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Md., DC Democrats continuing push for gun-control laws

In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — Members of Congress from Maryland and the District of Columbia are continuing their push for gun-control legislation after last week’s sit-in on the House floor.

Maryland Democrats Chris Van Hollen, Elijah Cummings, Dutch Ruppersberger and John Sarbanes will talk about the gun-control measures they support during an appearance Wednesday at the Cathedral of the Incarnation in Baltimore.

Also Wednesday, Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat who represents the District in Congress, will host a discussion on legislation to require background checks for gun-show purchases. She’ll be joined by Democratic Congressman John Garamendi of California and Washington Police Chief Cathy Lanier.

The new gun-control efforts by Democrats in Congress were prompted by the mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida.