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**FILE** A sign depicting an assault rifle is held up at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley speaks with reporters in his office inside the Maryland State House in Annapolis, Md., Monday, April 7, 2014, the final day of the 2014 legislative session. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

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Jay Hanlon of Silver Spring, Md., second from left, and Mike Toeneboehn of Annapolis, Md., second from right, hold a 2nd amendment sign as they listen to speakers at at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a bill signing ceremony for Maryland's Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a bill signing ceremony for Maryland's Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a bill signing ceremony for Maryland's Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

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** FILE ** First lady Michelle Obama speaks during a bill signing ceremony for Maryland's Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 at the Maryland State House in Annapolis on April 17, 2013. (Associated Press)

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**FILE** A sign depicting an assault rifle is held up at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice Chair Kathleen Dumais (D-District 15), right, holds an emergency House Judiciary Committee hearing inside the Old House Chambers to debate three of the top gun legislation amendments before the Maryland House of Delegates votes on a gun-control measure at the Maryland State House, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Vice Chair Kathleen Dumais (D-District 15), right, holds an emergency House Judiciary Committee hearing inside the Old House Chambers to debate three of the top gun legislation amendments before the Maryland House of Delegates votes on a gun-control measure at the Maryland State House, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Del. Michael Smigiel Sr. (R-District 36), right, stands during an emergency House Judiciary Committee Hearing held by Vice Chair Kathleen Dumais (D-District 15), left, and Chairman Joseph Vallario, Jr. (D-District 27A), center, inside the Old House Chambers to debate three of the top gun legislation amendments before the Maryland House of Delegates votes on a gun-control measure at the Maryland State House, Wednesday, April 3, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** A sign depicting an assault rifle is held up at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** A sign depicting an assault rifle is held up at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Feb. 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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“You take property rights away, take value away from farmers,” said Joe Kuhn, of Woodbine, Md., driving his tractor near the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Tuesday to support repeal of a law passed last year to limit septic system growth. (Associated Press)

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“You take property rights away, take value away from farmers,” said Joe Kuhn, of Woodbine, Md., driving his tractor near the Maryland State House in Annapolis on Tuesday to support repeal of a law passed last year to limit septic system growth. (Associated Press)

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Hundreds gather at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Jay Hanlon of Silver Spring, Md., second from left, and Mike Toeneboehn of Annapolis, Md., second from right, hold a 2nd amendment sign as they listen to speakers at at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Tom Thompson of Glen Burnie, Md., left, and Jeff Richards of Easton, Md., right, stands in front of a National Rifle Association banner at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Mary Murphy of Bivalve, Md., holds a sign over her face as she listens to speaker at a pro-gun rights rally against a proposal by Maryland Governor Martin O'Malley that would ban assault weapons and require residents to obtain a license before purchasing handguns at Lawyers Park in front of the Maryland State House, Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (seen here) hold a press conference July 27, 2012, at the Maryland State House in Annapolis with Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller, Maryland House Speaker Michael Busch along with Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Prince George's County Executive Rushern Baker to announce a special session to expand gambling in the state. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)