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Firearms

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  • 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,"...
  • Boy, 12, opens fire at New Mexico school

    Boy, 12, opens fire at New Mexico school
    A 12-year-old boy armed with a shotgun opened fire at a middle school in New Mexico on Tuesday, seriously wounding two students before a staff member persuaded him to put down the firearm, authorities said. The shooting at Berrendo Middle School in...
  • Judge gives city six months to approve gun shop rules

    Judge gives city six months to approve gun shop rules
    A federal judge today granted the City of Chicago a six-month delay in allowing gun stores to open in the city so that Mayor Rahm Emanuel's administration can set up rules and regulations to restrict where the new firearms sellers can hang their shingles....
  • Tinley Park, Lincoln-Way police blotter: Jan. 14

    Tinley Park, Lincoln-Way police blotter: Jan. 14
    The following were taken from police reports: Tinley Park •A 30-year-old Momence-area man was charged with possession of a controlled substance after a small amount of suspected heroin was found in his pocket at a gas station at Harlem Avenue and...
  • Glendale police seek public's help in Subway restaurant robbery

    Glendale detectives are asking for the public’s help with details about a robbery on Friday at a Subway restaurant, which was held up at gunpoint. Four employees were inside the restaurant at 4:09 p.m. in the 1600 block of West Glenoaks Boulevard,...
  • Lauren Tannehill, wife of Dolphins quarterback, leaves rifle in rental car, deputies say

    Lauren Tannehill, wife of Dolphins quarterback, leaves rifle in rental car, deputies say
    A New York mom vacationing in South Florida was expecting a healthy dose of sun, surf and fun. Imagine her surprise when her daughter unzipped a bag in their rental Nissan Rogue and found a rifle — a big rifle. Looking just like the ones real...
  • 10 arrested in O.C. drug and firearms raid

    Ten people were taken into custody Tuesday in Orange County in a drug and firearms investigation dubbed "Operation Western Front."  The raid was part of a 16-month probe into gang activity and narcotics violations centered in Stanton, a small city in...
  • Annapolis man sentenced on drug distribution charges

    Annapolis man sentenced on drug distribution charges
    An Annapolis man was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in federal prison following a plea agreement on drug distribution charges, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office. U.S. District Judge Richard D. Bennett sentenced Shawn Anthony Pollard,...