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Maryland House approves gun-control bill

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP/ABC7) - The Maryland House of Delegates passed a gun-control measure Wednesday.

The bill, which passed 78-61, would govern not only what kind of guns are legal, but how customers will be able to buy them.

The House has made some changes to the bill approved by the Senate more than a month ago. But the strongest parts of the bill are still in it. They include a requirement for future handgun buyers to submit fingerprints to the state police to get a license and limiting magazines to 10 bullets. An assault weapons ban also is in the bill.

Gov. Martin O'Malley, a Democrat, proposed the measure in the aftermath of December's massacre at a Newtown, Conn., school, where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults before committing suicide.

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