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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...
  • 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,"...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Restricting gun ownership is wrong [Letter]

    Restricting gun ownership is wrong [Letter]
    The Sun should understand that any law that restricts people's right to own a gun is illegal ("Panicking over Md.'s gun law," Jan. 13). Our Second Amendment provisions exist outside regulation, local laws or public opinion regardless of whether you are...
  • A soldier's view of Md. gun laws [Letter]

    A soldier's view of Md. gun laws [Letter]
    In the near future I am moving to Maryland. I wish I could say I was happy about this prospect and the adventure of living in a new place, but I'm not. What concerns me is that I am assumed to be a criminal by the state of Maryland. You see, I am one of...
  • Don't blame dealers for gun law fiasco [Letter]

    Don't blame dealers for gun law fiasco [Letter]
    So far in 2014 there has been at least one murder per day in Baltimore. Yet The Sun continues to harp on law-abiding gun owners and minimizes the obstacles that have been forced upon them to legally purchase a firearm ("Panicking over Md.'s gun law," Jan....
  • The public's business should be public [Editorial]

    The public's business should be public  [Editorial]
    All of the official proceedings of the Maryland General Assembly — committee hearings, voting sessions, floor debates and so on — are open to the public. Anyone who cares to can watch as their senators and delegates discuss and vote on any...
  • Columbia Mall shooting: Dubious claims from the anti-gun lobby

    Columbia Mall shooting: Dubious claims from the anti-gun lobby
    Vinny DeMarco, a progressive lobbyist for sin taxes and gun control issued this disingenuous and misleading statement on the tragic shooting at the Mall in Columbia this past weekend.  Marylanders To Prevent Gun Violence joins all Marylanders and...
  • Mall violence surprising but gun control no remedy [Letter]

    Mall violence surprising but gun control no remedy [Letter]
    So, Dan Rodricks actually thinks it's unbelievable that there are people who feel that "you don't expect that kind of thing to happen to you," as he was reportedly told by an 18-year-old worker in the aftermath of the shootings at the Mall in Columbia ("...
  • Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant

    Beretta chooses Tennessee for new plant
    Gun manufacturer Beretta USA announced Wednesday it would build its newest plant not in Maryland, but in Tennessee. Last year, the centuries-old Italian gun-maker threatened to abandon plans to expand its U.S. headquarters in Prince George's County when...