I'm sorry, but what caused firearms to fall into the wrong hands was certainly not "gun lobby hysteria," as your editorial recently claimed ("Panicking over Md.'s gun law," Jan. 13).
Instead, it was a result of Maryland's oppressive new "sweeping reform" of gun laws and of gun dealers abiding by the law that states a firearm can be released to the buyer once the background check is completed within the legally required seven days. It was the government that was unable to comply with the law.
The firearms fell into the wrong hands because the state was overreaching and the infrastructure was not prepared.
Clay Seeley, Owings Mills
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