In 2013, Maryland passed what was then one of the strongest gun-safety laws in America. That law: bans assault weapons, requires fingerprinting and licensing of all handgun buyers, increases the penalties for using "cop killer" bullets in a crime of violence, and regulates firearm dealers' licensing and record-keeping. In 2018, Maryland passed additional laws to ensure convicted domestic abusers give up their firearms, and instituted a "red flag" or "extreme risk protective order" law. These are good laws and we need to build on them.
This year the House of Delegates passed several bills relating to gun safety, including regulating long guns and 3-D printed guns. The Senate did not pass them as well. We will continue our work.
* Register the assault weapons that were purchased prior to the 2013 ban.
* Ensure long guns are properly regulated.
* Work with our neighbors to protect Marylanders from weapons brought in from other states.
* Devise thoughtful security systems and plans for our schools so our children can learn in a safe environment.
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a grassroots movement of Americans fighting for new and stronger solutions to lax gun laws and loopholes. Since its inception after the tragedy at Sandy Hook School, Moms Demand Action has established a chapter in every state of the country and, along with Mayors Against Illegal Guns and the Everytown Survivor Network, is part of Everytown for Gun Safety, the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than four million supporters.