| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws.
Johnson received the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives'...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 2:47 PM
Anne Arundel County Public Schools will revisit a matter next month that garnered national attention earlier this year — the two-day suspension of an 8-year-old student accused of nibbling a breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun.
| 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 11, 2013
| 11:53 AM
The Baltimore County burglar who helped trigger an ongoing constitutional challenge to Maryland's handgun laws shot himself to death, police said, after he assaulted his estranged wife and beat his parents with a pipe.
Police found Kris Lee Abbott dead...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In your editorial about state police efforts to speed approval of gun purchases, you say gun buyers are "driven in large part by the kind of paranoia that the National Rifle Association trades in — the ever-present fear that government will take...
| 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.