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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.
A gun control bill that's one of the first pieces of legislation to be introduced in the 113th Congress is likely to face tough opposition.
The owner of a Rockville shooting range says interest in gun safety is on the rise among women and in neighborhoods where homes have been burglarized.