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Senate approves gun bill, but not without heated late debate

April 10, 2023

After some procedural maneuvering and heated debate, the Senate gave final approval on an expansive gun bill about 30 minutes before midnight Friday. The 28-13 vote passed House Bill 824, which raises the age for legal gun possession to 21 and expands prohibitions on who cannot possess firearms. The vote may not have happened if Sen. Antonio Hayes (D-Baltimore City) didn’t make a motion to reconsider a special order that would have postponed additional debate until Monday.

Article Source: Maryland Matters

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