Resolution Condemning Acts of Gun Violence Introduced

After the mass shooting in Las Vegas that left more than 50 people dead and 500 injured, a resolution was introduced Tuesday by the Montgomery County Council condemning acts of gun violence.

Under the resolution, sponsored by Councilmember George Leventhal, the council promises to work collaboratively with health, social services and criminal justice systems to address conditions that “exacerbate gun violence and non-recreational firearm usage.”

State law prohibits local jurisdictions from regulating the purchase or possession of a handgun, rifle or shotgun but the law doesn’t prevent municipalities from passing and implementing policies like this one.

The council, overall, supported the resolution unanimously but some are hoping for some text amendments.

“If it were my choice, I would ban guns altogether. Of course, we don’t have the authority so we’ll see,” Councilmember Nancy Floreen said.

After some changes in the text, the council could vote on the measure by its next meeting scheduled for Oct. 17.

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Mitti Hicks

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Mitti Hicks is a multimedia journalist and community engagement specialist with Montgomery Community Media. She is passionate about telling stories that impact our community and may be reached at and on Twitter @mittimegan.


2 Responses to “Resolution Condemning Acts of Gun Violence Introduced”

  1. On October 11, 2017 at 11:36 am responded with... #

    “Nonrecreational firearm usage”. What exactly does that mean? So our council members would feel they would decide how some one uses their firearm? It bothers me that Nancy Floreen would ban all guns altogether. Ask Congressman Scalice how he feels about being so defenseless in a baseball field.

  2. On October 12, 2017 at 2:45 pm responded with... #

    Why can’t the council members be as tough on gangs as they are guns? Pass some resolution about gangs. We have more gang related deaths in this county than we do guns.

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