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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | February 12, 1992
Hampstead resident C.D. "Hap" Baker wears his disdain for gun-control legislation on his sleeve . . . and his coat . . . and his hat.Baker, legislative liaison for the Carroll County Sportsmen's Association, is a walking advertisement against attempts to regulate firearms.On a recent trip here to gather bills, the 66-year-old avid outdoorsman's ensemble included a National Rifle Association cap proclaiming "Self Defense -- It's My Right"; a button advocating "Crime Control Not Gun Control"; and a department store-style nameplate advising "Criminals Won't Wait 7 Days.
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March 5, 2013
Reporters Erin Cox and Michael Dresser should be ashamed regarding the manner in which they recorded the recent hearing on gun legislation in Annapolis ("Gun control draws more than 2,000 to Annapolis," March 2). The article does not represent the truth. Hundreds came out to support the governor's bill while over 1,000 came out against it. The "1,300" number they cite was the number of Marylanders who signed up to testify against the bill. They failed to mention another number in the article - 32 - which is how many people signed up to testify for the governor's bill.
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By Joel Obermayer and Joel Obermayer,Sun Staff Writer | September 27, 1994
James and Sarah Brady came to Baltimore yesterday to back anti-gun candidates in the Maryland election campaign. Mr. Brady, the former White House press secretary, and his wife endorsed Democratic gubernatorial candidate Parris N. Glendening and Attorney General J. Joseph Curran Jr. Mr. Brady was disabled after being shot in the head during a 1981 assassination attempt on President Ronald Reagan. His wife is chairwoman of the national advocacy group Handgun Control Inc."I urge the citizens of Maryland to vote for those candidates who will work for public safety," said Mr. Brady, flanked by candidates who support curbs on guns.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | February 20, 2013
University of Maryland, College Park president Wallace Loh has endorsed state legislative efforts to limit gun ownership, following an apparent murder-suicide this month involving students at the school. Loh, in a column to be published in the campus newspaper, The Diamondback, on Thursday, wrote that making the campus and surrounding areas safer had long been a priority for him. Yet it was the recent shooting - police say a graduate student living off-campus killed his roommate and wounded another roommate before killing himself - that spurred Loh's public endorsement of Gov. Martin O'Malley's gun control legislative package.
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By Tom Bowman and Tom Bowman,Washington Bureau of The Sun | December 8, 1990
WASHINGTON -- Three days after his son was cut down by bullets at a Prince George's County mall, James Bias joined with the Rev. Jesse L. Jackson yesterday in announcing a national effort to curb guns and violence, saying, "This is the time to act.""This is my son this time; it could be yours next time," said James Bias, whose 20-year-old son, James "Jay" Bias, was shot dead with a semiautomatic pistol Tuesday following an argument outside Prince George's Plaza in Landover. "Everybody has no right to have a gun."
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By James M. Coram and James M. Coram,Sun Staff Writer | March 7, 1994
The County Council is expected to vote unanimously tonight to extend the franchise agreement with Howard County Television Associates Inc. for 15 years.The cable company, now owned by Comcast Corp., has been serving eastern Howard County under various owners since 1974. The franchise agreement was last renewed in 1986.Renewal does not mean renegotiation. Council members were told in a work session last week that their only function is to approve or reject the franchise agreement and set a time for the next renewal.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 16, 1999
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton joined about 90 high school students from Denver yesterday in urging Congress to pass gun-control legislation that faces obstacles on Capitol Hill."
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By John B. O'Donnell and John B. O'Donnell,Washington Bureau | October 1, 1993
WASHINGTON -- The National Rifle Association endorsed Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett's Democratic opponent last year. Since then, the conservative freshman Republican from Western Maryland has been working hard to make sure that doesn't happen again.He took the latest step yesterday, staging a news conference outside a House committee room to complain that he had been denied permission to testify against gun-control legislation at a hearing about to take place inside the room.Mr. Bartlett has introduced two pieces of legislation that he says are designed to protect the constitutional rights of gun owners.
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By ROGER SIMON | January 4, 1995
In the column-writing business you can always make one phone call too many. Yesterday, mine was to Parris Glendening.I had already written my Wednesday column. This was the lead paragraph: "When Parris Glendening stands to take his oath of office on Jan. 18, they are going to have to prop him up. That is because the man has no spine."I argued that Glendening's abandonment of comprehensive gun control legislation this year came out of sheer political cowardice."Glendening is moving to the middle of the road," I wrote.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
State Senate candidate Edward J. Kasemeyer, joined by the parents of a college student who was shot to death at a Severna Park doughnut shop last August, said yesterday that society is "indirectly encouraging violence by the lack of control and regulation of handguns."Mr. Kasemeyer sought to distinguish himself from other candidates in newly redrawn District 12 -- which stretches from largely liberal Columbia to more conservative southwestern Baltimore County -- by announcing his support for comprehensive gun-control legislation at a news conference at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia.
