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Bill to resist federal gun restrictions draws criticism

Mike Saechang
Twenty-one states are asking a federal appeals court to overturn provisions of Maryland's gun-control law that ban 45 assault weapons and limit gun magazines to 10 rounds.


A bill to block state and local police officers from enforcing any new federal gun restrictions drew criticism at a public hearing on Wednesday.

The House Judiciary Committee held the hearing where former prosecutor Randy Hillman, who was representing the Alabama Sheriffs' Association, said the measure would put law enforcement officers in a position of having to "pick and choose" what to enforce.

The committee could vote on the proposal next week, and the Alabama Senate has already passed a similar bill.

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