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Maryland already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation, so it’s no surprise to hear that the Maryland House of Delegates passes a measure to ban all firearms from college campuses in the state. 

The House of Delegates voted Friday to ban firearms on Maryland college campuses.

Maryland law currently prohibits firearms on K-12 school properties. This bill extends that to include college campuses.

The issue sparked serious and thoughtful debate before delegates passed the measure with an 84-49 vote.

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“This is a population that we can directly impact and protect,” said Delegate Ben Barnes, D-Anne Arundel and Prince George’s counties.

“News flash: people who are breaking laws are not going to respect this law just like they don’t respect other laws,” House Minority Whip Kathy Szeliga said.

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