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21
Jun

Maryland gun control advocates laud SCOTUS decision

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(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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20
Jun

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

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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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17
Jun

Maryland Legislature to revisit terrorist watch list gun bill

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(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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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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