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Report: Guns Sold to People Barred From Owning Firearms

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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.

 

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