Maryland State Police says officers from several law enforcement agencies will help troopers conduct background checks for people applying to buy guns.
State police said Thursday that officers from other agencies will conduct firearm purchase application background investigations. State law requires that the investigations be conducted by police officers.
As many as 20 officers will work out of a Maryland State Police office in Columbia beginning Monday.
The officers will be from Maryland Transportation Authority Police, Natural Resources Police, Maryland Transit Administration Police and the Maryland Capital Police.
State police have been scrambling to deal with a crush of applicants before Oct. 1, when the Firearm Safety Act takes effect. The law includes new requirements for background checks, including handgun qualification license and fingerprinting requirements.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Buy Local Buy Maryland
Buy Local, Buy Maryland is a customer savings club that features locally owned businesses. Card holders can save money by shopping in the stores featured in this exclusive program!
Inside the Baltimore Police Department's watch center is the hub from which city police can view hundreds of crime cameras, pull up street corners and follow suspicious activity sometimes in progress; fancy hardware increasingly complimenting witty software.
ABC2 Investigators uncover Baltimore Police officers making huge amounts of overtime as the agency downplays the total amount spent on OT.
Scripps reviewed dozens of lawsuits and spoke with former insiders who all allege the companies that handle Berkshire Hathaway Inc.’s asbestos and pollution claims, wrongfully delay or deny payment to cancer victims...
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency has moved to Level 2 operations this morning in anticipation of snow.