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Gun control becomes an issue in Md. Senate race

Gun control becomes an issue in Md. Senate race

Federal gun control has emerged as an issue in Maryland's Senate contest, with the two Democratic candidates pushing a series of proposals after last month's massacre at a South Carolina church.

Rep. Donna F. Edwards called for a sweeping overhaul of federal gun laws in an opinion piece in The Baltimore Sun. The Prince George's County lawmaker says she supports a ban on assault weapons and a prohibition on domestic abusers purchasing firearms.

The latest addition to Edwards' platform comes after her opponent, Rep. Chris Van Hollen, introduced a bill to toughen handgun licensing requirements and make it harder for people to buy firearms from private dealers and at gun...