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Firearms

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  • Victim assaulted in Columbia home by gunman [Crime Log]

    The following is compiled from police reports. The Columbia Flier includes descriptions of perpetrators only when the description makes identification possible. Jason Lane, 10500 block, 3:29 p.m. Dec. 31. Victim let acquaintance and unknown person...
  • Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales

    Chicago won't fight ruling allowing gun sales
    Mayor Rahm Emanuel all but acknowledged that people will be able to legally buy guns in Chicago later this year, announcing Thursday that he has chosen not to fight a federal court ruling that struck down the city's gun shop ban. Instead, City Hall will...
  • Man charged with murder in death of 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park

    Man charged with murder in death of 7-Eleven clerk in Highland Park
    Prosecutors have filed murder and other charges against a 19-year-old Compton man accused of killing a 7-Eleven convenience store clerk during a series of armed robberies while on probation for two prior convictions. Rasheen Childs has been charged with...
  • Blind man who shot drinking buddy granted immunity under 'stand your ground' law

    Blind man who shot drinking buddy granted immunity under 'stand your ground' law
    SANFORD — The murder trial of a blind man was cut short Friday after a judge granted a "stand your ground" motion for immunity and ruled the man acted in self-defense when he shot a drinking buddy in the chest with an assault rifle. Hours after...
  • Venezuelan bishop backs effort against guns as beauty queen is buried

    CARACAS, Venezuela -- On the day a Venezuelan actress and her ex-husband, both slain by gunmen, were laid to rest, the head of the country's Roman Catholic bishops said the church is ready to join the government in a campaign to persuade those with...
  • Permit to carry gun no license to shoot

    Permit to carry gun no license to shoot
    This spring, law-abiding residents of Illinois will be able to walk the streets with a loaded gun. But those who decide to carry concealed weapons will have to grapple with a tough question: When is it appropriate to pull the trigger? The answer,...
  • New debate rises over Maryland gun law

    New debate rises over Maryland gun law
    More than 200 guns were sold to people legally barred from owning them as a surge in firearms sales last year overwhelmed Maryland's background check system, according to state police. One gun was sold to a man later accused of using it in a...
  • Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist

    Helga L. Pennewell, educator and activist
    Helga "Lollo" Lieselotte Pennewell, who escaped Soviet-occupied East Germany with her family for Maryland's Eastern Shore, where she spent 52 years as an educator and nationally acclaimed activist, died last week. She was 84. Ms. Pennewell was born to...
  • Report: AK-47 inventor Kalashnikov was tormented over gun's toll

    Mikhail Kalashnikov denied throughout his long life that he bore any responsibility for the millions of deaths caused by his namesake invention, the 100 million-plus AK-47 assault rifles that have been the weapon of choice for guerrillas, terrorists and...
  • Panicking over Md.'s gun law [Editorial]

    Panicking over Md.'s gun law  [Editorial]
    It's unfortunate that hundreds of guns purchased in the weeks before Maryland's stricter firearms regulations went into effect last year ended up in the hands of people who should never have been allowed to own them. Most of the weapons have since been...
  • Maryland gun law improves safety

    Maryland gun law improves safety
    The recent article about the gun background check backlog points out that Maryland's new Firearms Safety Act which took effect on Oct. 1 will be one of the most effective laws in the nation to reduce gun violence ("New debate rises over Maryland gun law,"...