April 4, 2013
I am a hardworking, tax-paying, upstanding resident of Cecil County with grave concerns about the direction of our great state. The anti-gun legislation currently making its way through our state government is truly scary ("Md. gun laws set sights on the long term," April 2). Not only is it an extreme overreach of state authority and a violation of our constitutional rights as American citizens, it flies in the face of what was intended by the founders of our great nation. The tragedy of all this is the fact that no life will be saved by this legislation (statistics will and have proven this)
March 28, 2001
I've faced tough tests in discharging my journalistic duties, and truth be told, I've withstood them all. Fearless is not too strong a word to characterize my efforts on behalf of you, the noble reader. Why, just the other day, I found myself staring down the barrel of a gun. Sure, at the time, I was sitting on a couch watching TV. Yes, no actual threat ever emerged to me, personally, um, ever. But it's a breathtaking tale nonetheless, one defined by tragedy off camera and melodrama on it: In the early morning hours on March 19, according to police, two brothers shot three men who broke into their twice-burglarized concrete plant in Reisterstown.
April 9, 2013
National Rifle Association President David Keene said Tuesday that the organization intends to challenge the constitutionality of Maryland's newly passed gun law, as a conservative group readied plans to try to overturn the law through voter referendum. Keene said during a radio interview the group will “absolutely” go to the courts. “We are already in court in New York and we will be in court and aiding those in Maryland - and I am myself a Maryland resident - who want to challenge the constitutionality of this and other provisions here in Maryland,” Keene said to the Washington, D.C., station WTOP.
February 7, 2013
Everyone who drives is required to have a driver's license, so why shouldn't a similar law apply to those who sell guns ("A voice of reason," Feb. 4)? Can you imagine what the roads would be like if only 60 percent of drivers were licensed? That is what is now happening with guns - and these horrible gun disasters are the consequence. Anne Hackney, Parkton Text NEWS to 70701 to get Baltimore Sun local news text alerts
February 18, 2013
I seldom feel compelled to write a letter to the editor, but Dan Rodricks column on gun control was spot on ("A move toward reason on gun control?" Feb. 14). I am a registered nurse practitioner, and for the past 10 years or so, in New Hampshire and Maryland, I have been required to have digital fingerprinting and national background checks done before I could renew my nursing license. I am also required to maintain current medical knowledge through continuing education - at my own expense, generally.
March 4, 2013
A second-grade student at an Anne Arundel County elementary school was suspended for two days Friday after school officials said he chewed a breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, an incident that has drawn widespread national media attention. The school, Park Elementary in Brooklyn Park, sent a letter home to parents regarding the incident. The child's father, William "B.J. " Welch, alerted local media to the incident, and Welch and his son Josh, 7, soon found themselves on CNN and Fox News, while conservative bloggers across the country opined on the matter.