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May

Re: Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs (VIPP) Funding

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Download PDF here. May 5, 2020 The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan Governor State of Maryland State House Annapolis, MD 21401 Re: Violence Intervention and Prevention Programs (VIPP) Funding Governor Hogan, Thank you for your strong leadership in response to the COVID-19 crisis in our state. We appreciate your actions to prevent the spread of the […]

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21
Apr

Violence Interruption Funding Helps Stop the Spread of Street Violence and COVID-19

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Download PDF here. April 17, 2020 The Honorable Lawrence J. Hogan Governor State of Maryland State House Annapolis, MD 21401 Re: Violence Interruption Funding Helps Stop the Spread of Street Violence and COVID-19 Dear Governor Hogan, We, the undersigned, applaud you for your foresight and swift handling of the COVID-19 response in Maryland. We understand […]

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04
Apr

Suicide and Gun Violence

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Nearly two thirds of all gun deaths in this country are self-inflicted. In other words, of the almost 100 gun deaths a day, 66 are suicides. Let that sink in for a second. In this world of lockdown orders and COVID-19, many of us are feeling anxious, stressed, and unsure about our futures and even […]

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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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