Preventing Gun Violence
with speaker Elizabeth Banach
Friday, March 11, 2022, 11:00. a.m
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Gun violence, a complex and multifaceted problem, is devastating families and communities across the country. Gun-violence prevention laws and interventions are effective at reducing this problem. Maryland’s General Assembly, a national leader in gun violence prevention, is currently considering legislation that would keep guns out of the hands of children (“Jaelynn's Law”), ban ghost guns, and restrict guns at polling sites. Elizabeth Banach will discuss the status of these important bills, as well as federal legislation introduced a year ago that would require securing firearms at home to prevent children gaining access to them (“Ethan's Law”).
Elizabeth Banach is the executive director of Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence. After the Sandy Hook school tragedy, Liz — a hunter’s daughter — knew it was time to speak out for evidence-based solutions to gun violence. MPGV works to strengthen gun violence prevention laws, support research on gun violence, and raise awareness of the problem. It focuses attention and resources on individuals disproportionately affected by gun violence: people who use a gun to commit suicide and young men and women of color living in urban areas.
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