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A roadside sign in southern Maryland has some upset.

It warns liberals they better get their guns if there is an attempt to impeach President Trump.

CNN reports that the Calvert County sheriff’s office has been hit with numerous comments from both supporters and those attacking the sign.

The Calvert Recorder says that law enforcement has talked with the owner who was not identified.

And it reports that he is thinking about changing it or taking it down.          

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - A gun control measure banning high-capacity magazines is headed for consideration by the state House after clearing a committee.

The legislation released from committee Wednesday criminalizes the manufacture, sale, transfer, purchase, receipt or unlawful possession of magazines holding more than an approved number of bullets.

As initially written, the bill prohibited magazines holding more than 10 rounds of ammunition. The bill sponsor later added an amendment permitting magazines holding up to 17 rounds.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Delaware House lawmakers are set to vote on a revised bill banning bump stocks, trigger cranks and similar devices that increase the rate of fire of semi-automatic firearms.

The legislation to be considered Tuesday was previously approved by the House but was later amended in the Senate to lessen the penalty for a first offense of violating the proposed ban from a felony to a misdemeanor.

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Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law a measure aimed at keeping firearms out of the hands of those with mental health problems.

It’s called the Beau Biden Gun Violence Prevention Act named after the form state attorney general and son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

Beau Biden backed a similar bill in 2013.

He died from cancer in 2015.

But former the former vice president was on hand for the signing ceremony on Monday.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A ban on devices that can increase a semi-automatic rifle's firing rate has cleared the Maryland General Assembly.

The bill was approved by the Senate Wednesday, sending it to Gov. Larry Hogan who has said he will sign it.

The measure bans bump stocks. They can make a semi-automatic rifle's firing rate nearly fully automatic.

Bump stocks were used in the mass shooting in Las Vegas last year that killed 58 people and wounded more than 800.

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The National Rifle Association has been a big supporter of Congressman Andy Harris with a total of over $25-thousand since his 2008 campaign.

His Democratic colleagues have not taken any money from gun rights or gun safety groups so far this year.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that so far he has received nearly $2-thousand so far this year according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

The paper reports that Harris’s office did not respond for comment.

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DOVER, Del. (AP) - Democratic lawmakers are introducing legislation to raise the age for all firearm purchases in Delaware to 21.

The proposal comes in the wake of last month's school shooting in Florida and echoes efforts in other states and decisions by Wal-Mart and Pittsburgh-based Dick's Sporting Goods to raise the age for all gun purchases.

Under current law, a person in Delaware must be 21 to buy a handgun, the type of firearm most often used in crimes and suicides.

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Students from Richard Montgomery High in Rockville, Maryland rallied in the nation’s capital calling for stronger gun control legislation.

In their protest in front of the White House Daniel Gelillo, a senior at the school, said that student must pressure lawmakers to force them to act on gun control.

He told the Associated Press that until now nothing had an impact on lawmakers.

Gelillo noted that there had been a number of shootings from Orlando and Las Vegas to now the high school in Parkland that left 17 people dead.

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LEONARDTOWN, Md. (AP) - Two Maryland teenagers have been charged with making threats after they talked about bringing guns to school.

The St. Mary's County Sheriff's Office said it received a call Friday about two Leonardtown High School students who were discussing a recent school shooting.

According to police, the teens were overheard discussing bringing guns to school and how they were too smart to get caught.

Deputies investigated and learned one of the teens had access to numerous firearms and had made posts on social media that were a cause for concern.

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BALTIMORE (AP) - A Republican running for a Maryland legislative seat raffled off an AR-15 assault weapon at a Saturday night fundraiser, only days after the same type of weapon was used to kill 17 people at a Florida high school.

The Baltimore Sun reported that about 15 people held a peaceful vigil outside, reading off the names of the 17 victims, as well as others killed in mass shootings, before the fundraiser for sheriff's deputy Aaron Penman.

The Facebook posting for Penman's event said gun winners would have to complete background checks.

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