Gun Safety

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.

We Need To:

* 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.