Marylanders have been rushing to buy guns at the rate of 1,000 a day over the past two weeks, hastening the pace of an unprecedented surge in gun sales. More than 102,000 gun purchase applications have been submitted so far this year — twice the number for all of 2011, Maryland state police said Monday.
Maryland's gun laws are widely considered tougher than those of neighboring Virginia, but they would not have stopped the Navy Yard shooter from buying a shotgun and walking it out of a store the same day.
Speaking outside a steakhouse in Bethesda on Wednesday where he met with Maryland business owners, Texas Gov. Rick Perry dismissed criticism of his visit to a gun manufacturer days after a mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard.
Radio advertisements praising Maryland's new gun law will begin airing in the Baltimore area this week, advocates said, and two prominent area Democrats will lend their voices to supporting the campaign.
About 20 police officers from across the state have been enlisted to help the Maryland State Police complete tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers that have been languishing for several months.
Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that the state is mustering all necessary resources to complete the tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers by Oct. 1, when Maryland's new gun law takes effect.
A 43-year-old man was found dead in his home in Parkton on Monday night after allegedly assaulting three family members — including both of his parents with a metal pipe — and then barricading himself inside with a rifle, Baltimore County Police said.
The dean of Maryland's congressional delegation and a prominent voice in the liberal wing of the Democratic Party, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, said on Monday that she supports giving President Barack Obama authorization to strike Syria.
The nation has made progress toward the dream of racial equality envisioned by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., President Barack Obama told tens of thousands on the National Mall on Wednesday, but creating economic opportunity for millions of Americans remains "our great unfinished business."
Gov. Martin O'Malley used a brief speech as part of Wednesday's 50th anniversary of the March on Washington to tie the civil rights movement to a wide range of domestic policy issues, from gun control and immigration to education, gay marriage and the economy.
Frustrated by a lack of solutions from Annapolis and Washington D.C., longtime Harford County resident Mike Blizzard a Republican, has announced his candidacy for the Maryland House of Delegates seat in district 34A covering Harford County's Route 40 corridor.
Maryland gun dealers released more than two dozen firearms to people barred from owning guns because of their criminal records — a consequence of the state's inability to keep up with background checks, officials said Thursday.
State Sen. Brian E. Frosh, a veteran Montgomery County Democrat known for his work on gun laws and the environment, announced his candidacy for attorney general Tuesday, saying he wants to be "the people's lawyer."
A Laurel man was sentenced to 16 years in prison in Howard County Circuit Court this week in the attempted armed carjacking of a clergyman last summer, according to State's Attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
Lassiter Basket bought his .22-caliber handgun in 1963 and in recent years has fired it just twice a year — on New Year's Eve and the Fourth of July. Wary of the dangers of celebratory gunfire, he uses blanks and shoots in the privacy of his Forest Park row home.