As reported by The Washington Post, and published March 1st, 2013, a version of Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley’s gun control bill passed in the Maryland Senate on Thursday, February 28th. The bill, in its final form, had over 40 amendments. In essence, the bill would ban assault rifles, limit the size of magazines, and require licenses for handgun purchases.
A rally in support of the Governor’s bill was held outside the State House, but the rally also attracted those who wanted to voice their opposition. One sign in support of the bill read simply “Newtown,” evoking memories of the recent tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Another read “End the Violence,” and still another read “Common Sense.”