March for Our Lives Press Release

March 23, 2018 (Bethesda, MD) Jordan Cooper, Democratic candidate for Maryland State Delegate for Montgomery County, is re-releasing his gun control plan in the lead-up to the March for Our Lives. Jordan stands with the Parkland survivors and all other survivors of gun violence. First crafted after the 2013 Navy Yard Massacre, Jordan has consistently advocated strong action on gun control. We are we are in a moment of renewed urgency and resolve in the fight for our children's safety, and he would like to add his voice- and actions- to the cause. 

“These young leaders have inspired me with their passionate advocacy. As leaders, we owe it to them, all other survivors of gun violence, and our communities, to back up our concern with concrete action”, said Cooper. “Tomorrow, I and millions of other citizens will march, but it doesn’t end there. Once elected, I will do everything in my power to make Montgomery County one of the safest districts in the country for our students. In the words of the Parkland survivors: ‘Enough is enough!’”

Below is Cooper’s Resolution Against Gun Violence, the specific actions that he will seek to enact once assuming office. 


WHEREAS firearms have taken the lives of far too many Americans; and,
WHEREAS firearms have increasingly been used in the perpetration of national tragedies; and,
WHEREAS current firearm regulations have proven insufficient at thwarting public massacres; and,
WHEREAS encouraging responsibility and accountability among gun owners is in the interests of all
Marylanders; and,


THAT to provide for responsible gun ownership in Maryland, all firearms will be registered in a statewide database and that all firearm registrations will be regularly renewed on a biannual (24 months) basis by providing physical proof of continued ownership of the firearm.
THAT all firearms lacking registration with the state or having expired registrations be surrendered to the State and that the State proactively seek to retrieve and confiscate all firearms with expired registrations exceeding six months.
THAT every firearm recovered from the scene of a crime or discovered to be in the possession of a convicted felon is cross-listed with this firearms registry database.
THAT to penalize straw purchasing of firearms, the owner of every firearm used in a homicide or robbery be penalized in accordance with the determination of the Secretary for the crime regardless of their (non)-involvement in the crime.
THAT gun owners pass a gun safety course and exam to obtain a firearm license.
THAT the State of Maryland implement a buy back program to reduce the number of guns in our society.
THAT every bullet sold in Maryland have a traceable, unique identifier much like a car has a Vehicle Identification Number.

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