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The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force welcomes your input.  If you or your organization would like to provide written comments to the task force, we encourage you to fill out our online form below.

We strongly encourage you to submit substantive comments online so that task force members have the time to give thoughtful consideration to your suggestions as the group works toward its recommendations. 

Comments submitted by October 1, 2019 were considered in preparing the preliminary recommendations. Comments submitted after October 1, 2019 will be forwarded to the task force members prior to each meeting for review. 

The majority of  task force members also voted to allow a small number of attendees to provide brief verbal remarks.

Verbal Testimony

There were several opportunities to provide verbal testimony.  

1) One full meeting was dedicated to public comment on September 17, 2019 from 6 pm - 8 pm at AACC (C.A.L.T Building, Room 100). This was a separate meeting from those already scheduled. The video from the September 17th meeting is below for viewing.   

 
 

2) Eight attendees were permitted to provide brief verbal remarks during the August 15, 2019, September 25, 2019, and October 17, 2019 regularly-scheduled meetings. All interested individuals signed up beginning at 5:30 p.m. Registration closed promptly at 6:00 p.m. At the beginning of the public comment period, eight names were drawn randomly from those who signed up prior to the meeting. We strongly encouraged all individuals to submit written testimony in case their name was not drawn.  A time limit of two minutes per person was strictly enforced.

Guidelines posted at each meeting:

Speakers and members of the audience are expected to be respectful and only speak when called upon. No inflammatory language or attacks on individuals will be permitted. Individuals who use inflammatory language or verbally attack individuals will be asked to leave immediately. 

Task force members will listen to all comments, but will not be expected to respond.

The Gun Violence Prevention Task Force welcomes public comment, but has the right to rescind the verbal comment period by vote should attendees not abide by the guidelines above.

Written Comments

Written comments are also welcome, and may be submitted on the form below.  Please note that under the Maryland Public Information Act, written comments submitted to a local  government become public information and, with some exceptions, are subject to disclosure upon request.
 

Comment Form