O'Malley And Bloomberg Address Gun Violence At Baltimore Forum | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

WAMU 88.5 : News

Filed Under:

O'Malley And Bloomberg Address Gun Violence At Baltimore Forum

Play associated audio

At a gathering of experts on curbing gun violence, Maryland governor Martin O'Malley gave an overview of the legislation he will propose to state lawmakers later this week.

O'Malley explained how his plan will target semi-automatic rifles and other gun related concerns.

"It will ban military assault weapons that have no place on the streets of Baltimore," O'Malley says. "It will secondly have a common sense licensing requirement."

The Governor says his plan also addresses mental health issues that could lead to gun violence.

"Investments in better treatment and the creation of a Center for Excellence on early intervention of serious mental illness," O'Malley says.

The final part of the plan looks at school safety, with the hope that tragedies of the sort that happened in Newtown, Conn., can be prevented.

University President Ronald Daniels alluded to the summit's location, saying, "Sadly this is a place where gun violence is not a surprising event.but in far too many quarters of our city, a tragic and all too commonplace part of life."

New York City Mayor and co-chair of Mayors Against Illegal Guns, Michael Bloomberg introduced Gov. O'Malley.

The summit is scheduled for two days. Experts will adopt specific recommendations, which will be announced at a post-summit news conference.

NPR

An 'Epilogue' That Makes Sense Of The Chaos Of Memory

In his episodic memoir, Will Boast meets the siblings he never knew while navigating family deaths and secrets. Critic Ellah Allfrey finds Epilogue conceptually ambitious, but lacking in execution.
NPR

Giving Chickens Bacteria ... To Keep Them Antibiotic-Free

What does it take to get chickens off antibiotics? According to Perdue Farms, an added dose of the "good bacteria" known as probiotics can help crowd out the harmful microbes that make a chicken sick.
NPR

Why Did Congress Kick The Can On Funding Islamic State Mission?

The president got approval for his plan to train and equip Syrian opposition fighters, but lawmakers didn't approve funds to pay for it or the broader air campaign.
NPR

Some Tech Firms Capitalize On Privacy

Steve Henn of NPR's Planet Money team profiles some entrepreneurs who are working on a novel business model to start up a new tech company. It's pay for service. What a concept.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.