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.