According to reports, the state of Maryland is struggling to keep up with the demand for firearm purchase applications.
In all of 2012 the state processed around 70,000 applications for new gun purchases. In 2011 the state processed a mere 46,000.
As of last week the state had already received almost 89,000 applications for 2013.
That puts the purchase pace for 2013 at almost double the 2012 rate.