| Jan 1, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Not everyone views National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre as sympathetically as does letter writer Steve Peters ("NRA's LaPierre makes a compelling case," Dec. 27).
Following the Newtown, Conn., massacre, Mr. LaPierre first recommended...
| Dec 31, 2012
| 6:59 AM
After a tragedy like the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn., the injection of anything short of seriousness into the subsequent public discourse about guns is touchy. But the National Rifle Association blasted numerous rounds into...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 4:44 AM
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NRA, gun-control groups begin work in Annapolis: As the General...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 12:45 PM
I read Rachel Marsden's commentary ("In NRA-land, we are still crack shots and cold killers," Jan. 1) with interest. I wholeheartedly agree with Ms. Marsden and offer the following:
Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association's solution to have...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 4:00 AM
"Everybody got a pistol. This must really please the NRA" -- from "Gun" by Gil Scott-Heron
So maybe the NRA is about to get its wish.
Here we are, a little over three weeks after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a little over...
| Dec 19, 2012
America's children seem to be shortchanged on almost every issue we face as a society.
Not only are we failing to protect our children from deranged people wielding semi-automatic guns, we're not protecting them from poverty. The rate of child poverty...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 3:51 PM
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Tuesday he will likely introduce a gun control package in the coming legislative session and reiterated his opposition to assault weapons like the one used in the Newtown massacre.
The Democratic governor said he has directed...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 1:15 PM
I received a note a couple of days ago from a gentleman concerned about the placement of commas in the various drafts of the Second Amendment. And today, at The New Yorker, Jeffrey Toobin writes that "the text of the amendment is divided into two...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 12:45 PM
As a legal owner of a firearm in Maryland and a registered Democrat who voted for Gov. Martin O'Malley in the last two election cycles, I was initially supportive of the push following the Newtown tragedy for new gun legislation ("O'Malley to push...
| Dec 25, 2012
| 9:30 AM
I am neither a gun owner nor "gun grabber," as the National Rifle Association likes to call anyone who thinks military-style firearms are unnecessary to protect one's home ("Battle lines form in gun debate," Dec. 19).
Those who are vulnerable to the...
| Dec 21, 2012
| 8:57 AM
After a week of silence following the massacre in Newtown, Conn., the National Rifle Association went on the attack Friday morning, insisting that mass killings are the fault of the media, politicians who pass laws banning firearms from schools, the...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 3:00 AM
After 31 years in local law enforcement, I'd often tell myself that I had seen and experienced every act of cruelty man can inflict.
In light of the despicable act of violence this month in Newtown, Conn., I was clearly wrong. We are learning more,...