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January 17, 2013
The only people who should have assault weapons should be the military. I feel that if legitimate people want to buy ammunition at a gun store or a department store, they should have to be finger printed and a undergo a back round check. After they pass, the government should give them an ID card. This way we could keep the ammunition out of the wrong hands. I am sure some people wont care for this law, but it just may save some lives. Gerald Yamin, Pikesville
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Thomas F. Schaller | May 14, 2013
Last month, I received emails from two people I know but who don't know each other: one a close friend and Second Amendment supporter, and the other a regular reader who sends me news items she believes the "liberal media" are willfully suppressing. Each sent me a story link about recent U.S. Department of Homeland Security purchases of huge stockpiles of ammunition, including hollow-point bullets. A Forbes.com column penned by Larry Bell, replete with conspiratorial overtones, suggested that the Obama administration is up-arming itself while trying to disarm the citizenry.
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July 14, 2011
Laurel police report felonies, arrests and property crimes. Prince George's County police report violent crimes and property crimes. Howard County police report major crimes, break-ins and car thefts. Laurel City Bryan Court , 100 block, July 8. Pioneer CD, radio player stolen from truck. Main Street , 300 block, July 7. Male broke window to occupied apartment in entry attempt. Resident moved blinds and man fled from roof. North Arbory Way , 7600 block, July 7. No signs of forced entry.
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By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | May 13, 2013
Annapolis Police collected 16 guns as part of a statewide gun turn-in day. The police accpeted six handguns, five rifles, four shotguns and one air rifle during Saturday's event. They also accepted 20 boxes of ammunition. The police said the most common reasons for guns and ammunition to be turned in were that they belonged to a deceased person and the person no longer wanted them in their home. The statewide gun turn-in was organized by the Office of the Attorney General.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
We are living in an historic era ("Re-elected," Nov. 7). We have read about the fall of other once great civilizations like the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians. Now, we actually get to live it. We will see America, a once great country, become a government-controlled, third world socialist state. No shots will be fired, no army will invade. It will all happen from within. Unemployment, health care costs, and entitlement living will all increase. Civil unrest, demonstrations, and riots will be widespread.
NEWS
January 20, 2013
A ban on any firearm or accessory represents an assault on the Second Amendment ("O'Malley to push stricter gun limits," Jan. 15). Any actions toward more gun control lead one to believe that these policies are not trying to curb gun violence, which has gone down 50 percent over the last 20 years, but rather are pushing an agenda to eliminate the Second Amendment. In Maryland, rifles were used to commit murder only two times in 2011. Compare that to 75 murders by knives. Any talk of banning assault weapons is unjustified.
NEWS
February 17, 2013
Letter writer Jonathan Reidy quoted my testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee out of context ("High-capacity magazines mean more stray bullets," Feb. 11). I would like to correct the record. I told the committee that magazine capacity was a matter of personal choice regarding my ability to protect myself and my family. We are currently limited to 20-round magazines in Maryland, yet only the law-abiding are likely to follow that restriction. After my testimony was complete, one of the senators asked me if I thought fully automatic weapons were OK on the street.
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By Ron Smith | July 21, 2011
Baltimore mayoral candidate Otis Rolley needed to get some attention and to boost his name recognition. That he has done, though most of the attention from his proposal to tax ammunition at a dollar a round in the city has been derisory. The Internet is abuzz with reaction to his suggested ammo tax, just one of 12 steps he promises to take as mayor to "make every neighborhood in Baltimore safer. " Calling himself "the man with a plan," the challenger to Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's attempt to win a term on her own after succeeding the ousted Sheila Dixon says he's not at all disturbed by the scorn stirred up by his tax idea.
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By Ryan Davis and Ryan Davis,SUN STAFF | July 14, 2004
Police seized more than 2 kilograms of cocaine, a handgun and ammunition yesterday from an Edmondson Village couple, both of whom have convictions on felony drug charges. During a routine scan last month of the ammunition sales log at Wal-Mart in Catonsville, detectives from the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area task force found that the woman had bought ammunition for a .45 caliber handgun and that she was a felon, said Baltimore Police Lt. John Hess. It is illegal for a convicted felon to possess guns or ammunition.
NEWS
January 25, 1995
Firearms, ammunition and a color television set were stolen Sunday from a Harmans home, county police said.Charles Merton Laios, 34, told Western District officers that the theft occurred between 1 p.m. and 8:43 p.m. The thieves broke a back basement window and pried out half of the window frame to get into the house, police said.The thieves took the television, a Colt .45 automatic and a 12-gauge Remington 1200 shotgun from the bedroom. Two loaded magazines for the handgun, 1 1/2 boxes of Colt .45 ammunition and eight boxes of shotgun shells also were taken.
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By James R. Maxeiner | April 28, 2013
Besides drinking beer, there are two other pastimes that Bavarians love: driving and sport-shooting, including hunting. Bavarians build BMW's "Ultimate Driving Machines. " Bavarians' national dress is hunter green. No one who visits Munich is likely to miss the German Hunting and Fishing Museum in the middle of the main shopping street. When in Munich, I saw the world's best-known opera devoted to shooting and hunting, Carl Maria von Weber's " Der Freischütz " ("The Marksman"), with its unforgettable Hunters' Chorus singing, "What on earth can equal the pleasure of hunting?"
