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Maryland gun-control advocates hope key parts of a comprehensive measure aimed at controlling gun violence will take root in other states grappling to limit gun access by criminals and the mentally ill in the aftermath of the Newtown, Conn., massacre. Opponents are gauging interest in trying to uproot the bill at home by petitioning it to the ballot to give voters a chance to reject it next year.
After more than a week of signature-confirmation, whether Maryland's new congressional districts will appear on the November ballot for an up or down vote is still too close to call.
Opponents of the new Maryland congressional map met their petition deadline Saturday night, turning in what they believe to be enough names to force a November referendum.
A conservative watchdog group announced Thursday it will aid in the legal defense of a petition drive against a Maryland law that would allow illegal immigrants to pay in-state tuition under certain circumstances.