Rep. Chris Van Hollen at a 2010 legislative conference.

Rep. Chris Van Hollen at a 2010 legislative conference.

Maryland recently put in place new permit-to-purchase handgun requirements at the state level. U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen is now pushing legislation at the federal level to encourage other states to adopt stricter gun licensing requirements. Kojo talks with Van Hollen, a Democrat, about the proposal as well as what’s at stake for the region in Capitol Hill’s heated debate on trade.


  • Chris Van Hollen U.S. House of Representatives (D-Maryland, 8th District)

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