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  • New debate rises over Maryland gun law

    New debate rises over Maryland gun law
    More than 200 guns were sold to people legally barred from owning them as a surge in firearms sales last year overwhelmed Maryland's background check system, according to state police. One gun was sold to a man later accused of using it in a...
  • Panicking over Md.'s gun law [Editorial]

    Panicking over Md.'s gun law  [Editorial]
    It's unfortunate that hundreds of guns purchased in the weeks before Maryland's stricter firearms regulations went into effect last year ended up in the hands of people who should never have been allowed to own them. Most of the weapons have since been...
  • Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.

    Spending bill keeps government open, directs millions to Md.
    Senior lawmakers unveiled a $1.1 trillion spending bill late Monday that would keep the federal government running for most of this year while directing hundreds of millions of dollars to Maryland interests — from the James Webb Space Telescope to...
  • Maryland gun law improves safety

    Maryland gun law improves safety
    The recent article about the gun background check backlog points out that Maryland's new Firearms Safety Act which took effect on Oct. 1 will be one of the most effective laws in the nation to reduce gun violence ("New debate rises over Maryland gun law,"...
  • Giving the poor more choices sounds good, unless they make poor choices [Letter]

    The problem with giving poor people the choice to "cash out" of the welfare system is the number of opportunities it affords for even more abuses ("Escaping the rat maze of the welfare state," Jan. 13). If recipients choose to take the cash, then lose...
  • Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]

    Beretta's economic blackmail [Commentary]
    Marylanders who recall the moving vans that absconded with the beloved Colts are all too familiar with economic blackmail from businesses whose owners threaten to leave town unless their legislative demands are met. But Ugo Beretta's tantrum against...
  • State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]

    State Democrats are soft on crime [Commentary]
    Note: This article has been updated to clarify that Attorney General Douglas Gansler, a gubernatorial candidate, has yet to release a crime plan.  With talk of the minimum wage, taxes and health care, one issue getting far too little attention in the...
  • A placeholder budget [Editorial]

    Gov. Martin O'Malley's final budget proposal leaves the state on a sounder fiscal footing than when he took office seven years ago. Though he will not bequeath his successor anything close to the hefty fund balance his predecessor, Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.,...
  • Blame the state for the gun law's failures [Letter]

    Blame the state for the gun law's failures [Letter]
    Your editorial blaming Maryland gun dealers for the state's delay in conducting background checks on prospective buyers was absolutely absurd ("Panicking over Md.'s gun law," Jan. 13). The state wrote the requirements, waiting periods and time frame...
  • O'Malley's fiscal house of cards [Commentary]

    O'Malley's fiscal house of cards [Commentary]
    Gov. Martin O'Malley released his fiscal year 2015 budget this week, and once again he made his long used but false claim that he has cut the state budget. The budget when Mr. O'Malley's first took office was $28.8 billion, according to the Department...
  • Md. government overreaches on guns [Letter]

    Md. government overreaches on guns [Letter]
    I'm sorry, but what caused firearms to fall into the wrong hands was certainly not "gun lobby hysteria," as your editorial recently claimed ("Panicking over Md.'s gun law," Jan. 13). Instead, it was a result of Maryland's oppressive new "sweeping...
  • Ellicott City residents, county chart course for historic district housing

    Ellicott City residents, county chart course for historic district housing
    Joseph Hauser and Ed Lilley grew up on the same stretch of Valley Road in Ellicott City. Though they're separated in age by about a decade, each has memories of exploring a more rugged Main Street, one that wasn't as polished as it is today. Both made...