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Bates lobbies lawmakers for increased sentences for carrying a gun without a permit

February 16, 2023
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Baltimore State’s Attorney Ivan Bates on Wednesday came to Annapolis to push his bill that would increase the maximum sentence for people who are 21 and older for wearing, carrying or transporting handgun without a permit to five years in prison — a proposal that drew opposition from than a dozen people including gun rights supporters and criminal justice reform advocates. Right now, the maximum sentence for wearing, carrying or transporting a handgun without a permit is three years for people who are 21 and older.

Article Source: The Baltimore Banner

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