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Applications For Gun Licenses Jump In Maryland

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Under Maryland's law, new handgun owners will have to submit fingerprints to the state police before getting a license.
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Under Maryland's law, new handgun owners will have to submit fingerprints to the state police before getting a license.

In Maryland, state employees from other agencies are helping to process a record number of applications for the purchase of firearms.

State Police say they've been overwhelmed with applications before the start of a gun control measure which will give the state some of the nation's toughest gun laws.

Right now, the state's Licensing Division has received more than 88,000 gun purchase applications, compared with 70,000 in all of 2012.

The laws bans 45 different types of assault weapons, limits handgun magazines to 10 rounds, and requires potential owners to submit fingerprints to the state police in order to get a license for a handgun.

The new law goes into effect October 1.

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