This responds to your story catching readers up on the gun violence in Maryland in “Anne Arundel has a plan for how to prevent gun violence. But COVID-19 takes priority as nonfatal shootings are up” (The Capital, Jan. 7). Thank you for keeping this story in the public eye. However, I have two issues with this update. First, the article reports that “There were 27 non-fatal shootings overall in 2019, including when no one was injured.” I can assure you that there is never a case of gun violence where no one is injured. When people are exposed to violence, directed at them or even at others, there is injury. The injuries aren’t limited to psychological ones: the hippocampus in the brain shrinks.
Andrea Chamblee: Gun violence continues, Maryland lawmakers should overturn Hogan’s veto of background check expansion
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