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Maryland has taken many important legislative steps to prevent gun violence, including enacting an Extreme Risk law and passing laws to disarm domestic abusers. But the crisis of daily gun violence continues to ravage communities in Baltimore, requiring a range of policy and public health responses.

724 In an average year, 724 people die by guns in Maryland.
6th Maryland has the 6th-highest rate of gun homicides in the US.
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To become a safer state, Maryland must close the dangerous gaps that remain in state law, including requiring background checks on all rifle and shotgun sales, and robustly implement and enforce existing laws to ensure they’re effective.

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