CONGRESSMAN CHRIS VAN HOLLEN
Maryland’s 8th District
For Planning Purposes Only
April 21, 2016
Tomorrow at 2 pm: Van Hollen to Join Attorney General Frosh, County Executive Baker, Gun Safety Advocates to Support Laws to Reduce Handgun Related Crimes
Washington, DC –Tomorrow, April 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm, Maryland Congressman Chris Van Hollen will join Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh, Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III, Assistant Prince George’s County Police Chief Hector Velez, and gun safety advocates with Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence for a press conference to discuss the need for stronger handgun licensing laws to reduce gun violence.
Background: Congressman Van Hollen has introduced handgun licensing legislation to help protect communities from the daily toll of gun violence. New research shows that Maryland’s permit-to-purchase program, which Congressman Van Hollen’s bill would help to expand nationwide, is reducing straw purchases in Maryland, which are a major source of guns getting into the wrong hands.
WHAT: Press conference to support handgun licensing laws that could reduce handgun-related crimes
- Congressman Chris Van Hollen
- Attorney General Brian E. Frosh
- Prince Georges County Executive Rushern L. Baker, III
- Gun safety advocates with Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence
WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm
WHERE: Prince George’s County Police Department (PGPD) Headquarters
7600 Barlowe Rd.