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By Peter Osterlund and Peter Osterlund,Washington Bureau of The Sun | May 6, 1991
WASHINGTON -- About a year ago, the House handily rejected a bill to impose a seven-day waiting period on handgun purchases, instructing the Justice Department to study the issue instead.This Wednesday, lawmakers are supposed to vote on the very same issue. By all accounts, it's going to be a squeaker."The squeaker of squeakers," said the bill's author, Representative Edward F. Feighan, D-Ohio. "But I think the momentum's on our side."The politics of gun control appear to have been transformed from what they were just a year ago, and partisans on both sides say this week's vote could signify a new turn in the struggle to define an American's right to "keep and bear arms."
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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.
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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 24, 1994
Dr. Steven F. Manekin arrives at my health club with a .44-caliber Magnum holstered on his hip. This is a large, menacing-looking weapon reminiscent of the monster guns toted on the silver screen by Clint Eastwood and Sylvester Stallone.It is a weapon that proclaims itself deadly by its very appearance."Do you always come here carrying a .44 Magnum?" I ask."Not always," answers Dr. Manekin. "I'll carry anything from a. . ." and he reels off a list of weapons of various calibers and makes.
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May 3, 2013
I read with interest James Maxeiner's op-ed, "The Bavarian case for registering guns" (April 28) in The Sun. Mr. Maxeiner advocates for the licensing of gun owners and registration of firearms, what he calls "sensible regulations on firearms. " He rationalized that if Bavarians "...accept that they must be licensed to own and operate their Ultimate Driving Machines, so too do they accept, without objection, that they must be licensed to own and shoot firearms," so should the citizens of the United States.
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By Scott Dance and Erin Cox, The Baltimore Sun | August 31, 2012
Perry Hall High School shooting suspect Robert Wayne Gladden Jr. knew his stepfather owned a cache of powerful guns but was unable to gain access to them because they were locked in a safe, Baltimore County police said Friday. "This shooting, as devastating as it was, could have been a lot worse," Police Chief James Johnson wrote in a blog entry posted on a county news website Friday. Police have obtained evidence that Gladden was "well aware of the guns" but knew he couldn't get to them, according to the blog.
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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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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 Robert Hilson Jr. and Robert Hilson Jr.,Staff Writer | January 14, 1994
Unlike the highly successful program in New York, where businesses provided toys and other incentives for gun owners to turn in their weapons, the only inducement in Baltimore's effort tomorrow will be a moral one.And for some, that may not be enough."
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