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A gun-control measure in Maryland is drawing large crowds of supporters and opponents.
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If the legislation passes, Maryland's gun laws will be some of the strictest in the nation. The legislation bans ban assault rifles, decrease the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines from 20 to 10, update handgun licensing requirements to include digital fingerprinting, improve school security and restrict the ability of people who have been involuntarily committed to psychiatric facilities from purchasing guns.
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Longtime gun-control advocate Sarah Brady is in Maryland urging lawmakers to pass a comprehensive measure aimed at reducing gun violence.
Gun control and mental health aren't the only issues when it comes to curbing mass shootings.
The three bills that appear headed for passage were all recommended by a special task force set up by Gov. Bob McDonnell after the Newtown mass shooting.
Celebrities from the entertainment world, survivors of gun violence and family members of victims gathered on Capitol Hill to rally support for a ban on assault weapons and universal background checks on gun buyers.
Hundreds of concerned gun owners rallied outside the Maryland State House while a state Senate committee got ready for a hearing that is expected to go well into the evening.
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