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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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November 7, 2012
In response to the editorial on guns in The Sun ("The missing issue: guns," Nov. 5) and a recent show on gun control on WYPR with Dan Rodricks interviewing Johns Hopkins professor Daniel Webster about a report by the Center for Gun Policy and research at the Bloomberg School of Public Health at the Johns Hopkins University: Kudos to The Sun, Mr. Rodricks, WYPR and Mr. Webster for bringing forth this discussion, one that is rarely heard in...
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By John Fritze and John Fritze,Sun reporter | August 12, 2008
Gun owners in Baltimore whose firearms are stolen would be required to report the theft to police under legislation approved by the City Council yesterday - despite questions about whether the proposal is legal. Supporters, including Mayor Sheila Dixon, say the bill will help police track stolen weapons used in crimes, but the city's law department has questioned whether Baltimore can legislate gun control, typically a state issue. In a June memo on the bill, the law department recommended the City Council hold off on advancing the measure until the Maryland attorney general issues an opinion on the bill - but that opinion is not finished.
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February 14, 2013
One of the most popular topics for legislators today is restricting gun ownership in some form or fashion ("Guns: Old issue, new hurdles," Feb. 10). They have labeled some firearms as "assault" weapons and likened them to those used by the military. I spent 23 years in the U. S. Marine Corps, and I have never heard the term assault weapon used there. The fact is, the word "assault" is not an adjective. Second, only people who don't understand firearms believe that a gun purchased from a local firearms dealer has the same capability as those used by our military or police.
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By Ivan Penn and Ivan Penn,SUN STAFF | February 28, 2003
Making her second impassioned plea for tougher gun control laws, the mother of one of last fall's sniper victims appeared before a Senate committee yesterday and described the pain of losing her son to gun violence. Sonia Wills, the mother of slain Montgomery County bus driver Conrad Johnson, urged the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee to support three measures that would require reporting of lost or stolen handguns, expand ballistic fingerprinting to include all firearms and ban all assault-style weapons such as the one allegedly used by the snipers to kill her son. "I am in Annapolis again today because I am still outraged," Wills said.
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By Marina Sarris and Marina Sarris,Annapolis Bureau | March 5, 1992
ANNAPOLIS -- A bill that requires Marylanders to store loaded guns out of the reach of children cleared the House of Delegates today.The House voted 85-47 to approve the Schaefer administration bill, which requires owners to store loaded guns in such a way that unsupervised children under age 16 can't gain access to them.The bill now goes to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, where it faces an uncertain future. The committee killed similar legislation last year, but proponents are more hopeful it will be enacted this year.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Evening Sun Staff | May 14, 1991
The City Council last night gave preliminary approval to a bill that would require gun owners to keep their weapons under lock and key so they can't be used by minors.The bill, introduced by Councilman Anthony J. Ambridge, D-2nd, would require gun owners either to lock away firearms or to use trigger locks to render them inoperable. It also would make it unlawful to store a firearm and ammunition together. Violators could be fined up to $1,000 and/or be jailed for a year.The council tentatively approved the bill by a unanimous vote.
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