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Headlines from Maryland
  • Annapolis Maryland boy, 12, shot in neck by 8-year-old cousin (7/31/2006)
  • Middle River Maryland boy, 16, shot and killed by boy, 15 (6/15/2006)
  • Brandywine Maryland 13-year-old boy shot, killed with guardian's gun (2/18/2006)
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    Maryland Gun Laws
  • Quick summary from MSNBC, based on data from the NRA, HCI, and the ATF. Disclaimer.
  • More detailed information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms.
  • State Firearm Deaths

    In 2003, there were 81 firearm deaths of children and teens in Maryland, including 13 suicides and 0 accidents.
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    Maryland Resources

  • National SAFE KIDS Campaign
    Find the SAFE KIDS Coalitions in your state.
  • Statewide Resources
    Baltimore’s Safe and Sound Campaign
       410-625-7976
    Maryland PTA
       mdpta@crosslink.net, 410-235-7290
    Marylanders Against Handgun Abuse
       maha@hgabuse.org, 410-889-1477
    Safety Council of Maryland
       safety@safemd.org, 410-298-4770, 800-875-4770
    The Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Policy and Research
       jhcgpr@jhsph.edu, 410-614-3243
  • Other Local Resources
    Bethesda - Lion And Lamb Project
       lionlamb@lionlamb.org, 301-654-3091
    Kensington - Activism 2000 Project
       info@youthactivism.com, 301-929-8808
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    Gun Lock Programs
    To find a gun lock program near you:

  • Contact the State Resources (above) about gun lock programs in Maryland.
  • See if Maryland or your city is participating in Project ChildSafe and where you can get your free Firearm Safety Kit.
  • View our listing of Gun Lock Programs In the News
  • Contact your local police department.


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