Another 25-year-old Gen Z first, Vogel will be the youngest member of Maryland’s Legislature. Vogel, who immigrated with his family to the U.S. from Uruguay when he was 3, has described himself as a “member of the school shooting generation.”
His platform includes legislation to ban difficult-to-trace ghost guns, funding for violence prevention programs, legislation that would hold gun makers liable for the use of their weapons in shootings, and requiring liability insurance for gun owners.
“In Maryland, we’ve made some really significant progress, but it’s still not far enough,” Vogel said. “And across the country, I am disappointed by the lack of attention gun violence has gotten from lawmakers. Instead of just growing frustrated, I decided to step up and run for office myself.”