Shannon Watts @shannonrwatts Founder of @MomsDemand, grassroots army of @Everytown fighting for gun safety. Book “Fight Like A Mother” out May 28. IG: instagram.com/shannonrwatts Apr. 21, 2019 1 min read

People who threaten to kill other people should not be able to own or buy guns. Full stop.  https://www.capitalgazette.com/news/for_the_record/ac-cn-glen-burnie-homicide-20190416-story.html 

The gunman was not under protective order at the time of the shooting. Regardless, Maryland law doesn’t require a background check on long guns, so he could have bought the shotgun he used to kill his victim from an unlicensed dealer without any flags.  https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/anne-arundel/bs-md-tyrique-hudson-murder-20190418-story,amp.html 

There was an opportunity to close this loophole this year in Maryland, but Rep. Bobby Zirkin stood in the way - despite his claim to be a gun sense candidate. We’ll call this the #ZirkinLoophole until this state senator acts to protect Marylanders.  https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/bobby-zirkin-wanted-to-close-the-long-gun-loophole-what-happened/2019/04/19/5cd79bee-614a-11e9-9412-daf3d2e67c6d_story.html 

Hold Sen. Bobby Zirkin accountable for blocking legislation in Maryland that would have required a background check on long gun sales by unlicensed dealers.

 https://act.everytown.org/sign/sen_zirkin_refuse_vote_gunsafety/?source=twns_C&K_Campaign2019&refcode=twns_C&K_Campaign2019&utm_source=twns_C&K_Campaign2019&utm_medium=s&utm_campaign=C&K_Campaign2019 

#MDPolitics #ZirkinLoophole #mdga19


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