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  • Maryland's reckless gun dealers

    Maryland's reckless gun dealers
    Here's the scary thing about the news that the Maryland State Police has found 30 cases in which gun dealers decided not to wait for the state to complete a background check and handed firearms to people whose criminal histories made them ineligible to...
  • Police officers recruited to handle backlog of gun-buyer background checks

    Police officers recruited to handle backlog of gun-buyer background checks
    About 20 police officers from across the state have been enlisted to help the Maryland State Police complete tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers that have been languishing for several months. Half of the state's gun dealers have...
  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland

    Texas Gov. Rick Perry takes aim at Maryland
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a swipe at Gov. Martin O'Malley and Maryland's business climate in radio ads aimed at luring companies and residents to the Lone Star state.  "When you grow tired of Maryland taxes squeezing every dime out of your business,...
  • Gun owners aren't paranoid, just realistic

     Gun owners aren't paranoid, just realistic
    In your editorial about state police efforts to speed approval of gun purchases, you say gun buyers are "driven in large part by the kind of paranoia that the National Rifle Association trades in — the ever-present fear that government will take...
  • Go ahead and secede, Western Md. Here's your tab.

    Go ahead and secede, Western Md. Here's your tab.
    As we appear to be in a public-comment period regarding the proposed secession of five western counties from Maryland, I have a few additional observations to offer. But let me start with a summary of reasons for the separatist movement provided in dozens...
  • Gun-buying frenzy in a summer of violence

    Gun-buying frenzy in a summer of violence
    When it comes to guns, there's Baltimore and there's the rest of Maryland. The city has a horrible problem with guns; the rest of the state can't seem to get enough of them. In Baltimore, people are marching against gun violence; in the rest of the state,...
  • Critics say state police have risked gun buyers' privacy

    Critics say state police have risked gun buyers' privacy
    Maryland State Police used an unencrypted website last week to transfer personal information about firearm purchasers into an online system used for background checks, a practice that gun rights advocates say compromised their privacy and security....
  • Seniors celebrate 25 years of Notre Dame University's Renaissance Institute

    Seniors celebrate 25 years of Notre Dame University's Renaissance Institute
    At 91, Isaac Rehert, a former farmer and journalist, and now a longtime retiree, is enjoying something of a renaissance. The Medfield man has been a member of the Renaissance Institute, a lifelong learning program at Notre Dame University Maryland,...
  • Impatient gun buyers, dealers are acting like toddlers

    Impatient gun buyers, dealers are acting like toddlers
    I commend Dan Rodricks' "Gun-buying frenzy in a summer of violence" (Aug. 4) for pointing out irresponsible gun dealers betraying public safety and the irony of the mad gun rush versus Baltimore's struggles with gun violence. But it doesn't end there....
  • Busch, Rawlings-Blake to back new gun law advertisements

    Radio advertisements praising Maryland's new gun law will begin airing in the Baltimore area this week, advocates said, and two prominent area Democrats will lend their voices to supporting the campaign. House Speaker Michael E. Busch and Baltimore...
  • Md. secessionists: Have you considered West Virginia?

    Md. secessionists: Have you considered West Virginia?
    Led by 49-year-old Carroll County resident Scott Strzelczyk, some residents from Maryland's five westernmost counties want to secede from the Old Line State and start their own, fifty-first state. Here's an alternative suggestion for the folks who've...
  • Perry responds to criticism of gun tour

    Perry responds to criticism of gun tour
    Speaking outside a steakhouse in Bethesda on Wednesday where he met with Maryland business owners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry dismissed criticism of his visit to a gun manufacturer days after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard. "There's always anti-...