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Gansler hosted forum on gun violence

Monday - 2/4/2013, 4:50pm  ET

Md. gun forum and the Governor's proposed bill

Dick Uliano, WTOP


BALTIMORE - Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler hosted a forum on the state's gun violence on Monday at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School in Baltimore.

The forum convened state and local community leaders, as well as law enforcement officers, prosecutors, legal scholars and gun violence experts.

The group discussed challenges and practical solutions to keep illegal guns off the street.

Gov. Martin O'Malley is sponsoring a gun-control measure this session in Annapolis. Maryland lawmakers also are pushing a variety of legislation this session related to guns.

The issue is being highlighted this year following the December massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., where a gunman killed 20 children and six adults before committing suicide.

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