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Maryland’s Newest Gun Laws Target Homicide Rates

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The following are the thoughts of Rosana Escobar Brown, former law clerk and recent graduate of Fordham University School of Law, on the recent gun control legislation in Maryland. Maryland’s newest “tough on crime” gun laws will go into effect this October. In a legislative session that sparked much protest, the General Assembly passed the Firearm Safety Act of 2013, tightening ownership and registration laws to be some of the most stringent in the country. The new laws require fingerprinting and licensing to become a gun owner, among other ownership requirements. For instance, the background check process now seeks to prevent gun ownership among the mentally ill. (Washington Times) The law added a total of 45 guns to its list of banned assault weapons, and imposed a 10-round limit on handgun magazines. State police are empowered to audit gun dealers under the new law, and failure to report a lost…

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Maryland Man Sentenced For his Role In Prostitution Ring

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Maryland man, Angel Campos Tellez, who is twenty-seven years old, was sentenced to forty-six months in prison for helping in a commercial sex enterprise, which means “any sex act on account of which anything of value is given to or received by any person.” (more…)

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