| Feb 24, 2014
| 6:00 AM
After the success of last year's fundraiser in memory of her daughter, Josephine "Joey" Gay, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Michele Gay wants to continue the momentum with a second fundraiser to fuel a safe schools initiative....
| Jan 21, 2014
| 3:07 PM
A panel convened by Gov. Martin O'Malley after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., has made more than two dozen recommendations to bolster care for the mentally ill in Maryland.
The report by the Continuity of Care Advisory...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:16 AM
In all the reporting of the shootings at The Mall in Columbia, one sentence hit me like a punch in the gut.
"His mother right now is struggling for a reason to live," said Ellis Cropper of the woman who raised 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar, who shot...
| Feb 1, 2014
| 1:21 PM
Shafon Robinson found comfort in how well her children seemed to be coping this past week. They had been elsewhere in The Mall in Columbia when the shooter killed two store employees and — in a moment that still haunts her — turned and fired...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 6:21 PM
As people of all ages made their way between the exhibit tables, passing through crowds with barely any elbow room, vendors of firearms, knives, collectible and antique weapons and outdoor gear pitched their wares on the floor of the Bel Air Reckord...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Maryland has long been a heavily Democratic state, but 2013 may have cemented its status as a truly liberal one.
The two things were not always synonymous. Though Democrats have dominated the legislature and governor's mansion for decades, the party's...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Maryland has vaulted into the top tier of states with strong laws to prevent gun violence as a result of legislation pushed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, according to a leading group that advocates for restrictions on access to firearms.
The Brady Campaign...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 6:35 PM
On the anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church Saturday and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their enduring concern about gun violence in America.
A year ago, 20 children and six adults...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 4:56 PM
Maryland gun dealers have sold more firearms in the first nine months of this year than in all of 2011 and 2012 combined, the state police said Wednesday.
Buyers have applied to purchase 117,009 guns this year as lawmakers debated and enacted some of...
| Oct 21, 2013
| 2:01 AM
One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping.
Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 12:28 PM
Teenager Kendall Reitz set out to become an advocate for improved mental illness awareness in the aftermath of last year's massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., when a disturbed 20-year-old named Adam Lanza fatally shot 20 children...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 1:35 PM
Our hearts go out to the families of the 20 victims killed or injured in the mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard Monday. This is a tragedy nearly beyond the power of words to express, not less so for the fact that we have confronted its like so many...