General Assembly to Vote on Gun Control This Week

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Since we opened the most recent National Conversation on Gun Control, we’ve learned plenty about just how entrenched the opposing viewpoints are and precious little about how various policy decisions might affect gun violence.

Nevertheless, Maryland’s General Assembly is ready to have it out in the State House over Gov. Martin O’Malley’s sweeping grab bag of gun-control proposals — including expanding the definition of “assault weapon,” requiring an eight-hour training course for all gun owners, who would also be fingerprinted in the licensing process.

So, perhaps angrier but no wiser, Maryland lawmakers will butt heads over gun-control, and we are sure to end up with a new set of policies on gun ownership that may or may not be useful.



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