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Baltimore Co Council votes to pass law on security measures at firearm retails

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Posted at 6:46 PM, Jan 21, 2020

BALTIMORE COUNTY, Md. — A vote passed in the Baltimore County Council, Tuesday night on a bill that requires more security at gun shops and gun shows.

The Secure All Firearms Effectively or Safe Act, would require gun shops in Baltimore County to install an alarm and video system.

Shops would also have to install security gates or screens over windows and doors and lock weapons in a secure room.

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Temporary gun shows would also have to have a security guard.

County Executive Johnny Olszewski responded to the council's passing of the Safe Act saying, "Tonight a bipartisan group of Councilmembers voted for safer communities across Baltimore County — and throughout our region. I applaud the members of the Council who joined us to support this commonsense public safety solution that will keep stolen guns off our streets and out of the hands of violent criminals.”