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21
Jun

Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

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The Supreme Court has rejected challenges to assault weapons bans in Connecticut and New York, in the aftermath of the shooting attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, that left 50 people dead. The justices on Monday left in place a lower court ruling that upheld laws that were passed in response to another […]

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21
Jun

Maryland gun control advocates laud SCOTUS decision

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(WBALTV) BALTIMORE —Gun control advocates in Maryland are cheering a decision Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court dealing with assault weapons. The Supreme Court refused to hear a challenge to Connecticut’s assault weapons ban, again deciding to leave such laws up to individual states. Connecticut’s ban is similar to the law passed in Maryland in […]

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20
Jun

Statement by Jen Pauliukonis, President of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, On Maryland Support for Handgun Purchaser Licensing

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Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is happy to report that all Democratic Maryland candidates for Congress, incumbent and otherwise, have signed our Resolution to cosponsor the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act. MPGV is honored to have the support of Senate candidate Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-8) and House of Representative incumbents Rep. John Delaney (D-6), Rep. […]

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17
Jun

Maryland Legislature to revisit terrorist watch list gun bill

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(Fox45News) ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WBFF) — Some Maryland legislators have said they plan to revive a bill that would prohibit anyone on the federal government’s terrorist watch list from purchasing firearms. A similar bill was introduced before the General Assembly earlier this year, but it failed to pass in a Senate committee. Vincent DeMarco, who serves […]

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17
Jun

New Poll: Near consensus among Maryland 6th District voters on gun restrictions

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This new public opinion poll of 6th Congressional District voters documents the near consensus view that convicted felons, domestic abusers, and suspected terrorists in Maryland should be prohibited from possessing firearms. By a large majority, voters in this district would also prohibit firearms on public college campuses. It is unusual in today’s politics to see […]

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16
Jun

Maryland’s Assault Weapon Fight Sees Renewed Effort

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June 16, 2016 – Veronica Carter, Public News Service (MD) ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The massive shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead has renewed efforts in Maryland to keep the state’s assault weapons ban in place. The state’s landmark Firearms Safety Act of 2013 is currently being challenged in court. Maryland […]

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