Amended handgun sentencing bill passes Baltimore City Council

Published September 11, 2017 0 Plays

Rumble By an 8-7 vote, Baltimore City Council passed a bill that would toughen penalties for some criminals caught with handguns. The original proposal, written by Mayor Catherine Pugh's office, forced a mandatory one year sentence for anyone convicted of carrying a handgun near a public gathering place. Over several months, the bill was "watered down" to only target those using guns for crimes or 2nd offenders.