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MPGV Legislative Recap for 2019 Session

MPGV Legislative Recap for 2019 Session

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...

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Sen. Chris Murphy praises Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

Sen. Chris Murphy praises Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence

“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...

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Five new GVP laws effective today

Five new GVP laws effective today

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...

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Supreme Court & Upcoming Events

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...

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All four gun violence prevention bills…signed into law

All four gun violence prevention bills…signed into law

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...

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Our schools under attack… again

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...

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Let the bullies hide behind their posters

Let the bullies hide behind their posters

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...

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Five years after Newtown tragedy, little has changed

Five years after Newtown tragedy, little has changed

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...

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Asking the hard questions and looking for real answers

Asking the hard questions and looking for real answers

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...

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What happened in Las Vegas

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...

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