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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
NRA, gun-control groups begin work in Annapolis
NRA, gun-control groups begin work in Annapolis

The National Rifle Association and a trade organization representing the $13.6 billion gun industry began work in Annapolis this week as the General Assembly prepared to debate some of the nation's strictest gun laws. The NRA held a meeting for about 25 lawmakers Thursday to discuss strategy in a conversation expected to intensify as early as Friday morning, when Gov. Martin O'Malley releases details of his gun control plan. On Wednesday, the National Shooting Sports Foundation registered prominent Annapolis firm Alexander & Cleaver on its behalf. O'Malley has proposed what he called "common-sense" measures that include licensing of handguns, a ban on assault...