Amended handgun sentencing bill passes Baltimore City Council

WMARPublished: September 12, 2017
Published: September 12, 2017

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.

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