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  • Robbery sting nets alleged Black Guerilla Family members in West Baltimore

    Robbery sting nets alleged Black Guerilla Family members in West Baltimore
    In Baltimore, authorities are finding that if they can't solve a robbery, the next best thing may be to set one up.  Five men - at least three who police say are members of the Black Guerilla Family - were indicted last week in federal court on...
  • Can we finally close the gun show loophole?

    Can we finally close the gun show loophole?
    Whether it's the indelible horror of the massacre at Newtown, Conn., or the tone-deaf response of the National Rifle Association and its allies who have shown themselves so hysterical and paranoid on the subject of gun rights, the public's hunger for...
  • 'Celebratory gunfire' cases a challenge to prosecute

    'Celebratory gunfire' cases a challenge to prosecute
    The death of Aaliyah Boyer, a 10-year-old struck down in Cecil County, and the shooting of Laurie Eberhardt, a grandmother hit by gunfire in Florida, share the same perplexing challenge for prosecutors and investigators. Both were watching fireworks on...
  • Bloomberg lays out seven-point plan to reduce gun violence

    Bloomberg lays out seven-point plan to reduce gun violence
    Americans are 20 times more likely to be killed by guns than people living in other developed countries. Nine out of 10 children who die of gunshot wounds in wealthy nations lived in the United States. People under 40 are more likely to be killed by a...
  • Girl, 17, dies after one of 3 Balto. shootings Tuesday morning

    A violent start to the year continued with three people shot on Baltimore's west side Tuesday morning, including a 17-year-old girl who died after she and a man were shot in an alley. Though the city started the year with almost 11 days without a gun...
  • Hopkins gun panel calls for universal background checks

    Hopkins gun panel calls for universal background checks
    Anyone seeking to purchase a gun — even those buying weapons at a show or through a private dealer — should be required to pass a background check through a national database, according to recommendations drafted by a panel of violence...
  • Enough talk. Time to act.

    Enough talk. Time to act.
    President Barack Obama and the National Rifle Association do agree on something: No amount of legislation can prevent every evil act. In his remarks on gun violence Wednesday, Obama acknowledged what gun enthusiasts have been saying for decades:...
  • In gun control debate, no easy fixes to Baltimore street violence

    In gun control debate, no easy fixes to Baltimore street violence
    Maryland has some of the toughest gun laws in the country — and Baltimore's are even stricter — yet the city continues to struggle with rampant gun violence as thousands of criminals gain access to firearms. And for supporters and opponents...
  • Stocks down at gun shops

    Stocks down at gun shops
    With the nation locked in the politics of a gun control debate, local vendors say a nationwide rush by gun buyers has made it difficult to serve their customers. The tight nationwide supply has frustrated local gun dealers and their ability to satisfy...
  • America's Rifle: Rise Of The AR-15

    America's Rifle: Rise Of The AR-15
    When his son turned 14 a year ago, Jonathan Hardy bought the teen a gift that was both a coming-of-age badge and a hot item: an AR-15 rifle. To Hardy, the matte-black weapon is not a dangerous assault rifle. His son's model shoots the same small, low-...
  • 2/21/2013-Get Serious About Gun Control

    2/21/2013-Get Serious About Gun Control
    Here's an update on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. There isn't one. Well, there is one, but Congress has stripped it of a leader, cut down on the number of agents and choked its budget to the point where it's almost impossible to do its job....