Bishop Eugene Sutton of the Diocese of Maryland is featured in a new advertisement celebrating that state’s new gun laws.
The Washington Post wrote that the new law, signed last week by Gov. Martin O’Malley, is among the toughest in the country, and that the National Rifle Association plans to challenge it in court.
Part of the law requires people to submit fingerprints to the state police to get a license to buy a handgun.
“States with similar licensing provisions have substantially lower gun death rates than states that do not, so if we want better results we have to make better choices, and this legislation is part of that series of the better choices that we are making,” O’Malley said.
The other states include New Jersey, New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Hawaii.