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Baltimore Co. chief joins fight in Congress for gun control
Baltimore Co. chief joins fight in Congress for gun control

Speaking at an emotional hearing on federal gun control proposals, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson urged lawmakers Wednesday to close loopholes and ban assault weapon sales or risk more tragedies like the recent elementary school shooting in Connecticut. Johnson, wearing his uniform, spent nearly four hours offering law enforcement's case for tighter gun laws, confronting a well-known witness — National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre — and noting the proliferation of guns sometimes makes police work "creepy." The hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee marked the first formal congressional debate on federal gun control since the...

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