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Sheriff plans selective enforcement of new gun law

Wednesday - 6/5/2013, 12:19pm  ET

OAKLAND, Md. -- Garrett County's sheriff is asking county commissioners to support selective enforcement of Maryland's new gun control law.

Sheriff Robert Corley voiced his opposition to the new law at Tuesday's commissioners meeting and presented the panel with a resolution he says protects citizens' rights.

Corley plans to reserve enforcement of the new law except when someone is suspected of a violent crime, has been convicted of a prior felony or adjudicated with a dangerous mental illness.

Corley says the resolution resembles resolutions in Carroll and Cecil counties that state the law, which, in part, requires people to submit fingerprints to buy a handgun, infringes Second Amendment rights. The Cumberland Times-News ( reports that two commissioners supported the resolution and the third suggested soliciting citizen input and a review by legal counsel.


Information from: Cumberland (Md.) Times-News,

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