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Maryland: Governor Signs Sweeping Gun Control Bill into Law

Friday, May 17, 2013

Yesterday, Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley (D) signed into law sweeping gun control legislation, Senate Bill 281.  Reported by NRA-ILA throughout the session here, S.B. 281 faced strong opposition by the people of Maryland throughout the legislative process. This sweeping anti-gun legislation will take effect on October 1, 2013.

Among other things, this new law will ban 45 specific types of commonly owned semiautomatic firearms, require future purchasers of handguns to obtain a license to do so, mandate reporting of lost or stolen firearms within an arbitrary time period, and institute a ban on the sale, manufacture, purchase or transfer of magazines capable of holding more than ten rounds of ammunition. Your NRA-ILA will be pursuing legal action and continue to update you on the status on this and any other Second Amendment related issues in Maryland.

 

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.