BALTIMORE – U.S. Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) today issued the following statement after the Maryland Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America visited his state office to thank him for his support of gun control legislation.
“Last month the Senate failed to pass, bipartisan, commonsense gun control that 90% of Americans favored. Today, I met with members of the Maryland Chapter of Moms Demand Action on Gun Sense in America. I stand with them in continuing to call for passage of gun control legislation that will save lives. I told the mothers who visited my state office today that I will continue to support background checks, a ban on military style assault weapons and high capacity magazines as well as regulations designed to stop interstate gun trafficking and increase access to mental health services.
“I also want to thank Moms Demand Action for their passionate, common sense advocacy and for putting a face on an issue that claims many thousands of American lives each year. As lawmakers, we cannot stand idle after each tragedy, failing to take action. We know that we won’t be able to stop every tragedy, but we absolutely can save lives.”