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 or Bump Stock Ban
- Oversight of the Handgun Permit Review Board
- Disarming Process for Domestic Abusers
Read our legislative wrap-up to learn more about these new laws.
But we can’t walk away now, and we need your help to keep the momentum going.
Here’s what MPGV is working on in the coming months:
First, we will hold monthly forums and panel discussions to educate the public on how they can be empowered to use the Extreme Risk Protective Order if they see warning signs from loved ones. The law can only be effective is the public understands how to use these life-saving tools.
Also, we need to continue closing dangerous loopholes that allow illegal guns on our streets and adolescents access to firearms. We need to continue monitoring the Handgun Permit Review Board so it can no longer be used to corrode Maryland’s concealed carry standards. And, importantly, we must fight back against the deluge of bad gun bills put forth by the gun lobby each year.
Your support will allow us to continue this important work. We have made great strides, but we still have a long way to go. Please consider making a donation today.