Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence Commends House Committees for Historic Vote to Prevent Gun Violence

Governor O’Malley’s Legislation Is Effective Model for States to Reduce Gun Violence


“I want to commend the House Judiciary and Heath & Government Operations
Committees for their historic vote to approve Governor O’Malley’s landmark
gun violence prevention legislation last night,” said Vincent DeMarco,
President of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.  “With critical measures
to require fingerprint background checks of handgun purchasers, ban deadly
military-style assault weapons and limit high-capicity magazines to 10
rounds, this legislation will save lives in Maryland and should become a
national model for how states can effectively reduce gun violence.”

Governor O’Malley’s Firearms Safety Act of 2013 now moves to the full
Maryland House of Delegates.  A vote is expected on Tuesday, April 2.  The
Maryland State Senate has already approved similar legislation.