Attorney General Doug Gansler will address a luncheon sponsored by the Democratic Women’s Club of Talbot County on Friday, April 26, 2013.
The attorney general will speak about his support for gun-related legislation and the Attorney General’s Inaugural Statewide Gun Turn-in Day to be held on Saturday, May 11, 2013. Working with state’s attorneys and law enforcement in jurisdictions across the state, the gun turn-in event will allow anyone to surrender illegal or unwanted handguns, rifles, shotguns or air guns to local law enforcement, no questions asked. No personal identification will be required.
“The men and women who work hard every day to protect our families, homes and businesses know we can reduce gun crime and preserve responsible gun ownership for the law-abiding,” Gansler said. “These bills, along with systematic gun turn-in programs, will help us keep illegal firearms off the streets and out of the hands of criminals and other prohibited persons.” Scott Patterson, States Attorney for Talbot County, will introduce the attorney general and discuss the effect the new gun laws will have on Talbot County.
Since taking office in 2006, Gansler has focused on environmental, public safety and consumer issues. Gansler has fought for Maryland families recovering over $80 million in foreclosure relief and spearheading tougher domestic violence laws through his role as Co-Chair of Maryland’s Family Violence Council.
The luncheon will be at the Olive Garden Restaurant located at 9017 Ocean Gateway, Easton. It will be Friday, April 26, from noon-2:00 pm. The luncheon is open to the public. Seating is limited–reservations are required. RSVP by Wednesday, April 24 to Joyce Scharch at [email protected].