Standing Up Against Gun Violence

The recent tragedy at a Parkland, Florida high school has created fear, anxiety and confusion among students, parents, educators and law enforcement. Instead of waiting for the Federal government to act, the Maryland General Assembly moved forward to pass significant legislation to fight gun violence. Following on the heels of the 2013 Maryland Firearm Safety Act, one of the strongest gun safety laws in the nation, we passed laws to ban the use and ownership of bump stocks and other rapid fire devices that can be turned into machine gun type devices; a law to enable family members and roommates to apply for an Extreme Risk Protection Order to allow a court to order the surrender of firearms if the judge finds that a person poses an imminent threat to himself/herself or others; and a law to create a process in which firearms held by a domestic abuser, who is not allowed to possess firearms, to surrender them.

For her leadership, Senator Lee has been endorsed by as a “Gun Sense Candidate” by Moms Demand Action.

Senator Susan Lee, a civil rights attorney, was elected to the Maryland Senate in 2014 after serving 13 years in the House. She is a Deputy Majority Whip and a Member of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee; Co-Chair of the Maryland Cybersecurity Council Subcommittee on Law, Policy & Legislation; and Member of the Safe Harbor Youth Victims of Human Trafficking Workgroup and Governor’s Family Violence Council. As a former President of the Women’s Legislative Caucus and Co-Chair of the Identity Theft Task Force and Nanobiotechnology Task Force, Susan helped pass laws to fight domestic violence, sexual assault, human trafficking, elder and child abuse, home invasions, cyber-crimes, identity theft and to advance education, telehealth, bioscience and IT.

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