Hundreds testify before Md. gun law hearing

A gun rights rally fills Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House while hundreds testify about Gov. O'Malley's proposed new gun laws.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, left, speaks with Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, second from right, after testifying at a Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing to urge state lawmakers to pass legislation requiring residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun, ban assault weapons, limit magazine capacities to 10 rounds and require prospective gun buyers to complete a safety course and pay a $100 application fee, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley, left, speaks with Maryland Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown, second from right, after testifying at a Judicial Proceedings Committee hearing to urge state lawmakers to pass legislation requiring residents to obtain a license before purchasing a handgun, ban assault weapons, limit magazine capacities to 10 rounds and require prospective gun buyers to complete a safety course and pay a $100 application fee, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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