Gun control debate video: Mike McDermott vs. Vinny Demarco

Gun control debate video: Mike McDermott vs. Vinny Demarco

Del.Mike McDermott, Len Lazarick, Vinny DeMarco

The already heated debate over new gun control measures heats up as Gov. Martin O’Malley’s proposed new restrictions moves to the Senate floor on Tuesday.

In this 12-minute video, pits Del. Mike McDermott, a Lower Shore Republican and police officer who opposes new gun licensing rules, against Vinny DeMarco, a long-time advocate for more gun control who heads Marylanders to Prevent Gun Violence.

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Editor Len Lazarick conducted the interview, directed and edited by Fosie Weston of

About The Author

Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.


  1. Guest

    The Maryland FOP is against the bill. That tells you alot……

  2. Jef

    I thought it was interesting that one was an elected official, and the other a lobbyist!

  3. Robert O'Brien

    Great interview, Len! I would love to see some independent fact-checkers follow up with the debaters’ claims — particularly the potential relationship between fingerprinting / right-to-carry and gun violence.