Senator David Brinkley said that gun control proposals continue to be debated in Annapolis and he doesn't think those bills alone will completely curb the violence.
Lawmakers are in their fifth week of the Maryland General Assembly and have been busy discussing issues that could effect our state.
Frederick County State Senator David Brinkley talked with Bob Miller on the Morning News Express and said that gun control proposals continue to be debated in Annapolis and he doesn't think those bills alone will completely curb the violence.
"I'm not convinced that taking things like away or restricting people's rights is the solution. There are certainly areas that we need to look at from a point of access as to who can gain access. But supposedly ones the report that this kid from Connecticut had tried to purchase weapons and was denied access. So in that context, the system worked. There is an issue that he gained access to his mother's weapons but again we don't even know all of the details of forensically what happened," Senator Brinkley said.
Another piece of legislation being heard is a bill about allowing up to five slot machines in non-profit organizations. Brinkley said he would like to see this happen but the chances are slim.
"It already exists on the Eastern Shore. But for years now, the Eastern Shore has had five slot machines in non-profit organizations, VFW and volunteer fire companies and things like that and it has been able to be handled wisely. But we are still trying to get the state sanctioned and license operations up and running and I think until that happens, chances of getting a similar type of operation up and running on the Western Shore is slim, not to say it can't happen but I really don't think there is a lot of movement on part the leadership trying to have something like that move forward," Senator Brinkley said.