| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In the aftermath of the horrible shooting in Newton, Conn., Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association forcefully declared that "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." However, the last two shooting tragedies our...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Once again a mass shooting occurs in this nation, people are saddened, prayerful or outraged and flags are flown at half mast ("Rampage in Washington," Sept. 17).
But it's notable that with only one exception, no one is particularly shocked. The...
| Sep 22, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Do me a favor: Save this op-ed in a folder somewhere and promise to open it up in five years. Let's see how many of us remember what today we're calling the "Navy Yard Shootings" — and, more importantly, whether we as a society decided to do...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 10:37 AM
When President Obama addressed the families and colleagues of victims of the mass shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington last week, he lamented what he called a sense of "creeping resignation" among Americans toward the epidemic gun violence that...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Regarding the recent editorial on guns ("Resigned to guns," Sept. 25), I'd like to suggest the conscription on Vinnie DeMarco to organize a national movement to effectively pass national gun control legislation. He has already brilliantly done it here...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Gun rights advocates filed a second lawsuit Friday against Maryland's strict new gun law, arguing that the state will not be able to implement new handgun requirements quickly enough to honor citizens's right to bear arms.
The suit points to the current...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 7:19 PM
Attorneys for the state argued Monday that Maryland's sweeping new gun law should take effect Tuesday as planned, telling a federal court that the gun-rights advocates seeking to halt it should have lodged their objections months ago.
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A federal judge rejected requests Tuesday to block Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to prevent enforcement of a new handgun licensing program.
In denying a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake said the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The days after the mass shooting in Washington last month, and again after shots were fired outside the Capitol last week, I encountered snarled traffic and a prominently placed police car while dropping my kids off at school. A good quarter of those...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:30 AM
To all those who sincerely believe they are being virtuous and standing up for the principles of smaller government, I ask you to examine two recent events that indicates that you are being used.
The first example is the National Rifle Association...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:45 PM
The criminal use of guns is a terrible drain on society — physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. I am angered by the fact that the majority of citizens who support sensible gun laws are all but dictated to on this issue by the likes of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Lost amid our gloom and doom over the tea partiers' nonsensical, reactionary effort to bring down effective government in Washington is this happy local counterweight: 2013 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the forces of forward-thinking government...