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Ad to begin airing praising gun-control bill

Monday - 5/20/2013, 4:30am  ET

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) -- A television ad will begin airing in the Baltimore area that praises the gun-control measure recently signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley.

The ad is set to begin airing early this week. It's part of a campaign by supporters, who want to outline how they believe the law will be effective in preventing gun violence.

The Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence Education Fund is paying for the ad.

Vincent DeMarco, the president of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, says a fingerprint licensing component in the law is one of the most effective solutions available to reduce gun violence. The provision is designed to keep guns out of the hands of people who are not supposed to have them.

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