Johns Hopkins on Saturday announced a $4.5 billion fundraising goal — among the largest in the country — for the university and health system at a dinner attended by roughly 500 alumni, donors, staff and students.
National Rifle Association president David Keene said Wednesday the organization will pursue lawsuits in the two states where Democratic governors have presidential aspirations - though it may not challenge new state gun laws elsewhere.
Anyone seeking to purchase a gun – even those buying weapons at a show or through a private dealer— should be required to pass a background check through a national database, according to recommendations drafted by a panel of violence reduction experts convened by the Johns Hopkins University.
Gov. Martin O'Malley on Monday announced broad details of a plan to limit gun violence in Maryland, including a ban on the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity gun magazines like those used in the Newtown school shooting. He also proposed some of the nation's strictest gun licensing rules.
Gun policy experts will convene at Johns Hopkins University Monday to discuss how to keep weapons from those with serious mental illness, the legality and feasibility of strengthening gun laws and the success of gun control efforts in other countries.
Gov. Martin O'Malley is proposing gun control measures that would not only respond to the circumstances of the Newtown, Conn., school shooting but also help dry up the flow of illegal guns on the streets of Baltimore.
In an effort to establish a health-conscious, countywide health precedent, Howard County Executive Ken Ulman signed an executive order restricting county government departments from distributing beverages high in sugar on county-owned property or at county-sponsored events, programs or meetings.
By By Luke Lavoie and Kevin Rector and Baltimore Sun Media Group
The approval of Maryland's same-sex marriage law last week can be traced in part to the decision by pastors Donte Hickman and Delman Coates to lend their names, faces and reputations to a campaign on an issue that remains highly controversial in their community.