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10:06 am
Wed April 3, 2013

Gun Control Vote Set in Maryland House of Delegates

Governor Martin O'Malley
Governor Martin O'Malley
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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland House of Delegates is scheduled to vote on a gun-control measure.

The House is expected to vote on the bill Wednesday.

Democratic lawmakers defeated Republican efforts to weaken the measure Tuesday night.

The House has made some changes to the bill approved by the Senate more than a month ago. But the strongest parts of the bill are still in it. They include a requirement for future handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to the state police to get a license and limiting magazines to 10 bullets. An assault weapons ban also is in the bill.

Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, proposed the measure in the aftermath of December's massacre at a Newtown, Conn., school, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults before committing suicide.