Allan H. Kittleman

The gun debate: In Howard County, a growing chorus for stricter controls

The gun debate: In Howard County, a growing chorus for stricter controls

MaryAnn Kinsella-Meier sat in Columbia’s Owen Brown Interfaith Center on Monday night at her first Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America meeting.

Kinsell-Meier, who lives in Highland, said she’s “liked” the gun-safety advocacy group’s Facebook page for years, but after the Feb. 14 school shooting in Parkland, Fla., that killed 17, it was time to do more.

“We’ve got to make change happen,” Kinesell-Meier, 61, said. “I’m really fed up.”

More than 200 people gathered to hear from Howard County chapter leaders discuss the group’s mission and plans for the months ahead, including near daily advocacy in the state legislature in Annapolis.

At the group’s last meetup...

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