gun violence

February 14, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School Pays Tribute to Teenagers Killed By Guns

One year after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School paid tribute to those killed by senseless acts of gun violence. As a memorial to those victims, 671 white T-shirts were hung on a fence outside of BCC’s campus, along East-West Highway in Bethesda. Each of these shirts had the […]

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October 29, 2018 | Staff Writer

Shootings This Past Weekend Spark Vigils Across the County

The shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, that police said left 11 people dead and six injured, has sparked vigils across the DC Metropolitan area. To stand in solidarity, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is expected to join Washington, DC’s Mayor Muriel Bowser and Virginia Governor Ralph Northam in a community vigil hosted […]

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March 15, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

Students Join Lawmakers on Capitol Hill to Demand Action on Gun Violence

Thousands of students from Montgomery County Public Schools took to the streets in Washington D.C. to participate in a nationwide demonstration condemning gun violence. The students joined U.S. Senators Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), along with Congressman Jamie Raskin (MD-8), and other lawmakers demanding legislative action from Congress:

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March 15, 2018 | Staff Writer

Takoma Park Passes Resolution Condemning Gun Violence

On the same day of national protests where students gathered in Washington D.C. to protest gun violence, the Takoma Park City Council passed a resolution condemning actions of violence and supporting the “march for our lives” rally. The resolution, introduced by Takoma Park City Councilmember Kacy Kostiuk, is a push for state lawmakers and Congress […]

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March 9, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Addresses Student Walkout on Gun Violence Planned for March 14

Students from Montgomery County Public Schools will join other school districts from across the region for a student march on Washington next Wednesday. According to tweets, students are marching down to Washington D.C. to remember the 17 people killed during a school shooting in Parkland, Florida and to demand stricter gun control regulations. School administrators […]

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February 21, 2018 | Mitti Hicks

MCPS Students Head to U.S. Capitol to Support Gun Control Legislation

Hundreds of Montgomery County Public School students gathered at Montgomery Blair High School to participate in a walkout to stand in solidarity against gun violence. Students traveled down Colesville Road to Silver Spring Metro Station to meet other students and community members to march at the U.S. Capitol to protest gun violence. #EdExpress No student […]

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April 19, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Residents Discuss Women Issues During Public Forum in Silver Spring (VIDEO)

Dozens of residents gathered at Veteran’s Plaza to voice their concerns on women’s issues with elected officials. “The purpose of this is to listen to women from all parts of the state to see what the biggest concerns are,” said Lee Bachu, chair, Maryland Commission for Women. Participants completed questionnaires to check what women’s issues […]

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November 17, 2016 | Staff Writer

Council’s Health and Human Services Committee to Host Forum on Gun Violence

The Montgomery County Council’s Committee on Health and Human Services is scheduled to host a public forum on “The Impact of Gun Violence on Public Health” tonight at 7 p.m. The forum will feature Montgomery County Councilmember George Leventhal, Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Association, and Rep. John Sarbanes. According to a […]

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June 23, 2016 | Staff Writer

Mikulski Joins Sit-In on House Floor Demanding Vote to Curb Gun Violence

U.S. Senator Barbara Mikulski is joining with House and Senate Democrats for a sit-in on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives led by Civil Rights Movement leader and Congressman John Lewis. Members are calling for an up or down vote on legislation to curb gun violence in the wake of the recent mass […]

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December 19, 2015 | Willie James Inman

Rally Against Gun Violence Planned for Sunday (PHOTO)

A rally against recent gun violence will be held Sunday, December 20th from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Old Grey Courthouse located at 27 Courthouse Square in Rockville. Speakers at the event will include Executive Ike Leggett, Congressman Chris Van Hollen, Police Chief Tom Manger, Robert Disney from the Brady Campaign Against Gun Violence […]

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