WASHINGTON — After a shooting on live TV that killed WDBJ-TV reporter Alison Parker and cameraman Adam Ward, a renewed push is on for more gun restrictions in the commonwealth of Virginia. “Clearly, something went wrong here,”…
WASHINGTON — Leaders from D.C. and other big U.S. cities are dealing with a spike in violent crime this year, including gun crimes. And a retired military man who has been hailed as a hero,…
BEN NUCKOLS Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Residents of the nation’s capital will be able to get licenses to carry concealed handguns outside the home, but only after they provide a specific reason for needing…
BALTIMORE (AP) — Lawyers for the state of Maryland have asked a federal judge to dismiss a lawsuit against a gun-control law, but attorneys who filed it say parts of the law should be overturned.…
The petition drive to repeal Maryland\’s gun-control law has fallen short, according to a spokesman for the Maryland Secretary of State.
Weeks after Maryland lawmakers passed toughened gun-control measures, turn-in programs are being held in Montgomery County and statewide on Saturday to collected unwanted weapons and ammunition.
A dispute over gun control that threatened to weaken the Washington area Council of Governments has been defused.
The president of the National Rifle Association says his organization \”absolutely\” will go to court to fight gun control restrictions recently passed by the Maryland General Assembly.
By BRIAN WITTE Associated Press ANNAPOLIS, Md. – The Maryland House of Delegates has approved a gun-control measure proposed by Democratic Gov. Martin O’Malley. The House voted 78-61 Wednesday for the bill. It has a…
The largest advocacy group in the U.S. for people
with mental illness has some serious
concerns about the direction of proposed gun
control bills in Maryland.
A gun-control measure in Maryland is drawing
large crowds of supporters and opponents.
If the legislation passes, Maryland\’s gun laws
will be some of the strictest in the nation. The
legislation bans ban assault rifles, decrease
the maximum capacity of ammunition magazines
from 20 to 10, update handgun licensing
requirements to include digital fingerprinting,
improve school security and restrict the ability
of people who have been involuntarily committed
to psychiatric facilities from purchasing guns.
Gun control and mental health aren\’t the only
issues when it comes to curbing mass shootings.
The three bills that appear headed for passage
were all recommended by a special task force set
up by Gov. Bob McDonnell after the Newtown mass
Celebrities from the entertainment world,
survivors of gun violence and family members of
victims gathered on Capitol Hill to rally support
for a ban on assault weapons and universal
background checks on gun buyers.