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Larry Hogan on Gun Control

 

 


Ban bump stocks and other rapid-trigger devices

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan told a group of students from Great Mills High School, where a 16-year- old girl was killed earlier this year, that he would reject an election endorsement from the National Rifle Association if the organization offered one. He was endorsed by the NRA when he ran for governor in 2014.

Hogan signed numerous gun control measures after the March school shooting, including a "red flag" bill designed to keep guns out of the hands of people who are deemed a danger to themselves and others, and legislation that bans bump stocks and other rapid-trigger devices.

Source: Washington Post on 2018 Maryland gubernatorial race , Jul 19, 2018

Increase age of unsupervised access from 16 to 18

Larry Hogan said would support toughening a law that holds parents responsible when their children gain access to their guns.

Students from Great Mills High School, where a 16-year- old girl was killed earlier this year, are planning a gun-violence awareness rally in Annapolis this weekend. Among their objectives, they want the Maryland legislature to toughen a state law that says a person may not store or leave a loaded firearm in a location where the person knows or should know that an unsupervised child younger than 16 can gain access to it. The students want the law to cover those younger than 18.

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan, [in a visit to the school], told the students that he would support the age change.

Source: Washington Post on 2018 Maryland gubernatorial race , Jul 19, 2018

Tougher sentences for people who commit crimes with a gun

Governor Larry Hogan said, "This morning, we are signing a number of important initiatives, including tougher sentences for repeat violent offenders and people who commit crimes with a gun," said Governor Hogan.

In December 2017, Governor Hogan proposed a series of crime initiatives to address repeat violent offenders and criminal gang enterprises terrorizing communities across the state. Key provisions in Senate Bill 101, signed today, include eliminating parole eligibility for repeat violent offenders and stronger sentences for people who commit crimes with a firearm. The legislation also prohibits violent offenders from being ordered to treatment in lieu of incarceration and strengthens sentences for sexual abuse of a minor.

Legislative Outcome: Passed House 108-32-9 on March 31; passed Senate 39-8-8 on April 3; signed by Gov. Hogan, April 24.

Source: 2018 Governor press release on Maryland voting record SB.101 , Apr 24, 2018

Instant background checks tied to the federal system

"This is the most deceitful, most dishonest campaign that I have ever witnessed in my entire life," Hogan told reporters. He then called Brown a liar. "Each of Anthony Brown's campaign ads are completely false, and they are filled with absolute lies," Hogan said.

Brown's TV ads zero in on social issues. The Brown ad claims Hogan is against background checks for firearm purchases. It's in reference to his opposition to sweeping gun control laws passed last year that included increased scrutiny. Hogan supports instant background checks tied to the federal system.

Source: WBAL-TV AdWatch on 2014 Maryland gubernatorial race , Sep 19, 2014

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