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  • County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost

    County police move to keep their old guns off the street – but at a cost
    As Baltimore County police replace nearly 2,000 service weapons, they won't allow the old ones to be sold in gun shops — a decision that will prevent firearms from entering the open market but could triple the agency's cost. Officials will instead...
  • Resigned to guns

    When President Obama addressed the families and colleagues of victims of the mass shooting at the U.S. Navy Yard in Washington last week, he lamented what he called a sense of "creeping resignation" among Americans toward the epidemic gun violence that...
  • Second Maryland gun-law challenge filed in as many days

    Second Maryland gun-law challenge filed in as many days
    Gun rights advocates filed a second lawsuit against Maryland's new gun law Friday, calling a requirement that buyers of handguns obtain a license an "unconstitutional de facto ban" on sales. The new suit escalates an assault on the law, which is...
  • Gun-rights advocates file second suit against law

    Gun-rights advocates file second suit against law
    Gun rights advocates filed a second lawsuit Friday against Maryland's strict new gun law, arguing that the state will not be able to implement new handgun requirements quickly enough to honor citizens's right to bear arms. The suit points to the current...
  • Why Marylanders support our new gun control laws

    Why Marylanders support our new gun control laws
    When the Maryland Firearm Safety Act goes into effect tomorrow, it will close a gaping hole in our gun violence prevention efforts by requiring firearm purchasers to provide their fingerprints to law enforcement. In the five other states where this policy...
  • Man shot to death near railroad tracks in Anne Arundel

    Man shot to death near railroad tracks in Anne Arundel
    A Baltimore man who was fatally shot near railroad tracks in Anne Arundel County Thursday night went to the location to buy a car he had seen advertised online, Anne Arundel County police said. The man, identified by police as Rene Filsfdelfo Leiva-...
  • Md. gun rights lawsuits are firing blanks

    Md. gun rights lawsuits are firing blanks
    Perhaps the ultimate tribute to the strong and well considered gun control measures that go into effect in Maryland tomorrow is the tepid challenge gun rights advocates have made to them. Months after announcing that they would not seek to petition the...
  • New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving

    New law cracks down on cellphone chatting while driving
    It won't matter if you're obeying every other traffic law: Starting Tuesday, if you're talking on a hand-held mobile phone while driving in Maryland, the police will have the right to pull you over and ticket you. The new law tightening the state's curb...
  • Suspected marijuana cookies in school leads to staffer's gun arrest

    Suspected marijuana cookies in school leads to staffer's gun arrest
    Police investigating a Baltimore schools staffer in connection with students who were sold cookies laced with marijuana arrested him after searching his home and finding a handgun, court records show. Clyde Tatum, 40, of the 2800 block of Lake Ave., is...
  • State lawyers urge court not to suspend gun law

    State lawyers urge court not to suspend gun law
    Attorneys for the state argued Monday that Maryland's sweeping new gun law should take effect Tuesday as planned, telling a federal court that the gun-rights advocates seeking to halt it should have lodged their objections months ago. Instead, the...
  • U.S. judge rejects requests to halt Maryland gun law

    U.S. judge rejects requests to halt Maryland gun law
    A federal judge rejected requests Tuesday to block Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to prevent enforcement of a new handgun licensing program. In denying a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake said the...
  • Long Reach Pizza robbed by gunman [Columbia Crime Log]

    Long Reach Pizza robbed by gunman [Columbia Crime Log]
    The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Cloudleap Court, 8700 block, 9:10 p.m. Sept. 24. Two masked men entered Long Reach Pizza....