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  • State Sen. Brian Frosh files for attorney general

    State Sen. Brian Frosh files for attorney general
    State Sen. Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday became the first candidate to officially file as a candidate for attorney general in next year's election. Frosh, a Montgomery County Democrat, is expected to face a hotly contested primary contest in the race to...
  • Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge

    Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge
    The Baltimore County burglar who helped trigger an ongoing constitutional challenge to Maryland's handgun laws shot himself to death, police said, after he assaulted his estranged wife and beat his parents with a pipe. Police found Kris Lee Abbott dead...
  • O'Malley pledges to end backlog of gun checks

    O'Malley pledges to end backlog of gun checks
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that the state is mustering all necessary resources to complete tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers by Oct. 1, when Maryland's new gun control law takes effect. The backlog of checks has put...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • Gun violence prevention group puts Md. in top tier

    Gun violence prevention group puts Md. in top tier
    Maryland has vaulted into the top tier of states with strong laws to prevent gun violence as a result of legislation pushed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, according to a leading group that advocates for restrictions on access to firearms. The Brady Campaign...
  • Reducing gun deaths [Editorial]

    Reducing gun deaths  [Editorial]
    Thanks to new restrictions passed by the General Assembly and signed by Gov. Martin O'Malley this year, Maryland is now in the top tier of states when it comes to the strength of its gun laws. It had been close to the top before, but now it ranks fourth,...
  • More restrictive gun laws won't lead to fewer gun deaths [Letter]

    More restrictive gun laws won't lead to fewer gun deaths [Letter]
    I support the concept of gun control within the bounds of the Second Amendment. However, your recent editorial on the subject has several flaws ("Reducing gun deaths," Dec. 10). First, you argue that the states with the most restrictive laws will have...
  • Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy

    Advocates remember victims on anniversary of Sandy Hook tragedy
    On the anniversary of the Newtown schoolhouse massacre, dozens of people stood in a Baltimore church Saturday and solemnly shook bells, an audible symbol of their enduring concern about gun violence in America. A year ago, 20 children and six adults...
  • The fallacy of Maryland's gun laws

    The fallacy of Maryland's gun laws
    As The Sun's Michael Dresser reported Monday Morning, Maryland ranks 4th in the latest scorecard released by the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. Maryland was one of several states that enacted more restrictive gun laws in the wake of the Newtown...