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Advocates, opponents testify on bill that would regulate long guns in Maryland

Advocates, opponents testify on bill that would regulate long guns in Maryland

Rachael Pacella doesn’t know if proposed legislation requiring rifles and shotguns to be regulated like handguns would prevent another mass shooting, like the one she survived in June.

But Pacella, who lived through the June massacre at the Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, told a state Senate committee Wednesday that it if stricter gun laws stop even one death, that would be enough.

“Anything that will prevent one shooting of any size would be worth your vote,” she said, “and this bill will do that.”

The reporter — an employee of The Baltimore Sun Media Group — was one of dozens of people who showed up to testify about

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