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MARYLAND COMMUNITY LEADERS RECOGNIZE STATE SENATOR BRIAN FROSH FOR HIS EFFORTS TO PASS GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION IN CAMPAIGN VIDEO

02.28.2014

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February 28, 2014     

 

MARYLAND COMMUNITY LEADERS RECOGNIZE STATE SENATOR BRIAN FROSH FOR HIS EFFORTS TO PASS GUN SAFETY LEGISLATION IN CAMPAIGN VIDEO

Maryland community leaders praise State Senator Brian Frosh’s record of fighting to protect Maryland’s families from gun violence.

Bethesda, MD- A year ago today, Maryland’s groundbreaking legislation to prevent gun violence was approved by the Maryland Senate.  

Senator Brian Frosh, Chair of the Judicial Proceedings Committee, and a candidate for Maryland Attorney General, played a significant role in the law’s passage.  The law, which went into effect on October 1, 2013 bans the sale of over 45 different assault weapons, prohibits the sale of gun magazines with more than 10 bullets, provides the state the needed authority to better regulate gun dealers, requires gun owners to report lost or stolen guns, increases penalties for the use of cop-killer bullets in incidents of crime, and requires fingerprints and a license to buy a handgun.

Today, Brian’s campaign launched a video, featuring two Maryland community leaders and mothers, Dr. Sheryl Brissett Chapman and Erin Sharkey Gormley. Both speak passionately about the importance of Maryland's law establishing new standards for gun safety and providing greater protections for their children against gun violence.

The video can be seen on the campaign website, http://www.brianfrosh.com/splash.

“Senator Frosh courageously took the lead on the Senate floor to initiate real change that would help reduce gun violence in Maryland,” said Gormley.

A 2013 study at the Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research shows that criminals and their associates do not want to submit fingerprints to obtain a permit for the purchase of firearms. Fingerprinting, along with a strict permitting system, act as disincentives to criminals seeking guns.

“As your next Attorney General, I will be a strong advocate for gun safety, and do everything in my power to help state and local law enforcement officials enforce these gun safety laws.  I will also work with Maryland’s public health officials, educators, and community leaders to continue to protect Marylanders and keep our communities safe,” said Frosh.

For more information about the campaign, please visit www.brianfrosh.com, or www.facebook.com/brianfrosh and @BrianFrosh on Twitter.

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