Maryland is set to adopt some of the nation's strictest gun laws after the state Senate passed a bill on Thursday that includes an assault weapons ban and gun magazine limits.
The legislation now goes to Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley, who is expected to sign it into law.
"With today's vote, Maryland has chosen to enact a comprehensive, common sense approach to prevent gun violence & make our communities safer," he posted online after the vote.
It includes a ban on assault-style weapons and sets a 10-round limit for gun magazines, two measures topping the list of many gun control advocates.