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Gun Deaths Have Increased 78% in Maryland Since 2013

While the Baltimore Sun and other anti-gun groups are having fever dreams of further limiting gun rights, data paints a picture that further restrictions will make Maryland’s gun violence problem worse.

There has been a 78% increase in gun deaths in Maryland since 2013. That isn’t a coincidence: 2013 was when Maryland Democrats passed their signature Firearms Safety Act of 2013, colloquially known as SB281.

There’s not much more to say than that. The data speaks for itself. But the numbers don’t lie: gun control kills.

Firearm Murders in Maryland 200-2013
Year Firearm Murders Population Firearms Murder Rate
2000 296 5699478 5.19
2001 293 5658655 5.18
2002 301 5634242 5.34
2003 370 5612196 6.59
2004 386 5582520 6.91
2005 418 5542659 7.54
2006 403 5496708 7.33
2007 414 5439913 7.61
2008 353 5375033 6.57
2009 305 5310579 5.74
2010 293 5788101 5.06
2011 272 5843833 4.65
2012 277 5891819 4.70
2013 268 5938737 4.51
2014 208 5976407 3.48
2015 279 6000641 4.65
2016 368 6000641 6.13
2017 370 6000641 6.17
2018* 331 6000641 5.52
2019* 221 6000641 3.68
Source FBI Uniform Crime Statistics Table 20, US Census Bureau
*Baltimore City, PG, and Montgomery County statistics only gun homicides only- 2016 and 2017  FBI firearm death data not available
78% increase in firearm murders since Firearms Safety Act took effect
2018 Firearm Murders
Baltimore City 274
MoCO & PG 57
Total 331
2019 Firearm Murders
Baltimore City 181
MoCO & PG 40
Total 221
Sources
https://homicides.news.baltimoresun.com/
https://www.washingtonpost.com/graphics/local/homicides/



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