Maryland lawmakers passed a ban on sales of assault-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, a step sought by Governor Martin O’Malley in response to the December school massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
“Don’t get it twisted. Me and the girls did it first,” announced Patti LaBelle last night before belting out “Lady Marmalade,” the 1974 hit she performed with girl group Labelle, popularized since in karaoke clubs and by a cadre of younger artists.
Maryland will ban dozens of assault- style weapons and impose new licensing requirements on handgun owners under a bill that would make it the latest state to impose new limits after the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut.
Maryland Governor Martin O’Malley sought today to clarify his remarks after Republicans seized on his answer to a question about whether Americans are better off after four years of Barack Obama’s presidency.