| May 16, 2013
| 10:10 AM
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Thursday signed a gun-control bill that is among the country's most sweeping legislative responses to the December mass shooting in Newtown, Conn.
The law bans the sale of assault-style rifles, including the AR-15 used in the...
| Jun 19, 2013
| 1:06 PM
Maryland ranks near the top of the nation in the number of firearms its federally licensed gun dealers report as lost or stolen, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a distinction far out of proportion to the state's...
| May 17, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Carroll County residents can expect to see the county's proposed "rain tax" structure within the next month-and-a-half, but Del. Justin Ready urged residents to support their local officials as they fight the new fee and regulations from the Firearm...
| May 8, 2013
| 11:15 AM
In the face of a threatened lawsuit by the National Rifle Association, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler has formally advised Gov. Martin O’Malley that he can sign the bill next week without fear of any part of it being overturned in the courts....
| May 9, 2013
| 9:45 AM
It is time for gun sense in America!
As voters, we will hold our elected officials accountable for keeping our children safe from gun violence ("Whose side is the NRA on?" May 7). Our elected officials are our employees. Just like with any job, when...
| May 1, 2013
| 9:54 AM
The mayhem in Boston the week of April 15 was a reminder of how an American city can be paralyzed by a homemade bomb. The same kinds of improvised explosive devices that menaced U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan can easily be deployed by freelance...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 1:48 PM
A Calvert County elementary school student was suspended last week for bringing a toy gun onto a school bus to show a friend, according to a lawyer representing his family.
At a two-hour meeting Friday between officials, the boy, his parents and the...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 10:07 AM
Maryland's new gun control law will not head to voters now that organizers of a petition drive to halt the law failed to turn in any signatures before Friday night's deadline.
"This means there were no successful petitions this year," Stephen Ackerman...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 10:59 AM
So what was all this about a voter referendum or two?
Opponents of a pair of controversial measures backed by Gov. Martin O'Malley and approved this year by the Maryland General Assembly — a repeal of the death penalty and landmark gun control...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 5:15 AM
I don't understand Anne Arundel County Public Schools spokesperson Bob Mosier's comments to the news media regarding the recent suspension of an 8-year-old student ("Lifetime NRA membership for boy sparks criticism," June 2).
"It's outrageous that...
| Jun 5, 2013
| 6:09 PM
A growing revolt in rural counties against the state's new gun control law has spread to far Western Maryland, where the Garrett County sheriff declared the measure unconstitutional this week and said he would enforce only the provisions he believes are...
| May 4, 2013
| 8:00 AM
It was such a short mention in Thursday's newspaper ("5-year-old accidentally kills sister with own rifle," May 2) that I thought it deserves more attention. Five-year old boy accidentally kills two-year old sister with own rifle! Then it goes on to say...