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Posters opposing gun control bills before the Maryland General Assembly line a walkway outside the Lowe House Office Building in Annapolis
where hundreds waited to speak their mind Tuesday. Among them was Tim Rourke of Mechanicsville, Md. (below), who says he waited until 3 a.m. to testify Friday, watches a video feed of the House Judiciary Committee with others while waiting to give testimony on their opposition to the bills.
FILE - In this March 1, 2012 file photo, Rep. Anne Kaiser, D-Montgomery, an openly gay member of the Maryland General Assembly, holds Natalie Vincent, 10 months, the daughter of a member of Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley's staff, after O'Malley signed the Civil Marriage Protection Act in Annapolis, Md. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, File)
Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., Prince George's Democrat, talks to the news media at the start of a special session of the Maryland General Assembly on Monday in Annapolis. The chamber gave preliminary approval to income tax increases. (Associated Press)
Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller speaks during the 13th Annual Democratic Legislative luncheon, Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2011, in Annapolis, Md. The Maryland General Assembly begins Wednesday,Jan. 12. (AP Photo/Rob Carr)
The Maryland General Assembly passed "everything the governor put forward that was capable of passing," said State Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr., here on the last day of the legislative session in Annapolis on Monday. (Associated Press)