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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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NEWS
March 21, 2013
Democrats apparently know no bounds in their quest for gun control. The Second Amendment and the right to own guns and firearms by law abiding American citizens must not be overthrown or defeated by the current Obama administration. President Barack Obama and his conspiring drive-by news media have ruthlessly attacked and smeared the tea party, conservatives and talk show hosts such as Rush Limbaugh, Mike Savage, Glenn Beck and other voices of freedom and truth. Now, Mr. Obama will stop at nothing to attack the Constitution and anything or anyone that stands in his way. There is no excuse or explanation for such uncalled for and savage hate speech being leveled against gun owners and red-blooded Americans.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | October 25, 2013
A veteran Baltimore County police officer has been charged with failing to secure a firearm after his 11-year-old son handled his service weapon, firing it into a bedroom door, according to the department. Officer Timothy Kennedy's son grabbed his father's gun he had left on an armoire in his bedroom and discharged the gun into a bedroom door on Oct.11, police said. No one was injured, but Kennedy's wife reported the incident to the department the next day, prompting an investigation.
NEWS
March 6, 1991
Two administration-backed gun control measures passed their first major hurdle in the General Assembly last week when the House Judiciary Committee approved them for a vote by the full House of Delegates. One bill would ban 38 types of military assault-style weapons from being sold in Maryland; the other would require gun owners to keep their firearms under lock and key to secure them from minor children.Support for both measures is strong in the House, despite the arguments of gun owners' groups that assault weapons so far have constituted a relatively small fraction of the guns used in crimes.
NEWS
June 8, 2013
The latest protest from some of Maryland's counties refusing to honor the new gun law is very revealing ("Sheriff won't enforce gun law," June 6). There was a day when we shot rabbits, squirrels and deer because they were in the actual food chain. They were the meal on the table. Not so today. Expert opinions have shown that even professional gun handler, have emotional problems when they have to draw their weapons in a crisis. So the claim for self-defense is at best, a daydream.
TOPIC
By Chris Mondics | November 5, 2000
WASHINGTON -- When hundreds of thousands of women rallied in May in Washington demanding tougher gun laws as part of the Million Mom March, many Democrats took it as an article of faith that growing national concern over gun violence would boost Al Gore in the race for the White House. After all, Gore had made tough new gun laws, including licensing new handgun owners, a central theme of his winning primary campaign against Bill Bradley, while George W. Bush had worked to relax gun laws in Texas.
NEWS
By Lori K. Brown | September 19, 2012
If you have been reading the Sun lately, you might think that September is National School Safety Month. "Reviewing safety plans in schools" was a recent front page headline, and a half-dozen similarly titled articles have filled the paper recently. Has there been an outbreak of running with scissors? Have students been forgetting safety goggles in wood shop? Is there an outbreak of bad crosswalk etiquette? Sadly, these stories aren't really about school safety, but instead address the troublingly difficult effort to keep guns out of the area's public schools in the aftermath of the two most recent school gun incidents.
NEWS
By MICHAEL OLESKER | September 24, 1991
A Mr. Larry Pratt writes to the editor of this newspaper with a gun at my head.Figuratively speaking, of course.Mr. Pratt asserts that he and I disagree over the killing of Charles "Eddie" Scheuerman, the Belair Road gun shop owner who was shot to death while surrounded by weapons of his own which he could not reach.Mr. Pratt declares himself sensitive and saddened by the shooting. For public consumption, he declares me full of delight over it.On this, he is revoltingly wrong and knows it.Mr.
NEWS
By Thomas W. Waldron and Thomas W. Waldron,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 13, 1995
WASHINGTON -- Vowing to protect the rights of gun owners, Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett has launched a full-scale attack on state and local gun-control laws with a little-noticed piece of legislation.The measure would enshrine in federal law the right of Americans to use firearms to defend their families and homes.Such a law would give gun owners a new, potentially powerful legal tool when they challenge state or local laws that violate that right "in any manner."Mr. Bartlett, a Republican from Frederick, said he fears that the rights of gun owners are being destroyed by a flood of local gun-control laws that he asserts have failed to slow crime.
NEWS
By WILEY A. HALL | February 10, 1994
The television commercial depicts a plainclothes investigator with the Motor Vehicle Administration -- a secret agent, if you will -- sneaking up to a parked car in order to remove its tags. "Don't let this happen to you!" intones an announcer in a doomsday voice. The commercial is for an area automobile insurance company, warning us of what can happen to motorists who drive uninsured."You guys don't really do stuff like that, do you?" I ask a spokesman for the state Motor Vehicle Administration.
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