NEWS
February 17, 2013
Letter writer Jonathan Reidy quoted my testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee out of context ("High-capacity magazines mean more stray bullets," Feb. 11). I would like to correct the record. I told the committee that magazine capacity was a matter of personal choice regarding my ability to protect myself and my family. We are currently limited to 20-round magazines in Maryland, yet only the law-abiding are likely to follow that restriction. After my testimony was complete, one of the senators asked me if I thought fully automatic weapons were OK on the street.
NEWS
January 20, 2013
A ban on any firearm or accessory represents an assault on the Second Amendment ("O'Malley to push stricter gun limits," Jan. 15). Any actions toward more gun control lead one to believe that these policies are not trying to curb gun violence, which has gone down 50 percent over the last 20 years, but rather are pushing an agenda to eliminate the Second Amendment. In Maryland, rifles were used to commit murder only two times in 2011. Compare that to 75 murders by knives. Any talk of banning assault weapons is unjustified.
NEWS
January 17, 2013
The only people who should have assault weapons should be the military. I feel that if legitimate people want to buy ammunition at a gun store or a department store, they should have to be finger printed and a undergo a back round check. After they pass, the government should give them an ID card. This way we could keep the ammunition out of the wrong hands. I am sure some people wont care for this law, but it just may save some lives. Gerald Yamin, Pikesville
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By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | December 17, 2012
Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and Police Chief Jim Johnson on Monday called on state and federal lawmakers to strengthen laws on background checks for gun buyers and stop the sale of assault weapons and high-capacity magazines in the wake of the Connecticut school mass shooting that left 28 dead. "This is not the time to be timid," Kamenetz said at a news conference, reading from an open letter he wrote to Maryland's state and federal elected officials. "We cannot sit by and do nothing.
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Susan Reimer | December 17, 2012
I have no expectation that the tragedy of Sandy Hook Elementary School will move this nation and its leaders toward any kind of meaningful gun control. I understand why, and I empathize. Those who believe in the sanctity of the Second Amendment will again feel under siege in the days ahead, and they will instinctively close ranks against the angry and often uninformed rancor that will be unleashed against them. And they will hold firm against the smallest contraction of their right to buy and use guns of any kind and ammunition in any volume.
NEWS
January 19, 2007
Stanley Plummer Earp, a retired Aberdeen Proving Ground ammunition expert, died of pneumonia Jan. 11 at Greater Baltimore Medical Center. The longtime Towson resident was 84. Mr. Earp was born in Baltimore and raised on Dixie Drive in Towson. He was a 1941 graduate of Towson High School and joined the Navy in 1943. He served in the Pacific theater as a gunner on a PBY Catalina flying boat. After the war, he briefly attended the College of Wooster in Ohio, then went to sea after joining the U.S. merchant marine.
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By Laura Lippman and Laura Lippman,Annapolis Bureau | March 11, 1992
An article in The Sun yesterday incorrectly reported Sen. Janice Piccinini's vote on a 1991 bill requiring gun owners to secure their weapons so that children can't use them. Senator Piccinini voted for the bill.ANNAPOLIS -- Imagine turning your shotgun into a three-second flamethrower that can spew a 4,000-degree fireball to 300 feet.Heck, why just imagine?For $16.95 per three-round pack, anyone can purchase Dragon's Breath -- a registered trademark -- from the South Carolina-based Blammo Ammo Co.If you're worried about damage from the 12-gauge ammunition, an advertisement for it in Shotgun News last year claims it "blows a load of exotic, fast-burning, high temperature metals.
NEWS
November 9, 2012
We are living in an historic era ("Re-elected," Nov. 7). We have read about the fall of other once great civilizations like the Romans, Greeks, and Egyptians. Now, we actually get to live it. We will see America, a once great country, become a government-controlled, third world socialist state. No shots will be fired, no army will invade. It will all happen from within. Unemployment, health care costs, and entitlement living will all increase. Civil unrest, demonstrations, and riots will be widespread.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | September 26, 2012
Baltimore police have charged three people - a Pikesville woman and two men already in federal custody - with the 2009 homicide of a man who was kidnapped and held for ransom, and later found dead in the Patapsco River. Among those charged is Darryl Nichols, 37, who has been tied to the case since the first day Eric Pendergrass went missing and was convicted on ammunition charges related to search warrants executed during the investigation. Pendergrass had been abducted Feb. 1, 2009, and called his girlfriend and said she needed to retrieve a bundle of money from a closet in her home and give it to a courier named “Darlene.” The girlfriend delivered the money to Pendergrass' mother's home in Northwest Baltimore, where a woman who identified herself as “Darlene” took the money and climbed into a silver-colored Cadillac STS. Witnesses recorded the license plate number, and police discovered that the vehicle was registered to Nichols.
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