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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In gun control debate, no easy fixes to Baltimore street violence

    In gun control debate, no easy fixes to Baltimore street violence
    Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms. And for supporters and opponents...
  • Robbery sting nets alleged Black Guerilla Family members in West Baltimore

    Robbery sting nets alleged Black Guerilla Family members in West Baltimore
    In Baltimore, authorities are finding that if they can't solve a robbery, the next best thing may be to set one up.  Five men - at least three who police say are members of the Black Guerilla Family - were indicted last week in federal court on...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • ATF charges 55 people in South Baltimore drug case

    Agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives have charged 55 people as part of a yearlong investigation into a drug organization operating out of South Baltimore, with ties to Reservoir Hill and Anne Arundel County. Authorities...