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  • No reason to jump to conclusions about turtle derby [Editorial]

    No reason to jump to conclusions about turtle derby [Editorial]
    It was Jim Smiley, trainer of Dan'l Webster, who observed in a potential rival: "Maybe you understand frogs, and maybe you don't understand 'em." The same could be applied to speculation about those with a passion for training any number of other...
  • Expand the Safe Streets program

    Expand the Safe Streets program
    The rise in fatal shootings that has claimed dozens of lives in Baltimore City since the beginning of the summer focused attention on the gang violence that police say is responsible for much of the killing. Competing gangs adhere to a rigid code: You...
  • Recent shootings left many wounded, fewer dead

    Recent shootings left many wounded, fewer dead
    Baltimore’s summer violence spiked again last week when 20 people were shot in 80 hours. But fortunately for many victims, the spate of attacks left an unusually low number of people dead. In recent years, Baltimore has seen about one person killed...
  • Report: Md. third-highest for guns lost and stolen from dealers

    Report: Md. third-highest for guns lost and stolen from dealers
    Nearly 1,000 guns were reported lost or stolen from federally licensed gun dealers in Maryland last year, the third-highest number of any state in the country, according to a federal report released this week. Gun dealers in the state reported 886 lost...
  • Frustrated by delays, some gun dealers skip background checks

    Frustrated by delays, some gun dealers skip background checks
    When Scott Schulte stopped at Pasadena Pawn and Gun last week to pick up his fifth firearm of the year, the Maryland State Police still hadn't finished his background check. The store let him take the pistol anyway. "I figure I can use my discretion,"...
  • Gun debate sparks education, advocacy campaigns

    Gun debate sparks education, advocacy campaigns
    As .223-caliber bullets from an assault-style rifle pinged a torso-shaped target, state Del. Michael D. Smigiel Sr. videotaped his latest pupil squeezing off rounds from a gun and magazine targeted to be banned in Maryland. "You see why you wouldn't...
  • Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing

    Thousands go to Annapolis for gun-control rally and hearing
    Several thousand Marylanders went to Annapolis to voice their opinions on gun control Wednesday as the General Assembly began considering Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping proposal to impose new limits on the purchase of firearms. At a hearing before a...
  • O'Malley takes a stand on guns

    O'Malley takes a stand on guns
    State and federal politicians have been scrambling for the last few weeks to react to the school shootings in Newtown, Conn., with governors, congressmen and the president exploring new laws that might have prevented that tragic massacre. But today, Gov....
  • Who will be our next profiles in courage?

    One of the great works in politics and political rhetoric is John F. Kennedy's Pulitzer Prize-winning Profiles in Courage. Courage has always been important to the Kennedys, who created a Profile in Courage Award a generation ago, and the awards, although...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Baltimore police make 1,000th gun arrest of 2012

    A man who allegedly entered a rowhouse in the city's Central Park Heights neighborhood uninvited, hid a handgun behind a living room sofa and then assaulted the homeowner as she was trying to get him to leave was arrested Wednesday night in Baltimore...