Panel on gun access by mentally ill accepting public comment

Task force to recommend whether laws should be changed

September 06, 2012|By Andrea F. Siegel, The Baltimore Sun

The state panel that is considering whether Maryland's laws and policies on access to guns by people who are mentally ill will hear from the public through Sept. 21 on key issues.

Among those issues are whether there should be more gun restrictions for people who are mentally ill and whether current laws that don't allow anyone who's been in a mental facility for 30 or more consecutive days to purchase a regulated gun should be changed. The task force must make suggestions to the governor by the end of the year. Comments should be sent to gunstaskforce@gmail.com.

The task force was created by the General Assembly this year. Its newly created website is: goccp.maryland.gov/legislation/guns-mental-illness-task-force.php.

Andrea.siegel@baltsun.com

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