Gun dealers across Maryland say they are facing a situation right that is causing them big headaches and for some financial hardship. Some dealersbelieve they have been put in a very tough position. All at the same time while their customers are waiting longer than they bargained for to get the firearms they hope to purchase.
Not to mention the fact that there are very few guns being made available from gun manufacturers for stores to even offer customers as lawmakers debate gun control.
Gun dealers, like Joe Woods at his Maryland Quartermaster store along Main Street in Bel Air, find themselves literally sitting on guns that folks want to buy, because right now there is a five-to six-week backlog in processing background checks even though the law in Maryland requires just a 7-day wait for that background check before a firearm can go out the door of a firearms store to a legal owner.