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Bipartisan group will propose omnibus anti-crime bill, Md. lawmakers say

Sen. Robert Zirkin, a Democrat, talks about measures aimed at protecting Maryland residents from gun violence during a news conference with Democrats in Annapolis, Md., on Thursday, Feb. 1, 2018. Del. David Moon, far right in front, is sponsoring a bill to ban bump stocks, devices that enable rapid-fire shooting similar to fully automatic weapons. Sen. Richard Madaleno, left of Moon, is sponsoring a bill to repeal the state's Handgun Permit Review Board, which is comprised of five members appointed by the governor, and turn decisions over appeals for wear and carry permits over to administrative law judges. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)

ANNAPOLIS – A bipartisan group of legislators is working on an omnibus crime bill that would permit enhanced penalties for illegal gun possession and increase funding for witness relocation programs, among other law-and-order provisions, according to those involved in the ...

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