Vice President Joe Biden, speaking at an event Tuesday in Baltimore, said he was unsure whether there is enough support in the Senate for what would be the biggest change to federal gun laws in decades.
The Supreme Court left in doubt Monday whether gun owners have a Second-Amendment right to carry a firearm in public, declining to hear a case about concealed-carry laws that is similar to a Maryland suit that still has life in federal courts.
Rebel Wilson confusses and titillates at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards while tax-paying procrastinators struggled to submit their returns on a temporarily floundering TurboTax online. In gun control news, a sadly ironic turn of events took place at the first 500 Sprint Cup race sponsored by the NRA as a NASCAR fan shot himself in the head after an apparent argument with a fellow racing fan.
This year's Maryland General Assembly session has led me to conclude the people who control our state government truly are out of touch with folks like me and, I suspect, many of you reading this column. (As if most of you hadn't decided this long ago, right?)
Reaping the first fruit of his most successful legislative session so far, Gov. Martin O'Malley on Tuesday signed his long-sought bill to promote development of an offshore wind industry near Ocean City, among several other measures he hailed as job creators.
Police could pull you over for talking on a hand-held phone while driving. Some patients could legally use marijuana. And veterans would get a new assist in getting jobs under legislation approved by the Maryland General Assembly on its final day.
Bills that could affect every dog owner and every driver who talks on a cell phone still await approval on the Maryland General Assembly's final day Monday. Also pending is legislation that would craft tighter rules on speed cameras, legalize the use of marijuana for medical purposes and put new restrictions on government speed camera programs.
Maryland legislators will begin the session's final day Monday having already passed an array of landmark legislation — repealing the state's death penalty, adopting one of the nation's toughest gun laws, raising the gas tax for the first time in two decades and signing off on a $1 billion plan to rebuild Baltimore's crumbling schools. In the process, the General Assembly gave Gov. Martin O'Malley virtually everything he sought.
The House of Delegates passed the most significant change to Maryland's gun laws in nearly two decades Wednesday, approving a bill that would ban the sale of assault weapons, set a 10-bullet limit on magazines and require fingerprints and a license to buy a handgun. While delegates made changes to the Senate's bill, gun-control supporters say they expect the two chambers to resolve the differences and send the legislation to Gov. Martin O'Malley for his signature.