Delegate Kathleen Dumais

Democrat, Maryland House of Delegates District 15

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Gun Bill Signing

Gun Bill Signing

In the wake of the Newtown tragedy, the Governor introduced this bill and I do think it will save lives and reduce gun violence in our State, particularly the provisions regarding prohibiting certain individuals who have been committed to psychiatric facilities under specified circumstances from owning, possessing or purchasing firearms. The Governor also signed 4 other bills today that I sponsored, including one that allows for the seizure and forfeiture (upon conviction) of property in Human Trafficking cases. I worked with Montgomery County detectives, as well as Federal law enforcement and other State law enforcement agencies on this bill for several years. Research indicates that if we can make it less lucrative to engage in human trafficking, then perhaps we can discourage it from happening.