Governor O’Malley signs new gun control legislation into law this week, but the fight over firearms is not over yet. Now, gun control groups push to get the issue before voters.
Assault rifles–banned. Gun buying–limited. The governor signs Maryland’s tough new gun law, and it’s already meeting major resistance.
The State Department has ordered a website to take down blueprints for the world’s first plastic gun, which people could make with a 3D printer. The all-plastic weapon was successfully test fired just last week. The government warned that putting these plans online could violate export laws. Before the blueprints disappeared, they were downloaded 100,000 times.
The grandparents of a Kentucky toddler who was accidentally shot by her 5-year-old brother say they don’t believe young children should have access to guns.
Maryland’s comprehensive gun-control measure is constitutional, Attorney General Doug Gansler wrote in a 25-page legal review made public on Wednesday.
A gun owners’ rights group has threatened to sue 35 Maryland counties or municipalities unless they repeal regulations that the group says violate state gun laws.
Gun advocates say they’ll take their fight against Maryland’s tough new gun laws to a court of law instead of the court of public opinion.
Delegate Neil Parrott has scheduled an announcement about a gun-control bill that passed this session.
A gun rights group is contesting firearms restrictions in a Frederick County town.
Opponents of Maryland’s new gun legislation are refusing to roll over. It is expected to go to referendum.
The Maryland General Assembly is sailing into the last day of this year’s legislative session on Monday under unusual circumstances: Bills tackling the budget, gun control, repealing the death penalty and other major issues already have been sent to Gov. Martin O’Malley for his signature.
Gun control advocates hope key parts of a comprehensive measure aimed at controlling gun violence in Maryland will take root in other states grappling to limit firearms access by criminals and the mentally ill in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre.