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

A Most Vibrant Year For Cinematographer Bradford Young

The man behind the look of Selma and A Most Violent Year talks about depicting violence, participating in history and being a black cinematographer in Hollywood.
NPR

Italian Cheese Lovers Find Their Bovine Match Through 'Adopt A Cow'

The cheeses of the Italian Alps are prized for their flavor. But the tradition of cheese-making here is dying off. Now remaining farmers are banding together around an unusual adoption program.
NPR

How Is Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu's Washington Visit Playing In Israel?

The prime minister is headed to Washington to address Congress despite objections from the White House. Host Arun Rath speaks with NPR's Emily Harris iabout how Israelis regard the controversial trip.
NPR

A Neuroscientist Weighs In: Why Do We Disagree On The Color Of The Dress?

Robert Siegel speaks with Dr. Bevil Conway, a neuroscientist at Wellesley College, about the dress that has the whole Internet asking: What color is it?

Leave a Comment

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