More than six in 10 Maryland residents favor stricter gun laws in the state and across the nation. Nearly one in four say gun violence is a major problem in their community, a concern that peaks in Baltimore and Prince George’s County. Gov. Martin O’Malley’s signature plan to require fingerprints, safety courses and background checks for handgun purchases is widely popular, with nearly three-quarters backing it “strongly.”

Washington Post poll | The Washington Post February 26, 2013
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