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21
Apr

2017 MGA Legislative Wrap-Up

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Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence entered the 2017 legislative session with new leadership under President Jen Pauliukonis and Executive Director Elizabeth Banach. Under this new leadership, we significantly grew our grassroots participation and changed the landscape and culture of gun related legislation in Annapolis. Gun violence prevention advocates outnumbered the gun extremists on ‘Gun Day” […]

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02
Feb

Update: MPGV defends Weapons-Free Higher Education

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Earlier this week, leaders and volunteers for Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence testified and attended a committee hearing to defend HB 159: Weapons-Free Higher Education. MPGV practically filled the hearing room! This is the kind of fire we need to keep Marylanders safe from gun violence. As President Barack Obama said in his farewell speech, […]

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18
Oct

Van Hollen revisits gun control debate ahead of election

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Rep. Chris Van Hollen joined a group headed by former Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords to call on voters to vote for candidates who back "common sense" gun control measures. The Democratic candidate for Senate made the push on Tuesday in Annapolis alongside members of the Americans for Responsible Solutions political action committee and Del. Kathleen [...]

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28
Sep

Gun-control ad hits Szeliga, who has her own TV spot up in Md. Senate race

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(Josh Hicks, Washington Post) Listen to the ad here A Maryland gun-control group began airing radio ads Tuesday criticizing Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga (R) for not supporting fingerprint-based licensing for handgun purchases, something her opponent, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D), has long promoted. The commercials from Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence are scheduled to run during […]

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09
Sep

Baltimore Sun Letter: Baltimore awash in guns

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I applaud The Baltimore Sun's editorial, "More gun carnage" (Sept. 7), and Dan Rodricks' column, "Not even soft breezes stop the gunfire" (Sept. 7). Mr. Rodricks' words ring all too true. I spent Memorial Day weekend with Cynthia Bruce. Last July, Ms. Bruce's son Marcus was shot 19 times steps from his grandmother's Baltimore rowhome. [...]

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01
Sep

A back-to-school resolution

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As my family goes through our back-to-school rituals — buying school supplies, packing lunches, taking first-day-of-school pictures — my excitement is tempered with thoughts of the 20 students and six educators killed almost four years ago in Newtown, Conn. My son starts first grade at our local elementary school this year. My son is the […]

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06
Aug

Szeliga sticks to her guns in opposing stricter firearms laws

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(Josh Hicks, Washington Post) Maryland Senate candidate Kathy Szeliga (R) is declining to support stricter firearms laws, despite meeting with gun control activists last week and strong backing for such measures from voters in the state. Szeliga, the state’s House minority whip, didn’t budge from her position on the subject when she met Thursday with […]

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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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