from afro.com – A new attempt to impose a mandatory one-year jail sentence for anybody caught carrying a handgun in Baltimore, within 100 yards of a church, school, park, or any other public facility has members of the Baltimore City Council at odds and many in the community in opposition or unsure. On Monday evening (July 17), members debated the issue before it was formally introduced in the chamber.


At last week’s press conference announcing the proposed legislation — a media event conspicuous by the absence of Baltimore City State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby — it seemed clear the Council was prepared to move quickly on the measure.

Mayor Catherine Pugh and Commissioner Kevin Davis support the bill, which makes sense; both are on the hot seat because Baltimore continues to be under a particularly virulent siege, which has the city on pace to eclipse the record number of homicides set in 2015.

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Baltimore Gun Bill Would Create Mandatory 1-Year Prison Time for “Illegal” Gun Possession


A new attempt to impose a mandatory one-year jail sentence for anybody caught carrying a handgun in Baltimore, within 100 yards of a church, school, park, or any other public facility has members of the Baltimore City Council at odds and many in the community in opposition or unsure. On Monday eveni…

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