| Mar 27, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Given the lack of interest in Congress in protecting children from guns, it was nice to hear a grown-up in Washington speak on behalf of kids, any kids — in this case, the nearly 40,000 kids who live with same-sex parents in California.
| Mar 6, 2013
| 8:29 AM
If anyone was at risk in the case of the Anne Arundel County second-grader who nibbled a strawberry pastry into the shape of a gun, it wasn't his classmates eating breakfast at Park Elementary School, where authorities say he waved the confection around....
| Apr 16, 2013
| 7:32 PM
Vice President Joe Biden, speaking Tuesday at an event in Baltimore, said he was unsure whether there is enough support in the Senate for what would be the biggest change to federal gun laws in decades.
"We may not get it this week, but we will prevail,...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 1:49 PM
The search warrant for the home of Adam Lanza, who went on a murderous pre-Christmas rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., included some chilling items, including a New York Times articla about a 2008 school shooting. It also mentioned...
| Apr 1, 2013
| 10:55 AM
Despite the national horror at the massacre of 20 children and six adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School in December, the effort in Congress to enact any meaningful legislation to address gun violence appears increasingly at risk. The first casualty of...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 7:31 PM
Gun-rights advocates unveiled Tuesday a 225-page report paid for by the National Rifle Association that lays out a vision for arming teachers to prevent the kind of mass shootings that claimed 27 lives at a Connecticut elementary school last year....
| Apr 6, 2013
| 3:20 PM
This time last year, the Maryland General Assembly was mired in anger and confusion.
The House and Senate were feuding over taxes and casino gambling. Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller and House Speaker Michael E. Busch were butting heads....
| Apr 8, 2013
| 3:15 AM
Local elementary and middle-school students performed in the Children's Choir at the Organization of American Kodaly Educators (OAKE) national conference in Hartford, Conn., March 20- 23. The students, representing Riderwood Elementary School, Dumbarton...
| Mar 15, 2013
| 9:45 AM
The night before Robert Gladden Jr. took his father's gun to Perry Hall High School, he texted a friend about the plan, but begged him to keep it a secret.
"I am going to bring a shotgun and 21 shells, ill let your imagination do the rest," the 15-year-...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:46 AM
Carroll County Public Schools will soon have buzzer entrance devices and cameras, with key card access at some doors, as the school system reacts to parents' concerns about safety and security in the wake of the school shooting last week at Sandy Hook...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:06 AM
As the nation continues this week to deal with the grief and heartache left behind by the murder of 26 children and adults at Sandy Hook Elementary School last Friday, let there also be a moment set aside for exultation. Let a banner be raised for the...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 10:32 AM
I grew up in Baltimore, in a world where guns were, unambiguously, for deterring or killing people.
Family lore says that back in the 1920s, my grandfather used a gun to scare off the Mafia — the Black Hand, as Sicilians of the time called it....