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Firearms

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  • Man captured in HdG after helicopter, K-9 search

    Havre de Grace Police arrested a 64-year-old man early Sunday morning who was allegedly carrying a handgun while intoxicated and walking through a residential area of the city. Gary Edmond Pritt was taken into custody at 2:11 a.m. after officers, with...
  • Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial

    Another convicted Harford murderer granted a new trial
    An Edgewood man, convicted in 1980 of the execution style murder of a shopkeeper during a robbery, has been granted a new trial under a controversial ruling that has vacated scores of old murder convictions around the state. Retired Harford Circuit...
  • 2 killed, student hurt in shooting near Salisbury University

    2 killed, student hurt in shooting near Salisbury University
    A Salisbury University student remains in critical condition after she was shot by her ex-boyfriend, who then fatally turned the gun on her friend and himself just off the Eastern Shore campus, police said. Officers were called Tuesday evening to the...
  • 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...
  • Police arrest two Pasadena men in diesel fuel thefts

    Police arrest two Pasadena men in diesel fuel thefts
    Two Pasadena men were arrested for a string of diesel fuel thefts in Anne Arundel County, police said Friday. Robert Douglas Murphy, 49, and Daniel Guy Padgett, 34, were arrested Aug. 31, following an anonymous tip that led to a two-month investigation,...
  • Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers

    Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers
    A bus tour that began in Newtown, Conn., on the six-month anniversary of the school shooting there came to Baltimore on Saturday where a small group of ministers, legislators and activists gathered to call on Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun...
  • 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,...
  • Badly targeted gun gripes

    Badly targeted gun gripes
    Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
  • 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...