Harford sheriff wants handguns easier to get

Posted at 4:50 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-08 12:35:11-05

Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler is partnering with state senators and delegates in an effort to make it easier to get handguns in Maryland.

A proposal to modify state gun laws will be introduced in the general assembly this month. The announcement came a day after President Barack Obama's executive action on increasing gun control to reduce gun violence.

One of the bills is designed to cut license fees in half for those trying to buy a handgun, one is aimed at giving training exemptions to recognized correctional officers and retired law enforcement, according to a release from the sheriff's office.

Gahler is also supporting several other bills on traffic safety and fighting the heroin epidemic.

“These legislative measures are important for the safety and rights of citizens throughout Harford County and the State of Maryland,” Gahler said in the release. “The invaluable support I’ve received from these members of the General Assembly is a testament to their dedication to the people of Maryland. I will join them in Annapolis to do all I can to help these measures pass, and become law.”