A bill aimed at preventing guns from being sold to people legally barred from owning them drew fire Tuesday night in Annapolis, as gun rights advocates charged the measure would simply let state authorities drag out sales now delayed for months because of a large backlog in Maryland State Police background checks.
The problems plaguing the Maryland Health Benefit Exchange have exposed the cheap facade of Mr. O'Malley's presidential pitch: that he is the "data driven," "results oriented" leader who gets things done. In a 2013 Politico article titled "Martin O'Malley wants to be Mr. Fix It," O'Malley said, "we're not arguing for bigger government. We're arguing for more effective government, and also smarter investments."
After the success of last year's fundraiser in memory of her daughter, Josephine "Joey" Gay, who died in the Sandy Hook Elementary School shootings, Michele Gay wants to continue the momentum with a second fundraiser to fuel Safe and Sound, which she formed with other Newton moms. Gay met with Vice President Joe Biden and the Connecticut Sen. Richard Blumenthal to garner support for the initiati
Despite his purported "tough on crime" reputation, Gov. Martin O'Malley has presided over the most profound rollback of Maryland law dealing with our state's most violent criminals. After years of effort, Governor O'Malley prevailed in his efforts to eliminate the state's death penalty, after imposing a de facto moratorium through administrative inaction.
Putting aside that most gun owners support sensible gun laws like universal background checks, not even Ugo Beretta could believe that Maryland's laws are about harassment. If he did, his forefathers would have moved a long time ago — out of Italy.
If a shooter is inside Harford Mall, or in and around any other public gathering place in the Bel Air, the heads of two police agencies whose offices sit two blocks from each other say they would know how to respond quickly and cooperatively.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley marks his return to the Sunday political show circuit this week just as his longtime sparring partner and potential 2016 rival, Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, is battling the biggest scandal of his administration.
Lawmakers arrive back in Annapolis this session to a major piece of unfinished business: passing a dog bite liability bill to address the unintended consequences of the Maryland Court of Appeals' ruling in which pit bull-type dogs were deemed inherently dangerous. The Maryland General Assembly, which last year failed to pass compromise legislation to address the issue, will have another chance to bring certainty and protection to dog bite victims and dog owners.