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  • Bloomberg lays out seven-point plan to reduce gun violence

    Bloomberg lays out seven-point plan to reduce gun violence
    Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by guns than people living in other developed countries. Nine out of 10 children who die of gunshot wounds in wealthy nations lived in the United States. People under 40 are more likely to be killed by a...
  • Girl, 17, dies after one of 3 Balto. shootings Tuesday morning

    A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore's west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley. Though the city started the year with almost 11 days without a gun...
  • Hopkins gun panel calls for universal background checks

    Hopkins gun panel calls for universal background checks
    Anyone seeking to purchase a gun — even those buying weapons at a show or through a private dealer — should be required to pass a background check through a national database, according to recommendations drafted by a panel of violence...
  • 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,...
  • Shooting raises questions on gun safety, policy

    Shooting raises questions on gun safety, policy
    The shotgun that Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. allegedly used in last week's shooting at Perry Hall High School wasn't registered with the state. Under Maryland law, that wasn't required. Police also say the 15-year-old Gladden should never have been able...
  • 10-year-old struck in New Year's celebratory shooting dies

    10-year-old struck in New Year's celebratory shooting dies
    Aaliyah Boyer had hoped to watch the New Year's ball drop on TV, but when she learned she had missed the stroke of midnight by 32 seconds, she returned to the front yard with her friends to watch her neighbors light fireworks. Nearby, someone...
  • What Maryland can do to reduce gun violence

    What Maryland can do to reduce gun violence
    When President Barack Obama talked about the violence in Newtown, Conn., in his weekly radio address on Saturday, he urged the nation to act not only to stop mass killings like that one but also those that occur on "countless street corners in places like...
  • 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...
  • Bomb squad reports possible 'explosive device' in College Park

    A bomb squad responded to a possible "explosive device" in College Park early Friday morning, a Prince George's County fire spokesman said. Authorities were called to the 5000 block of Edgewood Road where they removed a suspicious package forcing the...
  • 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,"...
  • A better way to track a bomber

    A better way to track a bomber
    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...
  • Drug boss Blackwell gets 20 years in heroin conspiracy

    Steven "J.R." Blackwell, the leader of an East Baltimore drug conspiracy linked to a yearlong street warwith rivals, was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison Friday as part of a guilty plea he struck with prosecutors last fall. Though he was not...