At least 60 people came out to downtown Bel Air Saturday afternoon to take part in the Harford County Republican Central Committee's Second Amendment Rally, and meet many of the legislators who tried to defeat the state's new gun control laws.
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.
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.
Gun rights advocates on Tuesday unveiled a 225-page report paid for by the National Rifle Association that laid out a vision for arming teachers to prevent the kind of mass shootings that claimed 27 lives at a Connecticut elementary school last year.
The search warrant for the home of Adam Lanzo, who went on a murderous pre-Christmas rampage at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., mentioned some books, which could have been Adam's or his mother's.
Perry Hall High School student Robert W. Gladden Jr. pleaded guilty Tuesday to attempted murder in a shooting attack on a schoolmate last August, bringing an abrupt end to his trial in Baltimore County Circuit Court.
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
During a ceremony Friday at the White House, Janice Jackson of Northwest Baltimore was among a dozen Americans who received the award for civic service. The president also issued posthumous honors to the six Sandy Hook Elementary School educators who died in the Dec. 14 shooting.
Witnesses described Robert W. Gladden Jr. as having had a troubled childhood and difficulties at school, as the teen accused in the Perry Hall High School shooting sat for a hearing Wednesday to determine whether he will be tried as an adult or a juvenile.
Psychiatrists and other mental health advocates say they are uneasy with evolving gun control prescriptions being proposed at the state level, which they believe threaten to limit their ability to use their own discretion in deciding how to respond to patients' threats of violence.
The Anne Arundel County school board on Wednesday voted not to back Superintendent Kevin Maxwell's opposition to a House bill that would use video lottery proceeds for security and health services at schools, then the panel adopted a measure supporting the bill providing its revenue sources be expanded.