Report: Guns Sold to People Barred From Owning Firearms - WBOC-TV 16, Delmarvas News Leader, FOX 21 -

Report: Guns Sold to People Barred From Owning Firearms

Posted:
(Photo: AP) (Photo: AP)

PIKESVILLE, Md. (AP)- Maryland State Police say gun dealers released guns to 30 people who are prohibited from owning guns after a spike in applications created a background check backlog much longer than the 7-day waiting period.

The current backlog stands at 33,460 applications and with five people making the checks manually, the wait is currently 100 days.

Dealers are allowed to sell a firearm after the 7-day waiting period unless they receive notice that state police have rejected the application or put it on hold and the seller has no reasonable cause to believe the buyer is prohibited by state or federal law to own a firearm.

Authorities say they have recovered all of the guns that were sold to those barred from owning them.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Dorchester County Teacher Placed on Leave

    Dorchester County Teacher Placed on Leave

    Saturday, August 23 2014 12:44 AM EDT2014-08-23 04:44:34 GMT
    A Dorchester County public school teacher has been placed on administrative leave just days before the start of the new school year.More
    A Dorchester County public school teacher has been placed on administrative leave just days before the start of the new school year.More
  • Two Injured After Shots Fired in Seaford

    Two Injured After Shots Fired in Seaford

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:34 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:34:33 GMT
    Delaware State Police are investigating an incident where several shots were fired at a party in Seaford injuring two male subjects.More
    Delaware State Police are investigating an incident where several shots were fired at a party in Seaford injuring two male subjects.
    More
  • Felton Man Arrested for Meth Lab

    Felton Man Arrested for Meth Lab

    Saturday, August 23 2014 8:47 AM EDT2014-08-23 12:47:02 GMT
    Delaware State Police arrested Felton man Friday evening after a burglary investigation leads to a methamphetamine operation.More
    Delaware State Police arrested Felton man Friday evening after a burglary investigation leads to a methamphetamine operation.
    More
Powered by WorldNow

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and WBOC. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service