One year after 16-year-old Jaelynn Willey was fatally shot at Great Mills High School in St. Mary’s County, school leaders are taking steps to provide for the mental and emotional health of their students.
In the last four months, the state police have appealed nearly two dozen decisions by the Handgun Permit Review Board, a panel that has attracted scrutiny from Democratic lawmakers for its tendency to issue handgun permits contrary to state police recommendations.
A former Maryland police chief has pleaded guilty to the illegal transfer and possession of two machine guns.
Dakota Theriot, 21, told authorities he used a gun he stole from his father. While Theriot is cooperating, police still haven’t determined exactly why the killings happened.
Citing a number of recent massacres involving religious institutions around the country, the Virginia Senate passed a bill Thursday that would allow people to carry guns into churches.
The Supreme Court is taking up its first gun rights case in nine years, a challenge to New York City’s prohibition on carrying a licensed, locked and unloaded handgun outside the city limits.
City officials say more gun violence has contributed to the rising number of murders, and D.C. saw one of the biggest increases in fatal shootings nationwide while most other major cities reported overall decreases.
The full city council is set to vote on a legislative package this week that includes a number of gun regulations, including a measure that would allow police to immediately seize firearms from someone who poses an immediate danger.
In an effort to reduce gun violence, Baltimore leaders have announced a gun buyback program.
After at least eight incidents of gunfire hitting homes since May, the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors is considering ways to lower the risk — but lawmakers have different views on how to accomplish the goal.
The D.C. Council Judiciary and Public Safety Committee has voted unanimously to join Maryland and a dozen other states with “red flag” laws — laws intended to temporarily remove guns from the hands of individuals who may be in crisis.
Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities say.
A review of gun legislation passed across the country this year finds that states mostly reverted to predictable and partisan form, even after the Las Vegas strip massacre and the Florida high school shooting. Florida was an outlier, with a Republican governor and Republican Legislature agreeing to a wide-ranging package of gun control measures.
As Hurricane Florence clobbers the Carolinas, millions of residents have evacuated, leaving thousands of homes and businesses empty, including an especially attractive target for looters: gun stores.
Police in Maryland asked ATF to trace more than 8,600 firearms last year. Agents were able to determine where nearly 5,900 of the firearms were sold.
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