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Assault weapons ban survives in Md. gun-control bill

Posted By admin On March 30, 2013 @ 4:33 am In Featured Stories,Prison Planet | Comments Disabled

Aaron C. Davis
Washington Post [1]
March 30, 2013

Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley notched a victory late Friday in a House committee that had become a linchpin in his efforts to pass one of the most far-reaching legislative responses to last year’s deadly school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

After more than eight hours of debate, every major provisions of the governor’s gun-control bill [2], including an assault weapons ban [3] and licensing and fingerprinting of gun buyers survived. Conservative Democrats had in recent weeks wavered [4] on the governor’s assault weapons ban, but a core Democratic majority fiercely defended the bill against repeated challenges.

The rare joint voting session of the House Judiciary Committee and the chamber’s Health and Government Operations Committee, which share jurisdiction over the bill, was at times met with heckles and boos by hundreds of gun-rights advocates who crowded into the House office building down the street from the State House.

The crowd sighed as O’Malley’s proposed fingerprinting requirement narrowly passed an early vote. Three African American Democrats representing Baltimore City and a conservative one from Western Maryland joined Republicans in opposition to the measure.

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[1] Washington Post: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/assault-weapons-ban-survives-in-md-gun-control-bill/2013/03/29/26ac09ec-98c9-11e2-b68f-dc5c4b47e519_story.html

[2] governor’s gun-control bill: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/maryland-gov-omalley-to-push-for-tougher-gun-control-rules/2013/01/13/d23861e0-5d9e-11e2-a389-ee565c81c565_story.html

[3] assault weapons ban: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/5-questions-about-the-maryland-gun-control-bill/2013/03/28/60cf38f8-9728-11e2-97cd-3d8c1afe4f0f_story.html

[4] wavered: http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/md-politics/proposals-to-change-maryland-gun-bill-would-allow-some-semiautomatic-rifles/2013/03/19/d339fada-90cb-11e2-9abd-e4c5c9dc5e90_story.html

[5] Feinstein to display guns at assault weapons ban announcement: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feinstein-to-display-guns-at-assault-weapons-ban-announcement.html

[6] Feinstein Vows to Introduce Assault Weapons Ban Bill: http://www.prisonplanet.com/feinstein-vows-to-introduce-assault-weapons-ban-bill.html

[7] Schakowsky: Assault Weapons Ban ‘Just The Beginning’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/schakowsky-assault-weapons-ban-just-the-beginning.html

[8] NRA says it has support in Congress to block ban on assault weapons: http://www.prisonplanet.com/nra-says-it-has-support-in-congress-to-block-ban-on-assault-weapons.html

[9] Obama Contributor, Who Helped Enact Assault-Weapons Ban, Ran ‘Fast and Furious’: http://www.prisonplanet.com/obama-contributor-who-helped-enact-assault-weapons-ban-ran-%e2%80%98fast-and-furious%e2%80%99.html

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