(ANNAPOLIS, Md.) — The Maryland Senate Thursday night gave final approval to a sweeping gun control bill, becoming the first state in 18 years to pass fingerprint licensing to buy new handguns.
The legislation also bans assault weapons, including AR-15s, reduces magazine capacity from 20 rounds to 10 and places new limits on firearm purchases by the mentally ill.
Gov. Martin O’Malley will sign the bill into law in May.
Copyright 2013 ABC News Radio
David Goldman, CNN Newswire