Baltimore Mayor Wants Additional Gun Control Measures

The mayor of Baltimore announced that she supports new gun control measures, according to WBC Radio.

The mayor supports two bills that were recently introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates and the Maryland Senate. The bill that was introduced in the Maryland House of Delegates gives individuals that are convicted of using a gun to commit a felony a 5-to-15-year prison sentence. The bill introduced in the Maryland Senate imposes an 18-month to 10 year sentence on anyone convicted of owning an illegal firearm. The mayor says that those bills target only criminals and not legal gun owners.

If these bills become law, more people will be serving longer sentences in Maryland prisons forMaryland crimes involving weapons. Maryland gun laws can be complex. Most people who are arrested for breaking gun laws in Maryland are either people who want to own a firearm, but their criminal past makes it illegal, or owners of handguns who didn’t realize they were breaking the law.

If you have been accused of breaking a firearms law in Maryland, contact the Maryland gun charge defense attorneys at Alpert Schreyer, LLC. We have successfully defended many clients against a wide variety of gun charges, including illegal possession of a firearm, concealed weapons charges, and more. Call us today at 866-444-6363 for a free case evaluation and to learn more about your legal rights.

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