A bill banning firearms at polling sites in Maryland is advancing in the state Legislature, and advocates say it is necessary to stop voter intimidation.
With amendments underway, a bill in the Maryland General Assembly looks to change the language of an existing law in order to reduce the risk of minors’ access to guns.
In the wake of the massacre of 17 students and teachers at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, a number of school systems in Maryland are reporting a spike in threats. Anne Arundel County is among them. Still, the county’s school administration and teacher’s union question the call for some instructors to be armed while on school grounds.
Hundreds of Montgomery County students joined with others from around the region in a rally in front of the White House on Wednesday. The students say they wanted to add their voice to the students from Douglas High School in calling for changes in the law to prevent massacres at schools like the one last week at the Parkland, Florida school that left 17 students and faculty members dead.
Maryland lawmakers consider legislation banning guns and other weapons on public college campuses around the state.