Throughout the United States, the topic of gun control policies has become a basic household conversation. The debate discussing whether the policies are helping or hindering society is commonly spoken in daily conversation. Incidents involving seemingly innocent citizens taking it upon themselves to enact what they perceive as 'justice' have prompted government action. Not only large cases like Aurora and Sandy Hook, but even smaller cases of children finding and mishandling weaponry leading to accidental injury, and in some cases death, help to bring this issue to forefront of the public. New legislation is beginning to appear within different states. The idea that these events can be prevented through legislation is a widely controversial topic.
The discussion of gun control is a topic being extensively debated. Parents have begun to argue which actions are best to take in order to protect their children. They have begun to rally together to create focus groups to start a movement to get gun laws changed. Gun Users have begun to join in a similar action. They are fighting for their rights to have access to their firearms and associated tools. Finally, Legislators are debating which laws to enact and which ones should be overturned or changed.
Hearing news of firearm misuse, new legislation being enacted, and the controversial questions of parents make the issue of the effect of Maryland gun policies on children a hot topic across the state. As the government officials continue to try and make the state a safer place for not only children but all citizens, they are still faced with the question of which actions will actually make a difference. The uncertainty behind these claims and the continuous changes being made to legislation allow for this gun policy discussion to continue.