| Mar 31, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Jonylah Watkins died on a Tuesday.
She was with her father, who was sitting in a minivan in Chicago on the night of March 11 when someone opened fire. Doctors worked 17 hours trying to repair what a bullet had done to her body, but to no avail. She died...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Despite the national horror at the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, the effort in Congress to enact any meaningful legislation to address gun violence appears increasingly at risk. The first casualty of...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
It is easy to dismiss the report released Tuesday by the National Rifle Association-financed school safety task force as nothing but an effort to change the topic from the broader issue of gun violence or especially gun control (even the watered-down...
| Dec 21, 2012
In the Newtown massacre, as in all such tragic events in a free and open society, both the news and social media went all-out to provide the fullest coverage of what happened and why. The latter is not yet fully known. In too many instances, though, the...
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Speaking at an emotional hearing on federal gun control proposals, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson urged lawmakers Wednesday to close loopholes and ban assault weapon sales or risk more tragedies like the recent elementary school shooting...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 4:50 PM
Responding to gun control loopholes that have proved vexing for police in Maryland and elsewhere, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday to impose tougher penalties for people who traffic guns across state borders or buy...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Regarding the seven-point plan to reduce gun violence proposed by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others ("Scholars drafting new gun policy," Jan. 15), this is an issue in which I have vested interest.
Aggravated by such events as the Sandy...
| Jan 18, 2013
The first general reaction to President Barack Obama's package of gun control ideas seems to be criticism that it's too ambitious. Predictions are being heard that he will fall far short of his aspirations and even fail to restore the ban on assault...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 1:17 PM
All Havre de Grace schools will have a school resource officer through the end of the school year.
After a split vote on the issue last time, the Havre de Grace City Council unanimously approved another budget amendment Tuesday night granting $63,200...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Citing the recent shooting in Newtown, Conn., the Havre de Grace City Council narrowly approved a $40,000 budget amendment to add two more school resource officers to its daily patrol through March.
Mayor Wayne Dougherty said plans to add officers had...
| Jan 9, 2013
| 7:29 AM
The mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. last month will forever change schooling, said Howard County Superintendent Renee Foose, and there can be no guarantee that something "so unnatural" can't happen locally.
| Jan 10, 2013
| 3:05 AM
Nearly a month after the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary, local schools are looking at ways to better ensure student safety.
"You can never be too diligent, or too careful," said Bob Moshier, spokesman for Anne Arundel County Public Schools....