While I was working on the Prince George’s County Council on Tuesday morning, members of my campaign team went to Annapolis to participate in Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America’s Advocacy Day. This year, Moms Demand has worked with Delegate Vanessa Atterbeary and Senator William Smith to close a dangerous loophole in our gun laws. The bill my team supports would require those convicted of domestic violence to relinquish guns already in their possession prior to the conviction. As it stands, domestic abusers cannot purchase a new weapon, but there is no mechanism in place to compel them to turn in guns that they already own.
With a place in the Maryland legislature, you could count on my continuous support of common sense gun reform. Although I was cheering my team from afar on Tuesday, I believe that we must do everything we can to protect citizens from gun violence. Domestic abusers have no business owning guns, and survivors deserve our protection.