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Maryland lawmakers disagree over persisting crime problems

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland lawmakers disagree over how to address intractable crime problems.

Senate Democrats outlined a package of legislation Thursday, but Republicans say the party that controls the General Assembly has failed to take swift and decisive action for years. Democrats are proposing a broad range of efforts that include the banning ghost guns. The weapons purchased over the internet don’t have serial numbers and are rising at an alarming rate in Maryland, even in schools.

Republicans are supporting Gov. Larry Hogan’s proposals, which include increasing penalties for people who use guns to commit violent crimes.

 

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