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02
Jul

Handgun Permit Review Board update

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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 upon the legislature to pass this legislation by an overwhelming margin but […]

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22
Apr

MPGV Legislative Recap for 2019 Session

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The Maryland General Assembly completed its 2019 legislative session and adjourned on Sine Die at midnight on Monday, April 9. After an extremely successful 2018 session, we were uncertain whether gun violence prevention would be prioritized in 2019. However, the occurrence of gun deaths and injuries in Baltimore City remains too common. The 2018 shooting […]

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14
Feb

Sen. Chris Murphy praises Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

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“Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence is doing critical work to bring the voices of those most directly affected by gun violence into the national dialogue. There are so many policy changes we can make to save lives, but we have to start by listening to people in communities who live with this scourge every day,” said […]

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01
Oct

Five new GVP laws effective today

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Today is a day to celebrate! Five critical gun violence prevention laws in Maryland are now in effect. Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence worked for years to make these a reality. These are the five laws now making Maryland streets safer: ERPO (Extreme Risk Protective Order) Fund of Violence and Intervention Programs Rapid Fire Trigger Accessory […]

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12
Jul

Supreme Court & Upcoming Events

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President Trump’s nominee for the Supreme Court, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, is a Second Amendment extremist and threatens decades of work strengthening Maryland’s gun laws. What do we know about Judge Kavanaugh’s views on gun laws? Judge Kavanaugh believes assault weapon bans, like the one passed in Maryland, are unconstitutional… a position far outside the mainstream of other […]

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26
Apr

All four gun violence prevention bills…signed into law

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Yesterday, Governor Hogan signed four of our priority gun bills into law. We commend his and the General Assembly leadership’s support of these important policies. Yesterday’s signing could not have come at a more important time following a spike in violence in Baltimore City. The new laws will help prevent different types of gun violence: urban […]

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19
Feb

Our schools under attack… again

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It’s been a hard week. An American high school once again experienced a completely preventable tragedy when an angry, young man brought an AR-15 in to his old high school and murdered 17 students and educators and injured 14 more. As a leader of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence, I was already exhausted from battling […]

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25
Jan

Let the bullies hide behind their posters

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Looks like the gun lobby has been keeping an eye on our work and they aren’t happy! They want to shame us for raising our voices to pass meaningful gun reform. They want to shame us for daring to oppose them. They want to shame us for putting the safety of our families and communities […]

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14
Dec

Five years after Newtown tragedy, little has changed

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As the news of the shooting broke on December 14, 2012, I vividly recall the aerial shots of the peaceful town of Sandy Hook and the elementary school. News helicopters hovered in the air as news anchors tried to make sense of an unfathomable and unfolding tragedy. I never imagined that at the end of […]

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27
Nov

Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence Responds to the Supreme Court Decision to Deny Cert to the Appeal of Maryland’s Assault Weapon Ban

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 27, 2017   Media Advisory   Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence Responds to the Supreme Court Decision to Deny Cert to the Appeal of Maryland’s Assault Weapon Ban   Baltimore, MD (November 27, 2017) – Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence issued the following statement on today’s Supreme Court decision on Maryland’s […]

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