Support Solutions to Gun Violence that Work

Support Solutions to Gun Violence that Work

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      Moving Maryland Forward

There are enormous costs associated with the unusually high rates of gun violence in the United States. Debates about gun control often drift towards general arguments about whether guns make us safer or less safe, and gun control is equated with restricting gun ownership. However, gun control reform does not disarm law-abiding adults; rather, adopting these reforms can reduce gun violence and save lives.

Solutions to curb gun violence in Maryland might include:

• Require a license to purchase a handgun with appropriate age restrictions, mandatory safety training and fingerprinting, in addition to the current background check done by the Maryland State Police without taking any law abiding citizen’s gun
• Require fingerprinting before a firearm purchase
• Limit Magazine Capacity to 10 rounds instead of 20 rounds per magazine
• Ban Military-Style Assault Weapons designed to kill and inflict the maximum amount of human carnage
• Provide the Maryland State Police with the authority to regulate firearm dealers and require that a licensed dealer keep records of all receipts, sales, and other dispositions of firearms affected in connection with the dealer’s business

These steps will protect our rights outlined in the Second Amendment but also protect our livelihoods.

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    • Virginia Knowlton BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      It is important to support common sense, across the board solutions that bear an actual relationship to our gun violence problems, that rely on evidence rather than stereotypes, and that do not unjustifiably target people with mental health disabilities who demonstrate no propensity for violence.

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    • John Soos BEL AIR, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      It's important because gun violence is out of control. There is no valid need for an assault weapon. I have to have a license to drive a car because it can be dangerous and we want to know who is out on the road. So, why is it unreasonable to require a background check and licensing process for gun owners in order to avoid having these dangerous weapons out of the hands of those with mental illness. I don't see how this infringes upon the rights of any other gun owner. It may add some inconvenience but that's an extremely small price to pay for safety.

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    • ROBINSON LANGAT MOMBASA, KENYA
      • over 1 year ago

      IT WILL MAKE ALL OF US SAFE AND REDUCE VIOLENCE HENCE SAVING LIVES.

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    • Camilla Roberson BALTIMORE, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      It is far too easy to obtain military grade guns. These reforms address this and may be a good first step towards reducing gun violence while still protecting individual's 2nd amendment rights regarding a "well-regulated militia" and the right to bear arms.

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    • Steve Charing COLUMBIA, MD
      • over 1 year ago

      There are too many guns and not enough legitimate reasons to use them.

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