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Maryland needs tougher laws on gun access
The horrific tragedy in Connecticut has triggered a justifiable groundswell of support for a ban on semi-automatic weapons. I fully agree with such a ban. As a state senator, I was the chief sponsor and floor leader of the ban on semi-automatic pistols in 1992. That legislation named 23 specific weapons. The gun industry has renamed and refitted semi-automatic weapons to circumvent this law and similar laws in other states.
January 4, 2013