NEWS
January 15, 2013
If ever there were an issue that both defines and energizes the political left versus right, gun control would have to be in the top three. As a result of the tragic shootings in Newtown, Conn., the Obama administration and state legislatures all over the country are crafting new legislation to at least make it look like something is being done about the use of guns in the commission of crimes. I guess in a representative democracy like ours this is to be expected. This is a very human, albeit emotional reaction to a terrible event.
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By Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | January 9, 2013
Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that Maryland will ban assault weapons during the General Assembly session that began Wednesday. "Their sole purpose is not for sport; it is to kill human beings - as quickly and as many as possible, as effectively as possible," O'Malley said, referring to guns like the semiautomatic Bushmaster rifle used last month in the shooting deaths of 20 Connecticut children. "I believe that we will, in fact, pass legislation that … restores the assault weapons ban," O'Malley said.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | July 16, 1999
WASHINGTON -- President Clinton joined about 90 high school students from Denver yesterday in urging Congress to pass gun-control legislation that faces obstacles on Capitol Hill."
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | June 17, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Getting off to an inauspicious start, House Republicans lost a bid yesterday to deny youths access to explicit sexual and violent materials as 40 percent of the GOP members rejected a key plank of the party's assault on juvenile crime. New curbs on the entertainment and publishing industries were to be part of a larger package that includes stiffer penalties for juveniles who commit serious crimes and $1.5 billion in grant money to help states pay for juvenile crime prevention programs.
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By Karen Hosler and Karen Hosler,SUN NATIONAL STAFF | May 19, 1999
WASHINGTON -- Prospects for gun-control legislation gained momentum yesterday as the top two House Republicans expressed support for including gun restrictions in a juvenile crime bill, and the Senate voted to require safety devices on new handguns.With many Americans more focused on gun control since the Colorado school massacre, the backing of House Speaker Dennis Hastert and Majority Leader Dick Armey suggested for the first time that such legislation could win approval, not only in the Senate but also in the House.
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By Donna R. Engle and Donna R. Engle,SUN STAFF | July 27, 1997
Clair D. "Hap" Baker, who devoted the last nine years of his life to lobbying against gun-control laws, died of a stroke and lung cancer Thursday at Gettysburg Lutheran Retirement Village in Gettysburg, Pa. The Hampstead resident was 71.Mr. Baker stepped down a week ago as president of the Carroll County Sportsmen's Association. A member of the National Rifle Association and an NRA hunter education instructor, he became a familiar figure in Annapolis speaking out against gun laws."He spoke the truth, he spoke what was on his mind and he spoke for the people," said his daughter Donna Schwenk of Rockport, Mass.
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By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Sun Staff Writer | August 2, 1994
State Senate candidate Edward J. Kasemeyer, joined by the parents of a college student who was shot to death at a Severna Park doughnut shop last August, said yesterday that society is "indirectly encouraging violence by the lack of control and regulation of handguns."Mr. Kasemeyer sought to distinguish himself from other candidates in newly redrawn District 12 -- which stretches from largely liberal Columbia to more conservative, southwestern Baltimore County -- by announcing his support for pTC comprehensive gun-control legislation at a news conference at the Wilde Lake Interfaith Center in Columbia.
BUSINESS
By Michael Dresser and Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1996
Gridlock in Washington over a landmark telecommunications reform bill has legislative traffic backed up all the way to Annapolis.As a result, Bell Atlantic Corp.'s fondest wish for the current General Assembly session will apparently turn out to be in vain.Backed by other telecommunications companies, Bell Atlantic is seeking an overhaul of the way the state taxes telephone companies. As utilities, telephone companies are subject to taxation at a higher level than other businesses, and Bell Atlantic wants to change that.
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By Melody Simmons and Melody Simmons,Sun Staff Writer | August 12, 1995
State Sen. John A. Pica Jr. said yesterday that Baltimore needs tougher controls over guns to stem violent crime and plans to introduce gun control legislation in the General Assembly early next year that targets the city.Mr. Pica's proposal responds to a rash of crimes in Baltimore in which 33 people have been shot -- 13 fatally -- since Aug. 1. His proposals echoed a call Thursday by Mayor Kurt L. Schmoke for greater local control in regulating handguns."I think the city is now afraid of its own shadow," Mr. Pica said.
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