Baltimore City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young plans to travel to D.C. Tuesday to meet with members of Congress and legislative staffers during a lobby day to advocate for more gun control.
Young said he plans to push for restricting the availability of “bump stocks” — accessories that can turn a semi-automatic weapon into a rapid-firing gun — and other limitations on guns.
“In Maryland, firearms recovered in 2016 in Maryland crossed our borders from all 50 states and Washington, D.C., according to a report by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives,” states a news release from Young’s office. “In Baltimore, a flood of illegal firearms is directly tied to our city’s historic increase in violent crime.”
Young plans to meet with staff members of the following congressional offices: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky); Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.); Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.); House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.); House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.); House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer (D-Md.); Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn (R-Tex.); Senator Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.).
He also plans to meet with most of Maryland’s congressional delegation, according to his staff.