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

April 21

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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Top 3 Reasons Why Safe Gun Storage is More Important Than Ever During the Coronavirus Pandemic

April 16

By Linda McKibben MD DrPH FAAP FACPM Date: April 2, 2020 I’ve spent my life as a community pediatrician and preventive medicine physician. I know that attitudes and behaviors are very difficult to change. That is exactly why Maryland’s Governor acted to close schools and businesses by executive order, with the force of law, rather [...]

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Suicide and Gun Violence

April 4

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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Handgun Permit Review Board update

July 2

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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MPGV Legislative Recap for 2019 Session

April 22

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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Sen. Chris Murphy praises Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

February 14

“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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Five new GVP laws effective today

October 1

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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Supreme Court & Upcoming Events

July 12

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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June 29

Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence joins all of you in mourning the five people killed inside the Capital Gazette newsroom yesterday and sending our love and support to those injured and traumatized. According to the Gun Violence Archive, this is the 154th mass shooting in the US in 2018. Unacceptable. This attack could have been prevented. Our national leaders need […]

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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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