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Promising Trends in Gun Violence Reduction

Promising Trends in Gun Violence Reduction

The FBI recently released first quarter 2024 gun violence numbers, and there is some good news.  While Maryland and the United States are still facing significant challenges with gun violence, we are seeing some promising signs, with Baltimore helping to lead the way....

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Surgeon General Declares Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

Surgeon General Declares Gun Violence a Public Health Crisis

Here at MPGV, we have been advocating for a public health approach to gun violence for years. This approach was the cornerstone of our discussions with administrative officials as we initiated conversations about establishing a state-level Office of Gun Violence...

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Where Does the Court Draw the Line?

Where Does the Court Draw the Line?

June 26, 2024 In United States v. Rahimi, the Supreme Court upheld the government’s ability to take guns away from people who “pose a credible threat to the physical safety of another,” including domestic abusers subject to domestic violence restraining orders. Gun...

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2023 Final Legislative Wrap-Up

2023 Final Legislative Wrap-Up

The 2023 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session ended on Monday, April 10. This first session since Governor Wes Moore took office was also the first since the United States Supreme Court handed down its June of 2022 NYSR&P v. Bruen decision. The Bruen...

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2022 General Assembly Wrap-Up

2022 General Assembly Wrap-Up

The 2022 Maryland General Assembly Legislative Session was a mixture of in-person and virtual hearings depending on when the hearing took place and which chamber was acting. Important questions about legislative accessibility are...

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2021 General Assembly Wrap-Up

2021 General Assembly Wrap-Up

The 2021 Maryland General Assembly Session has come to a close in a tumultuous and unusual year. Session took place during a highly restrictive environment in the midst of a global pandemic. Maryland is celebrating being the first...

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Suicide and Gun Violence

Suicide and Gun Violence

Nearly two thirds of all gun deaths in this country are self-inflicted.Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Web-based Injury Statistics Query and Reporting System (WISQARS) Fatal Injury Reports. A...

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Handgun Permit Review Board update

Handgun Permit Review Board update

Governor Hogan aligned himself with the gun lobby and vetoed the legislation that would eliminate the Handgun Permit Review Board. As you know, Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence made eliminating the HPRB one of our priorities for 2018. With your help, we prevailed...

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