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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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24
May

Sun: Maryland group calls on congressional candidates to support gun licensing

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A Maryland advocacy group is seeking to inject gun control into the contest to replace retiring Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, calling on congressional candidates to support a federal handgun licensing bill that was approved by state lawmakers three years ago. In a letter to House and Senate nominees, Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence asked candidates on Monday to co-sponsor […]

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19
May

National Concert Across America to End Gun Violence is Sept. 25

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The recently announced Concert Across America is especially exciting because it is being organized by the person in charge of the hugely successful Million Moms March to promote tighter gun laws in 2000. That march brought out 750,000 supporters in Washington and another 150,000 or so across the country. We hope that even more will […]

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19
May

Join us for Wear Orange Day on June 2 in Baltimore

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On June 2, people from across the nation will be wearing orange to raise awareness about gun violence. Marylanders, join us and the MD chapter of Moms Demand Action in Baltimore at the playground in Patterson Park at 3:30 for a kid-friendly event. Details & RSVP: http://every.tw/1Te8Vw3 ‪#‎WearOrange‬

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19
May

Pray for Peace on Sunday, May 22

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JOIN US THIS SUNDAY, MAY 22nd at 5 PM! Stand in solidarity with faith groups, survivors, and other gun violence prevention organizations at Washington Hebrew Congregation for this important event featuring Daniel Webster, Director for the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research. Join us and learn how you can be a part of […]

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12
May

More Details on Gun Used in Shopping Mall Shootings

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More details have come to light regarding how this domestic abuser was able to get his gun. Since the guns were purchased while the shooter lived in Nevada, Prince George’s Police Department had no way of knowing about them. Our country’s current patchwork of gun laws enables these tragedies and puts families and communities at […]

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06
May

Statement on Shootings in Prince George’s and Montgomery Counties

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The shootings yesterday in Prince George’s County and today in Montgomery County were a tremendous tragedy. Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence sends our thoughts and prayers to all the families affected. While we are still learning details from both shootings, it seems clear that the shootings stemmed from a domestic violence situation. “This terrible incident […]

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05
May

One Week in April, Four Toddlers Shot and Killed Themselves!

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“During a single week in April, four toddlers — Holston, Kiyan, Za’veon and Sha’Quille — shot and killed themselves, and a mother driving through Milwaukee was killed after her 2-year-old apparently picked up a gun that had slid out from under the driver’s seat. It was a brutal stretch, even by the standards of researchers […]

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