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Friday, Jul 12, 2013 at 2:59 PM

SCOTUS Asked to Void Md. Gun Permit Rule

SCOTUS Asked to Void Md. Gun Permit Rule

The Second Amendment Foundation says a requirement that applicants state a "good and substantial reason" to carry a firearm violates the right to keep and bear arms. Read »

Thursday, Apr 18, 2013 at 8:04 AM
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By Brian Witte

Opponents of Maryland's Gun-Control Bill to Sue

Opponents of Maryland's Gun-Control Bill to Sue

Representatives from gun-rights groups said they support going to court instead of trying to petition it to the ballot. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 17, 2013 at 8:08 AM

Gun Bill Petitioners Need 55K Sigs to Get it to Ballot

Gun Bill Petitioners Need 55K Sigs to Get it to Ballot

Opponents of the gun bill will need to gather 55,736 signatures if they want to petition it to the ballot in 2014. Read »

Friday, Apr 5, 2013 at 11:52 AM
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By Brian Witte

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Strict Gun-Control Bill

Maryland Lawmakers Pass Strict Gun-Control Bill

Maryland's already-strong gun laws will become among the strictest in the nation with a measure passed by the General Assembly Thursday, sending it to Gov. Martin O'Malley, who proposed the bill. Read »

Thursday, Apr 4, 2013 at 7:30 AM
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By Brian Witte

Maryland House Approves Gun-Control Bill

Maryland House Approves Gun-Control Bill

The Maryland House of Delegates approved a gun-control measure proposed by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley. Read »

Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013 at 8:31 AM
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By Brian Witte, NBC Washington

Md. House to Vote on Sweeping Gun Control Bill

Md. House to Vote on Sweeping Gun Control Bill

The bill would ban assault weapons, limit magazines to 10 bullets, and require gun buyers to submit their fingerprints to the state. Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 10:14 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. Democrats Defeat GOP Effort to Weaken Gun Bill

Md. Democrats Defeat GOP Effort to Weaken Gun Bill

Democratic lawmakers in the Maryland House of Delegates defeated Republican efforts to weaken a gun-control measure Tuesday night, moving the bill backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley closer to passage with its major... Read »

Tuesday, Apr 2, 2013 at 8:53 PM
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By Chris Gordon
      

Maryland House Takes Up Gun Control Bill

Gun rights advocates are trying to defeat Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control bill with dozens of amendments that the House is expected to consider into Tuesday evening. Read »

Friday, Mar 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM
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By Brian Witte

Md. House Panels Approve Gun-Control Bill

Md. House Panels Approve Gun-Control Bill

Maryland lawmakers on two panels advanced a gun-control measure that is a top priority of Gov. Martin O'Malley's legislative agenda. Read »

Thursday, Feb 28, 2013 at 5:53 PM
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By BRIAN WITTE

Maryland Senate Passes Gun Control Bill

Maryland Senate Passes Gun Control Bill

A gun control measure backed by the governor made it through the Maryland Senate. Read »

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Julie Carey
Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
Chris Gordon
Chris Gordon News4 Maryland Reporter Chris Gordon is a legal analyst and reporter for NBC4, focusing on Maryland.
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Domenico Montanaro NBC News Political Reporter Domenico Montanaro is an NBC News Political Reporter, analyst for NBC News' First Read and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
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Mark Murray NBC News Deputy Political Director Mark Murray is the NBC News Deputy Political Director, NBC News First Read analyst and NBCPolitics.com contributor.
Tom Sherwood News4 Political Reporter Tom Sherwood is a reporter for News4 specializing in politics and the D.C. government.
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