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By Lyna Bentahar WASHINGTON, D.C. –  On June 20, Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) and Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.) reintroduced the Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act to Congress, in partnership with Rep. Jahana Hayes and Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy (all D-Conn.). Van Hollen had first introduced the bill in 2015 in the House, and […]

Have you ever been caught unexpectedly in a downpour without your umbrella? Of course you have. We all have.

Now imagine that you are attending an open air concert and the skies open up but instead of being drenched with rain you are caught in a hailstorm of bullets coming from above. That is what happened several weeks ago at a concert in Las Vegas to hundreds of concert goers resulting in the slaughter of 58 innocent music lovers and the wounding of another 500.

Add to this catastrophe the slaughter of some 26 innocent church goers in Sutherland Springs, Texas during Sunday morning services as the walls of their church were riddled with bullets and you have the beginning of a long-awaited dialogue in Congress to finally do something to stem the tide of unfettered gun violence in this country.

On December 6th the Senate Judiciary Committee conducted a hearing to discuss the merits of two gun safety bills.

Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh.        COURTESY PHOTO

In 2014 Marylanders elected by an overwhelming margin state Senator Brian Frosh to become our new attorney general. Now, closing in on some two years in office, I thought it would be a good idea to catch up with Attorney General Frosh and find out how he viewed his short time heading the attorney general office in Maryland.

The accomplishments of his office in such a short time are quite impressive and highlight his commitment to the well-being of the citizens of Maryland.