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Van Hollen revisits gun control debate ahead of election

October 18

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

September 28

(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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Baltimore Sun Letter: Baltimore awash in guns

September 9

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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A back-to-school resolution

September 1

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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Szeliga sticks to her guns in opposing stricter firearms laws

August 6

(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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Supreme Court leaves state assault weapons bans in place

June 21

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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Maryland gun control advocates laud SCOTUS decision

June 21

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

June 20

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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Maryland Legislature to revisit terrorist watch list gun bill

June 17

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

June 17

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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