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Maryland governor seeks gun owners’ fingerprints

WASHINGTON — Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley will seek to institute some of the nation’s strictest gun-licensing requirements, ban assault weapons, and restrict visitor access to schools in one of the most expansive government responses sought to last month’s school shooting in Newtown, Conn.

Perhaps most controversially, O’Malley will ask the General Assembly to force prospective gun owners to provide fingerprints to state police, complete a hands-on weapon-familiarization and gun-safety course, and undergo a background check to be licensed.

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