| Jan 23, 2014
| 4:13 PM
There is renewed conversation about whether schools should arm teachers and administrators or let them carry concealed weapons. A school shooting in New Mexico last week in which two students were injured was the 30th since the Newtown massacre on Dec....
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 PM
NEWTOWN — Confounded with grief in the aftermath of the Sandy Hook tragedy, Yolie Moreno sat in the cold outside the town's most popular diner off busy I-84 holding a sign she said bore an important message.
"I am love. I am Newtown. Just send...
| Oct 26, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Sometime before Dec. 14, 6-year-old Jesse Lewis wrote three words on a chalkboard in his family's Newtown kitchen.
"Norturing, helin, love."
Not long afterward, Jesse was one of 20 first-graders gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School. His...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 2:32 PM
The General Assembly begins its short session Wednesday. But even if the calendar squeeze and electoral politics get in the way, there is still important legislative work to do.
Sessions in even-numbered years are two months shorter than those in odd-...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 4:07 PM
The General Assembly should reject the recommendations adopted last week by the Task Force on Victim Privacy and the Public's Right to Know.
If the legislature adopts the recommendations of this panel, of which I was a member, it will make it easier for...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 9:00 PM
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President Barack Obama vowed to reduce gun violence in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech, but mentioned guns only once. “I have seen the courage of parents,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Turn on the news.
We've become far too used to that sentence. It usually means something horrible has happened. We heard it when O.J. Simpson was being chased by police cars. We heard it when planes flew into the World Trade Center.
We heard it Friday,...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 11:14 AM
Gun advocates have been crying for close to two years about how long it takes the Maryland State Police to conduct background checks for prospective gun buyers. The delays have lengthened with the passage earlier this year of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:27 AM
If there was any doubt about how cowed America is by the gun lobby, it was erased today by Howard Schultz, the president, chairman and CEO of Starbucks Coffee Company. After months of controversy over whether patrons should openly be allowed to carry...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Those who promote the right to carry around a handgun in public were no doubt disappointed by the U.S. Supreme Court's decision this week not to take up Maryland's handgun permit law. Certainly quite a few could be found sharing their rather disparaging...