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Maryland House Passes Gun Control Bill

The amended bill, passed by a 78-61 vote, will go back to the Senate and possibly a conference committee.

The Maryland House of Delegates Wednesday passed gun control legislation proposed by Gov. Martin O'Malley by a vote of 78-61.

The amended bill bans 40 kinds of rifles including the AR15, requires fingerprinting and licensing of all purchasers of new guns and broadens the law prohibiting firearms purchases by anyone who is involuntarily committed because of mental illness.

The bill was a major component of O'Malley's legislative package announced at the beginning of the 90-day session.

The House of Delegates debated the bill for nearly 10 hours over two days.

The amended bill will return to the Senate. The bill could go to a conference committee if the Senate does not accept the changes made by the House.

Both the House and Senate must agree on the same bill before midnight Monday.

Sanchez April 18, 2013 at 08:11 PM
Double down on your Westboro Baptist hate Steve. It shows everyone who reads your inane babble just what kind of person you truly are. Don't you have some signs to make to protest the funerals of the dead runners.
Sanchez April 18, 2013 at 08:11 PM
The school of red herrings returns.
CP April 18, 2013 at 08:20 PM
Prove me wrong jag.
Corbin Dallas Multipass April 18, 2013 at 08:29 PM
http://newtown.patch.com/blog_posts/this-fight-is-just-the-beginningsenator-chris-murphys-response-about-the-senate-failing-to-pass-the-background-check-amendment-0984fdfc#comment_7065099 looks... familiar....

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