Maryland's gun control debate drew about 2,000 people to Annapolis Friday as the House of Delegates began considering a bill to ban assault weapons, limit magazines to 10 rounds and enact some of the nation's strictest licensing requirements.
Howard County Executive Ken Ulman Friday joined Gov. Martin O'Malley and Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown in Annapolis to support the Governor's proposed gun control legislation as it enters the House of Delegates after passing the Senate.
Sen. Brian Frosh, a soft-spoken Montgomery County Democrat, shepherded Gov. Martin O'Malley's top legislative priority through the Senate, leading the more than 12 hours of floor debate on the plan to strengthen Maryland's gun laws.
Over 2,000 people — 38 of them children — have been killed by guns in America since the massacre at Newtown two months ago. The U.S. firearm homicide rate is 20 times greater than other high-income countries. We have brought down the death toll from cars, toys and medications through careful study and thoughtful legislation — why can't we do this with guns?
A Laurel man who unsuccessfully attempted to carjack a North Laurel pastor at gunpoint, after police say the pastor grabbed his gun, pleaded guilty in Howard County Circuit Court on Tuesday, according to State's attorney spokesman Wayne Kirwan.
Key provisions of Gov. Martin O'Malley's sweeping gun-control plan face renewed battles in the Maryland Senate next week, while the House of Delegates launches hearings expected to be just as contentious as those that brought thousands of people to Annapolis this month.
The General Assembly took an important step toward repealing Maryland's death penalty Thursday night when the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee approved Gov. Martin O'Malley's bill to end capital punishment.
But manufacturing laws that places the 2nd Amendment into a box of useless, draconian gun control measures is a path that will backfire and cause a reaction that is both unwarranted and dangerous to our freedoms