| Jul 22, 2014
| 3:23 PM
Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings.
Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the hearing...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Regarding your recent editorial on the Columbia Mall shooting, it is vitally important that people not remain silent but intervene to get a mentally disturbed people into treatment ("With no warning," March 16).
The recent Columbia Mall shooting...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 6:22 PM
By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on.
This was especially true at NBC, which was the first and most powerful voice to say that the killing of...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 11:02 AM
When Master Deputy Jeremy Holland speaks to high school students about the effects of drug abuse, his comments not only reflect his knowledge of the law, but also his experiences with abusers.
"We had a man saying his house was full of zombies and...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:47 AM
Thanks to new restrictions passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year, Maryland is now in the top tier of states when it comes to the strength of its gun laws. It had been close to the top before, but now it ranks fourth,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 9:50 AM
Carroll County Public Schools joined with local law enforcement agencies Friday to announce the Adopt-A-School Program, which aims to increase school security and enhance health and safety instruction with the participation of police officers....
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 6:04 AM
Visitors to Laurel Woods Elementary School have noticed something different as they prepared to enter the front door — they needed permission.
The North Laurel school was one of many Howard County elementary schools to have a new buzzer system...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 6:15 PM
A former Howard County fire officer is suing in federal court to get his job back, alleging that the county violated his rights by firing him for personal Facebook discussions about gun control, free speech and "liberal" politics.
Former Battalion Chief...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:34 PM
Howard County is asking a federal court to throw out a former Fire Department battalion chief's lawsuit, arguing that the Facebook posts that triggered his dismissal were not constitutionally protected because they were "at best, personal opinion or pique...