Stricter gun control in Maryland went into effect on Oct. 1 but what does that mean for buyers—or those who purchased guns before the new law was enacted?
"If you’re a would-be gun buyer, you can expect more stringent background checks," writes blogger and Annapolis-based attorney Drew Cochran in his post The New Maryland Gun Laws: What They Mean For Gun Buyers. "You will be obliged to submit a fingerprint and undergo gun safety training.
"These requirements apply to new guy buyers only. The Maryland Attorney General has made it clear that those who legally owned and purchased a handgun before October 1 will not be violating the law."
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Some exceptions to the new gun laws
New standard firearm application (and the backlog in processing)
The new gun laws have been challenged by some gun owners and advocacy groups, and The Washington Times reported a federal trial date to hear arguments is set for February 2014.TELL US: What do you think of the new gun laws? Leave a comment to let us know.