Four days after the Maryland State Police said they were going to “work around the clock” to clear a backlog of gun applications, the agency said it is finally caught up.
The agency said it completed more than 2,000 background investigations for gun purchases and said no regulated guns were released to any person who is prohibited from ownership.
Police said they prioritized people who had received their guns after the mandated seven-day waiting period had expired but before the background checks had been completed.
Employees had to work to clear the backlog after a state data system failure but have returned to their normal shifts as of Monday morning. All gun applications are now being completed within the standard seven-day window.