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Outgunned: Maryland police overwhelmed by huge backlog of background checks

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A surge in gun sales in Maryland has led to a massive backlog in background checks, taking as much as 10 weeks instead of the required seven days. In the first five months of 2013, the Maryland State Police received 57,732 applications to purchase a handgun or assault-style weapon -- more than the agency receives in a typical year. The state police department is supposed to complete a...

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