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  • 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,"...
  • Annapolis man sentenced on drug distribution charges

    Annapolis man sentenced on drug distribution charges
    An Annapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison following a plea agreement on drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Shawn Anthony Pollard,...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay

    In Maryland jails, release often comes down to who can pay
    In a shoebox of a courtroom at Baltimore's central booking facility on a recent day, Judge Nicole Pastore Klein worked swiftly to determine the price of freedom for men and women accused of crimes. Attempting to disarm a police officer: $150,000....
  • 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....
  • Masked men rob Elkridge business at gunpoint [Crime log]

    Masked men rob Elkridge business at gunpoint [Crime log]
    The following is compiled from police reports. The Howard County Times includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Elkridge/Jessup Old Waterloo Road, 6400 block, 2:51 a.m. Jan. 21. Employees...
  • Alleged Glen Burnie bomb-maker indicted on more charges

    Alleged Glen Burnie bomb-maker indicted on more charges
    A Glen Burnie man accused of endangering his neighbors by building bombs in his home was indicted Friday by an Anne Arundel County grand jury on additional criminal charges. Todd Dwight Wheeler, 28, faces a list of charges including nine counts of...
  • Four charged in drug-related fatal shooting of Laurel man

    Four charged in drug-related fatal shooting of Laurel man
    Four Howard County-area residents have been charged in the fatal shooting of a Laurel man last week in what Howard County police believe was a drug robbery gone wrong, police said Tuesday. Facing charges are: Desmick Jermario Lewis, 22, of the 7000...
  • Motive in apparent murder-suicide in Glen Burnie remains unclear

    Motive in apparent murder-suicide in Glen Burnie remains unclear
    Anne Arundel County police say they are still trying to determine why a Glen Burnie man killed a roommate and himself Monday night. Late Tuesday, police identified the shooter in the incident as Michael Allen Nelson, 51, and the victim as Thomas Alan...
  • 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...