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City state's attorney's reaction to illegal gun law

Posted at 6:02 PM, Jul 20, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-20 18:36:02-04

City state's attorney Marilyn Mosby was noticeably absent when a new ordinance on illegal gun laws was proposed Monday. Thursday, she gave her stance on mandatory sentences for those caught with illegal guns. 

"Am I for strengthening gun control in the city of Baltimore? I absolutely am. And if this ordinance passes, I will be using my discretion to go after violent repeat offenders," she said. 

If passed, the bill would force judges to hand out a prison sentence of at least one year to anyone convicted of illegally carrying a handgun near a Baltimore school, church, park or other public areas. 

The bill will go before committee Tuesday at 10 a.m.

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