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Federal Gun Control Legislation (2013)

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  • Maryland's model for gun regulation

    Maryland's model for gun regulation
    Tomorrow, Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to sign into law the most comprehensive gun control legislation Maryland has seen in at least 25 years, a bill that will not only help guard against a mass shooting incident, like December's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, but will also help fight the day-to-day violence that plagues Baltimore and other communities. The bill has become doubly important with the failure — at least for the moment — of attempts to tighten gun laws on the federal level, both because it will make Marylanders safer and because it can serve as a model for other states as they seek ways to address gun violence.
  • Harford GOP legislators, gun rights backers, candidates turn out for Bel Air rally Saturday

    Harford GOP legislators, gun rights backers, candidates turn out for Bel Air rally Saturday
    Dozens of people came to downtown Bel Air Saturday afternoon to take part in the Harford County Republican Central Committee's Second Amendment Rally and to meet many of the local legislators who tried unsuccessfully to defeat the state's latest gun...

    Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home

    Shame on the Senate; send 'em all home
    Let me begin this column with an apology. Once a week, I pick an important issue and offer my reasoned analysis, based on the facts, of what it all means and how we should react. But there are times when the intellect fails and the heart and gut take...

    Foes of expanded checks on gun purchases will have victims' blood on their hands

    Foes of expanded checks on gun purchases will have victims' blood on their hands
    Shame on the senators who defied public opinion and voted to defeat the Manchin-Toomey bill to expand background checks for gun purchases ("Senate rejects expanded checks on gun purchases," April 18). There is blood on the hands of those who voted to...

    Fight against gun violence must go on despite setback in the Senate

    Fight against gun violence must go on despite setback in the Senate
    I am ashamed to find out that the U.S. Senate has voted to oppose minimal, common-sense gun control legislation ("Defeat leaves gun control backers at a loss for strategy," April 19). Thankfully, both of our Maryland senators supported these measures,...