Gun Control Bill Passes MD House

Apr 04, 2013 -- 4:39am

One of Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley’s priorities for the current legislative session in Annapolis, has been passed by the House of Delegates.

Lawmakers on Wednesday voted 78-61 in favor of the Firearm Safety Act; the bill bans assault weapons and puts a 10 round limit on magazines; it also requires handgun owners to go through fingerprinting, firearms training and licensing and renewal fees.

Gov. O’Malley is expected to sign the measure quickly if it does indeed become law before the General Assembly wraps up on Monday. First though, the bill is now headed back to the Senate.

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