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Friday
Apr052013

Maryland Passes Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Hemera/Thinkstock(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) -- The Maryland Senate Thursday night gave final approval to a sweeping gun control bill, becoming the first state in 18 years to pass fingerprint licensing to buy new handguns.
 
The legislation also bans assault weapons, including AR-15s, reduces magazine capacity from 20 rounds to 10 and places new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill.
 
Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign the bill into law in May.

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