Gun violence prevention advocates, survivors urge MD lawmakers to pass gun safety legislation
ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Volunteers with the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America made sure their voices were heard on Thursday in Annapolis. Standing alongside Maryland delegates and senators, survivors of gun violence and other concerned residents urged Maryland lawmakers to pass what they’re calling “common sense” gun legislation this session. Those who attended the event today asked lawmakers to support legislation to prohibit undetectable and disguised firearms commonly known as ghost guns. While also advocating for lawmakers to close the background check loophole for rifles and shotguns.
“I think what the moms are doing is very necessary and it’s also an opportunity for us as legislators to show across the state that it’s not acceptable and we are very much concerned as to where gun violence place in large part of our communities unfortunately,” said Delegate Sheree Sample-Hughes.
Those among the advocates who attended the gun safety rally included a woman who’s husband was killed in the Capital Gazette shooting last year.