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Gun Control

Politics behind Calvin Ball's legislative moves [Letter]

It is a sad day when partisan politics precedes thoughtful legislation. Why did Calvin Ball author his feckless Howard County gun ban bill now? He had eight years during Ken Ulman's reign when he could have proposed such a bill. Why now? For one reason, because Calvin is setting himself up for a 2018 run as the anti-gun anti-Kittleman candidate. He wanted Allan to veto the bill. However, Allan was too smart, he signed the bill — reluctantly — knowing the council has a veto proof Democrat majority. He took away the satisfaction the council would receive by overriding the county executive. Once again, Calvin Ball is playing partisan politics with little thought of the...