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  • There's no unlimited right to bear arms

    There's no unlimited right to bear arms
    There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial. This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify...
  • Police arrest two Pasadena men in diesel fuel thefts

    Police arrest two Pasadena men in diesel fuel thefts
    Two Pasadena men were arrested for a string of diesel fuel thefts in Anne Arundel County, police said Friday. Robert Douglas Murphy, 49, and Daniel Guy Padgett, 34, were arrested Aug. 31, following an anonymous tip that led to a two-month investigation,...
  • Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers

    Activists, faith leaders rally for background checks on gun buyers
    A bus tour that began in Newtown, Conn., on the six-month anniversary of the school shooting there came to Baltimore on Saturday where a small group of ministers, legislators and activists gathered to call on Congress to pass legislation to reduce gun...
  • Chicago aldermen recommend repealing city gun registry

    Chicago aldermen recommend repealing city gun registry
    A decades-old requirement for Chicago gun owners to register their firearms will soon be off the books after a panel of aldermen on Monday recommended repealing it. If the full City Council agrees as expected on Wednesday, it will be the first time in...
  • Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge

    Man dead after barricade was at center of Md. handgun challenge
    The Baltimore County burglar who helped trigger an ongoing constitutional challenge to Maryland's handgun laws shot himself to death, police said, after he assaulted his estranged wife and beat his parents with a pipe. Police found Kris Lee Abbott dead...
  • Badly targeted gun gripes

    Badly targeted gun gripes
    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...
  • O'Malley pledges to end backlog of gun checks

    O'Malley pledges to end backlog of gun checks
    Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday that the state is mustering all necessary resources to complete tens of thousands of background checks for gun buyers by Oct. 1, when Maryland's new gun control law takes effect. The backlog of checks has put...
  • Missouri, a state of denial

    Missouri, a state of denial
    The notion that states can decide for themselves whether federal laws are unconstitutional — a doctrine known as nullification — is rejected even by many legal scholars who support states' rights. But this week it came within one vote of being...
  • Gun owners aren't paranoid, just realistic

     Gun owners aren't paranoid, just realistic
    In your editorial about state police efforts to speed approval of gun purchases, you say gun buyers are "driven in large part by the kind of paranoia that the National Rifle Association trades in — the ever-present fear that government will take...
  • Sen. Jacobs calls O'Malley gun plan 'unconscionable' [Letter]

    Dear Governor O'Malley: I am writing to share a portion of an e-mail that I received Friday, Sept. 6, stating that "the Governor and the Maryland State Police were going to be calling on five other state agencies to help do data entry to help clear up...
  • Sun offers only diatribe on gun background check dispute

     Sun offers only diatribe on gun background check dispute
    After reading "Badly targeted gun gripes," the editorial published in the Sept. 10 edition of The Baltimore Sun, any reasonably objective person would be left asking the following question: Is this an editorial from the editorial board of The Sun? It...