Number of civilian gun applications approved in Md. increases

The number of approved applications for Maryland residents to buy or own a regulated firearm — essentially handguns — increased significantly from 2019 to 2020, based on Maryland State Police data from a public records request.

Bill alters gun storage requirements for unsupervised minors

A bill in Maryland that would establish additional prohibitions and increased penalties for an unsupervised child to access a firearm was introduced at the state’s General Assembly.