Baltimore’s Top Cop Aims to Lower Crime Rate With Stricter Illegal Gun Laws

BALTIMORE (WJZ)—Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis will be taking his fight to reduce gun violence all the way to lawmakers in Annapolis.

Last year was a record setting year for homicides in Baltimore. Now, Commissioner Davis is making some moves to stop the deadly trend.

Davis wants to make it a felony for anyone caught carrying a handgun illegally.

“The bad guys in Baltimore, bad guys in Maryland know it’s a misdemeanor and there’s no consequence associated with illegally wearing, carrying or transporting a firearm,” said Baltimore top cop.

The commissioner has plenty of support from anti-gun violence groups.

“Make sure people know that if they illegally carry a gun, they’re going to be in trouble,” said Vincent DeMarco, board chair with Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.