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  • Convicted drug dealer charged with fleeing police, possessing guns and drugs in Aberdeen

    Convicted drug dealer charged with fleeing police, possessing guns and drugs in Aberdeen
    An convicted drug dealer from Aberdeen was charged Thursday with illegally possessing five guns, marijuana plants and drug paraphernalia after he tried to flee police near his house, according to charging documents. A Maryland State Police trooper...
  • 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...
  • Sen. Jacobs calls O'Malley gun plan 'unconscionable' [Letter]

    Dear Governor O'Malley: I am writing to share a portion of an e-mail that I received Friday, Sept. 6, stating that "the Governor and the Maryland State Police were going to be calling on five other state agencies to help do data entry to help clear up...
  • 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...
  • Sun offers only diatribe on gun background check dispute

     Sun offers only diatribe on gun background check dispute
    After reading "Badly targeted gun gripes," the editorial published in the Sept. 10 edition of The Baltimore Sun, any reasonably objective person would be left asking the following question: Is this an editorial from the editorial board of The Sun? It...
  • Senate gives final approval to gun control bill

    Senate gives final approval to gun control bill
    The Maryland Senate gave final approval to Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun control bill Thursday night, sending the legislation to the governor for his promised signature. O'Malley said in a statement that the bill strikes "a balance between...
  • City man charged in armed robbery of West Towson runner

    City man charged in armed robbery of West Towson runner
    A man arrested last month in Baltimore City was charged Friday in the armed robbery of an 18-year-old woman who was running in West Towson last month, Baltimore County Police said Monday. According to Cpl. John Wachter, a Baltimore County Police...
  • Navy Yard shooting refutes 'good guy with gun' claim

     Navy Yard shooting refutes 'good guy with gun' claim
    In the aftermath of the horrible shooting in Newton, Conn., Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association forcefully declared that "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." However, the last two shooting tragedies our...
  • Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby

    Starbucks caves to the radical gun lobby
    If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
  • Keep guns out of the wrong hands

    Keep guns out of the wrong hands
    As was made clear in your recent article about some gun dealers who are selling firearms before background checks can be performed by state police, most gun dealers are waiting for the process to be completed — as they should be doing ("Guns...
  • Police search for three accused in robbery of Columbia Goodwill

    Police search for three accused in robbery of Columbia Goodwill
    Howard County police are searching for three suspects accused in the armed robbery of a Columbia Goodwill store this week in which two employees were left bound in a back room, according to a news release. Police were called to the store in the 9000...