The Firearm Safety Act of 2013 also gives the Maryland State Police better access to records already kept by federally licensed dealers, allowing them to identify major sources of illegal guns. Only 1 percent of licensed gun dealers supply nearly 60 percent of all guns used to commit crimes. Our police need to be able to find them and take action. It took federal agents more than nine years to shut down Valley Guns in Baltimore County, which failed to account for a quarter of its inventory — over 400 missing firearms — in one year. Nearly 500 of the guns it sold were traced to crimes. Under the new law, our state police will not have to sit around and wait for the feds to identify and shut down bad gun dealers.