Blame the state for the gun law's failures [Letter]

January 16, 2014

Your editorial blaming Maryland gun dealers for the state's delay in conducting background checks on prospective buyers was absolutely absurd ("Panicking over Md.'s gun law," Jan. 13).

The state wrote the requirements, waiting periods and time frame that allowed gun dealers to release legally purchased guns to buyers. It wasn't the dealers who created whose unenforceable procedures. It was wholly a state responsibility.

The blame lies totally with the regulating body, not the dealers or buyers.

Peter Packer

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