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  • 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...
  • Oakland, reeling from gun violence, aims for unprecedented solution

    OAKLAND — As a City Council member here, Libby Schaaf is notified each time someone is shot. That, it turns out, occurs several times each day. It is a relentless reminder of Oakland's sweeping public safety crisis: So far this year there have...
  • Orlando-area mom overcomes fear of guns

    Orlando-area mom overcomes fear of guns
    I stood in front of the firing-range target, holding a black 9mm Glock with trembling hands. I couldn't load the bullets or place the magazine in the semi-automatic pistol without my husband's help. I thought if I dropped just one bullet, it would...
  • Man charged in Wicker Park homicide held on $1M bail

    Man charged in Wicker Park homicide held on $1M bail
    A Logan Square man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday after being charged with shooting a man in the head during a quarrel early Saturday in Wicker Park. Manuel Gonzalez, 29, of the 2600 block of North Sacramento Avenue, faces a first-...
  • Navy Yard shooter: 2 previous gun incidents, but never charged

    Navy Yard shooter: 2 previous gun incidents, but never charged
    Aaron Alexis, identified as the gunman in Monday’s deadly shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard, had fired a handgun in two previous incidents in Texas and Washington state in which no one was hurt, according to police records. When...
  • Washington gunman Aaron Alexis wanted to return to Navy

    Washington gunman Aaron Alexis wanted to return to Navy
    WASHINGTON -- The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday had been hoping to get back into the Navy but was "experiencing problems" with officials at the base and at his contracting firm, a federal official said. Aaron Alexis...
  • Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis had hallucinations, police report says

    Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis had hallucinations, police report says
    WASHINGTON — Just five weeks before he killed 12 people at the Navy Yard in Washington, Aaron Alexis told police in Newport, R.I., that he was hearing voices in his head, that he feared three people were going to harm him and that the voices...
  • Man allegedly threatened to fire AK-47 at schools and hospital

    Man allegedly threatened to fire AK-47 at schools and hospital
    A 26-year-old man arrested in connection with making telephone threats in the San Gabriel Valley threatened to shoot an AK-47 assault rifle at schools and a hospital, authorities said Tuesday night. Gerardo Cortez was taken into custody Tuesday...