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Bill to Stop Gun Sales at Pawn Shops

A1 Pawn at Hollywood

The 21st Delegation of Maryland House of Delegates is introducing a bill aimed at stopping area’s pawn shops from selling fire arms in their stores.

The bill, if passed, will affect A1 Pawn shop located at the 4 corner area in Hollywood. The shop is located close to nearby neaighborhood and only a block away from the Hollywood Elementary School.

The Senate and the House versions of the bill (Bill 705) can be found here and here respectively.

The bill says any person violating the proposed law will be guilty of a misdemeanor and will face conviction such as imprisonment not exceeding 5 years or a fine not exceeding $10,000 or both.

If the bill passes, it will take effect from October 1, 2011.

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