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United States

1 January 2003

Baltimore Sun

Starting today, gun buyers and dealers in Maryland will face a restriction not shared by their counterparts anywhere else in the country: a ban on the sale of newly made handguns that lack internal safety locks. The first-in-the-nation law that goes into effect today was part of a major gun safety package passed in 2000 at the urging of Gov. Parris N. Glendening. Aimed at reducing accidental shootings — especially those involving children — it was hailed by backers... (

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