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All four gun violence prevention bills…signed into law

April 26

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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Our schools under attack… again

February 19

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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Let the bullies hide behind their posters

January 25

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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Action alert: Urge your senator and delegate to cosponsor critical gun violence prevention bills!

January 15

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Five years after Newtown tragedy, little has changed

December 14

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

November 27

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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Asking the hard questions and looking for real answers

October 16

I have listened to the constant stream of news coverage regarding the shooting in Las Vegas for the past two weeks. The media has attempted to make sense of the tragedy, but attempting to make sense of a nonsensical event is a dangerous exercise. Reporters have questioned the shooter’s motive and sanity. A news outlet […]

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Press Release: Legislation Banning “Bump-Fire” Stocks to be Introduced in Maryland in 2018

October 6

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 6, 2017 Contact: Jen Pauliukonis 410-925-0954 jen@mdpgv.org Legislation Banning “Bump-Fire” Stocks to be Introduced in Maryland in 2018 Device Used in Vegas Shooting allows Semi-Automatic Weapons to Fire Continuously BALTIMORE, MD – Maryland State Senator Bill Ferguson and Delegate David Moon plan to introduce legislation that would ban the sale of […]

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What happened in Las Vegas

October 2

I’m angry. I’m heartbroken. I woke up at 6:30 am on Monday morning to news that should be unimaginable: a devastating mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. A man stood in a hotel room with an arsenal of high-powered rifles and shot out the window, taking 58 lives. There were […]

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245 homicides in Baltimore

September 22

245 homicides in Baltimore. That’s what it finally took to get help from the state for Baltimore’s gun violence epidemic. Too many people view Baltimore’s homicides as Baltimore’s problems, but Baltimore is the heart and soul of the state and the everyone needs to stand up and collaborate to find solutions. A joint hearing with […]

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