Gun control rally draws students to Annapolis

Gun control rally draws students to Annapolis

The gun rights advocacy group has given $263,818 to candidates in the first two months of 2018. Wochit video by Keith Demko Students from a Maryland school where a girl was killed in a shooting and a reporter from the Capital-Gazette newspaper where five people were shot to death last month held a rally Saturday to urge lawmakers to approve stronger measures to protect people from gun violence. Sen. Will Smith told dozens of people who gathered in heavy rain outside the Maryland State House that he plans to propose a resolution in January when the state’s next legislative session begins to try to replicate a four-state coalition in the northeast, where New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and Rhode Island agree to share registries of people who are prohibited from owning firearms in individual states. Smith’s proposal would attempt to make a similar coalition between Maryland and neighboring states. "Moving forward, it’s going to take all of us here in Maryland to start a national dialogue and to create a national model to change gun safety laws, not only here in our state but across the nation," Smith, a Montgomery County Democrat said. Maryland already has some of the nation’s toughest gun laws, including a sweeping gun-control measure approved in 2013 that banned assault weapons and has withstood court challenges. Smith said the porous nature of borders means states need to work in tandem to fight gun violence. Reporter Selene San Felice, who survived the June 28 shooting at […]

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