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Maryland Senate passes gun control bill

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by vertical ascent, Mar 2, 2013.

  1. vertical ascent

    vertical ascent Vancouver Active Member

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    New York, Colorado now Maryland, which State is next, I am curious if these laws will be brought up and challenge in the Supreme Court.


    Maryland Senate passes gun control bill - Yahoo! News


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Maryland Senate approved a comprehensive gun control bill on Thursday that includes a ban on assault weapons and fingerprinting for prospective handgun buyers.

    The Democratic-controlled Senate passed the bill 28-19 and sent it on to the House of Delegates, according to the chamber's website.

    Democratic Governor Martin O'Malley proposed the measure in the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut, school massacre in December in which 20 children and six adults died. The rampage reignited a national debate on gun control.

    The bill has a licensing requirement for handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to state police. Gun buyers also have to complete an eight-hour safety training course and undergo a more rigorous background check before purchasing a weapon.

    The measure bars anyone who has been involuntarily committed due to mental illness from possessing a firearm. It also bans assault weapons and limits magazine sizes.

    (Reporting by Ian Simpson; Editing by Cynthia Johnston and Andre Grenon)
     
  2. drew

    drew OR Well-Known Member

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    I suspect there's going to be a lot of cases in federal courts related to state gun laws.

    This still has to pass the house which I assume will happen. I'm board against the East coast.