gun safety

March 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Hundreds of Students March to Capitol Hill to Protest Gun Violence

Several hundreds of MCPS students participated in the Walkout Against Gun Violence on Thursday, including some from Montgomery Blair High School. “MOCO Students For Change”, a student-led movement against gun violence – helped organize the event.  From Blair, the students headed to the Silver Spring Metro Station. Although students from several MCPS schools participated, they […]

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March 23, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Metro Expecting Large Crowds for Gun Safety Rally

Students and their families are expected to take to the streets of Washington D.C. to rally behind gun safety law reform and ending gun violence during the March For Our Lives rally this Saturday. To accommodate the expected crowds, Metro will run its rush hour services,  according to a news release.  Trains will begin running […]

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March 22, 2018 | Staff Writer

photo of David Blair

Blair Says He Would Seek Local Regulatory Powers for Firearms

Montgomery County executive candidate David Blair said that if Maryland won’t pass tougher gun laws, he would seek local regulatory powers for guns. The plan, called “Guns Have No Place in Schools,” includes: Increasing the age for a state concealed carry permit beyond school-age years to 21; Enacting more stringent reporting laws to increase gun […]

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January 21, 2017 | Sonya Burke

Thousands Travel to D.C. for Women’s March (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Hundreds of thousands of people attended the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. on Saturday. Local Metro stations and trains were packed with people, many who were carrying signs with messages. Metro officials report that as of 11 a.m. on Saturday, ridership was 275,000. According to Metro’s Twitter account, that’s eight times a normal Saturday and […]

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January 8, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Safe Silver Spring Annual Legislative Forum Focuses on Gun Safety (PHOTO)

Gun safety was a hot top at the Safe Silver Spring Annual Legislative Forum held on Thursday night. Residents, political leaders and activists gathered at the Silver Spring Civic Center to discuss human trafficking, police body cameras, immigrant deportations and criminal justice reform. Councilmember Marc Elrich, Councilmember Tom Hucker, State Senator Jamie Raskin and Delegate […]

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January 6, 2016 | Willie James Inman

Safe Silver Spring to Host Annual Legislative Forum

Safe Silver Spring will host its annual legislative forum on Thursday, January 7th. The meeting will take place in the spring room at the Silver Spring Civic Center which is located at 1 Veterans Plaza. The major focus of the meeting will be gun safety legislative proposals that deal with domestic violence, police body cameras […]

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December 17, 2015 | Staff Writer

Congressional Candidate Kathleen Matthews Unveils Plan to Reduce Gun Violence (VIDEO)

Maryland congressional candidate Kathleen Matthews released a campaign video advocating for gun safety laws, along with an eight point plan to reduce gun violence in America on Thursday. You can watch Matthews video below. Matthews outlined her eight point plan in a news release, and it includes: A national registry for all gun and ammunition […]

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