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  • Fast, furious and way off the mark

    Fast, furious and way off the mark
    The gun-running operation called Fast and Furious went bad when federal agents decided to let low-level traffickers go in hopes of catching bigger fish in the Mexican drug cartels. A similar mistake seems to have plagued the congressional investigation...
  • Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case

    Baltimore crime-fighter resigns over Fast and Furious case
    At a community meeting for paroled felons in the East Baltimore, the mother of Bloods gang leader Kevin Gary faced down federal prosecutor Jason Weinstein. She told him to stop harrassing her son, whom she described as "a champion for the downtrodden,"...
  • Veterans seek jobs at Towson event

    Veterans seek jobs at Towson event
    To work for Fireworks Extravaganza, a job applicant needs a clean record and the ability to pass a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives background check. That's one reason Wells Berni, a local representative of the New Jersey-based...
  • Keeping guns out of the wrong hands

    Keeping guns out of the wrong hands
    A common refrain of those who object to new gun control laws is that authorities could do much to keep firearms out of the wrong hands and reduce violence by simply enforcing the laws that are already on the books. In the case of gun trafficking, this...
  • Can we finally close the gun show loophole?

    Can we finally close the gun show loophole?
    Whether it's the indelible horror of the massacre at Newtown, Conn., or the tone-deaf response of the National Rifle Association and its allies who have shown themselves so hysterical and paranoid on the subject of gun rights, the public's hunger for...
  • 'Celebratory gunfire' cases a challenge to prosecute

    'Celebratory gunfire' cases a challenge to prosecute
    The death of Aaliyah Boyer, a 10-year-old struck down in Cecil County, and the shooting of Laurie Eberhardt, a grandmother hit by gunfire in Florida, share the same perplexing challenge for prosecutors and investigators. Both were watching fireworks on...
  • Maryland's gun control paradox

    Maryland's gun control paradox
    For critics of gun control, Maryland, and particularly Baltimore, are proof of the pointlessness and even dangerousness of seeking to make legal access to firearms more difficult. Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation,...
  • Balto. police recover 29 stolen firearms early Tuesday

    Baltimore police have two men in custody after seizing 29 stolen handguns Tuesday morning. Around 2:30 a.m. Monday, two men allegedly broke into an outdoor supply store in Saxton, Pa. by crashing into it with a vehicle, then stole multiple handguns. They...
  • Police, ATF charge 24 in W. Baltimore drug investigation

    Police, ATF charge 24 in W. Baltimore drug investigation
    Hoping to get leads in a series of violent incidents that have occurred in West Baltimore, federal and local authorities announced the arrests of 24 people on drug-related charges after a months-long operation that included undercover work. Police...
  • Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week

    Ruling on Perry Hall High suspect to come next week
    Baltimore County Circuit Judge Robert E. Cahill Jr. said Thursday that he will rule next week on whether Robert W. Gladden Jr., the teenager accused in the Perry Hall High School shooting, will be tried as an adult or a juvenile. In a separate court...
  • ATF gun-tracking data a mystery

    ATF gun-tracking data a mystery
    When reporters asked Baltimore police and state agencies where the guns used in city crimes came from, no one could provide specific information. "I can tell you that the vast majority, 95 percent plus, are committed with illegal guns," Baltimore police...
  • Cummings to push bipartisan gun control bill

    Cummings to push bipartisan gun control bill
    Responding to gun control loopholes that have proved vexing for police in Maryland and elsewhere, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings will introduce bipartisan legislation Tuesday to impose tougher penalties for people who traffic guns across state borders or buy...