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Groups rally to discuss gun laws

Posted at 7:14 PM, Mar 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-08 19:14:21-05

Volunteers with the Maryland chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in American and Everytown Survivor Network testified in Annapolis in support of two gun safety bills Wednesday.

If passed, Senate Bill 948 would update state law to ensure that all gun sales are subject to background checks, including those purchased at trade shows.

Volunteers also testified for Senate Bill 727 which would require domestic abusers and others convicted of crimes that prohibit them from possessing firearms be required to turn in their guns to police. Current law prohibits convicted domestic abusers from purchasing guns, but does not require them to turn in guns they already own. 

Everytown is the largest gun violence prevention organization in the country with more than 3 million supports and more than 125,000 donors including moms, mayors, survivors and others fighting for public safety. 

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