One gun-related bill was passed during the 2015 session. It defies the label “gun control”. The bill repeals a requirement that would increase the chances of identifying the source of a weapon used to commit a crime, thus weakening Maryland’s strong gun control laws.

SB 736/HB 39 Public Safety – Handgun Identification Requirements – Repeal (RSC 3) repeals the requirement that a manufacturer that transports a handgun for sale, rent, or transfer in Maryland, include in the box with the handgun in a separate, sealed container: a shell casing of a projectile discharged from the handgun, and additional information required to identify the type of handgun and shell casing.

Doreen Rosenthal