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Maryland, DC Democrats continuing push for gun-control laws

Posted at 9:26 AM, Jun 29, 2016
WASHINGTON (AP) - Members of Congress from Maryland and the District of Columbia are continuing their push for gun-control legislation after last week's sit-in on the House floor.
 
Maryland Democrats Chris Van Hollen, Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes will talk about the gun-control measures they support during an appearance Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore. The congressmen will join gun violence survivors, advocates, faith and community leaders. 
 
Also Wednesday, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who represents the District in Congress, will host a discussion on legislation to require background checks for gun-show purchases. She'll be joined by Democratic Congressman John Garamendi of California and Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier.
 
The new gun-control efforts by Democrats in Congress were prompted by the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.
 
ABC2 News contributed to this report. 
 

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