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  • New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis

    New Maryland mental health initiative focuses on identifying and treating psychosis
    One day last summer, a former Navy reservist phoned police in Newport, R.I., to say someone was using a "microwave machine" to send vibrations through his body to keep him from sleeping. Six weeks later, the same man took a shotgun into the Washington...
  • The business case for redistricting reform

    The business case for redistricting reform
    When the Greater Baltimore Committee asked a roundtable of CEOs for ideas on how to improve Maryland's business climate, many of the answers were unsurprising — lower taxes, a more predictable regulatory system and the like. But at least one of them...
  • Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws

    Ending mass shootings: It's not just about more or better laws
    Do me a favor: Save this op-ed in a folder somewhere and promise to open it up in five years. Let's see how many of us remember what today we're calling the "Navy Yard Shootings" — and, more importantly, whether we as a society decided to do...
  • Why mental illness can be a red herring [Commentary]

    Whenever yet another mass shooting happens, I think the only thing that gets analyzed more than gun laws is the issue of mental illness. In the most recent, deadly attack on the Washington Navy Yard, the suspect was, sadly, once again described as a...
  • GOP stands up for insurance company profits

     GOP stands up for insurance company profits
    The Sun's recent coverage of the House Republicans' campaign against Obamacare ("House GOP: Defund health law or shutter government," Sept. 19) offers a good example of Congressional Republican hypocrisy. In the article, Rep. Marlin Stutzman of Indiana is...
  • Second Amendment rewrite required

     Second Amendment rewrite required
    The criminal use of guns is a terrible drain on society — physically, mentally, spiritually and financially. I am angered by the fact that the majority of citizens who support sensible gun laws are all but dictated to on this issue by the likes of...
  • Maryland gun laws would not have stopped Navy Yard shooter

    Maryland gun laws would not have stopped Navy Yard shooter
    Maryland's gun laws are widely considered tougher than those of neighboring Virginia, but they would not have stopped the Navy Yard shooter from buying a shotgun and walking out of a store with it the same day. Authorities said Aaron Alexis' Monday...
  • Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day

    Marylanders flock to buy guns at rate of 1,000 a day
    Marylanders have been rushing to buy guns at a rate of 1,000 a day over the past two weeks, hastening the pace of an unprecedented surge in gun sales. More than 102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year — twice the...
  • Police to waive handgun license for buyers hit by delays

    Police to waive handgun license for buyers hit by delays
    Maryland's new handgun licensing law will be waived for the nearly 50,000 gun buyers still waiting for background checks, the state police said Tuesday. The department also deployed a new team of two dozen data-entry workers to help address the backlog,...
  • Mental illness and guns

    If you believe that early intervention by mental health professionals in the lives of people with serious psychiatric disorders will prevent future mass shootings like the ones in Newtown, Conn., or Tucson, Ariz., you probably are in for a disappointment:...
  • New gun laws will affect Harford small business

    New gun laws will affect Harford small business
    Dale Bowman, 71, who has owned his Darlington gun shop for nearly two decades, said Maryland's latest wave of gun control laws, set to go into effect Oct. 1, will push his normally faithful clientele to out-of-state shops. He said Maryland's stricter...
  • County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost

    County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost
    As Baltimore County police replace nearly 2,000 service weapons, they won't allow the old ones to be sold in gun shops — a decision that will prevent firearms from entering the open market but could triple the agency's cost. Officials will instead...