Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake is calling for tougher federal gun laws.
Rawlings-Blake said at City Hall on Wednesday that the city’s violence follows four strands of rivalry and retaliation. "There are four major strands that are impacting the homicide rate in Baltimore. We can trace it and we can trace the players," Rawlings-Blake said. "There are known entities who are battling it out on the streets like is this is the wild, wild west, and we need help.”