Marylanders Buying 1,000 Guns a Day Before New Gun Laws Take Effect

Marylanders Buying 1,000 Guns a Day Before New Gun Laws Take Effect

In anticipation of the implementation of new gun control laws next week, Marylanders have been scooping up 1,000 guns a day. 

According to the Baltimore Sun, 1,000 guns a day have been sold every day for the last two weeks and this week promises to be more of the same. 

Starting next week, bans will prohibit the sale of “assault rifles” and “fingerprints and a license” will be required to buy a handgun. 

State senator Nancy Jacobs (R-Dist. 34) says the new laws go too far and will only “make it…much more difficult for law-abiding citizens to get firearms without jumping through a million hoops.”

Jacobs bought two handguns in time to beat the new laws too–and one of them has an “extended magazine.”

Maryland State Police say background check requests for all the people trying to beat the sales ban and gun control laws have overwhelmed their system. This month alone background check requests are at “a pace roughly seven times that during the same time last year.” 

Moreover, over “102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year.” A number which represents twice the applications that were coming in during 2011.

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