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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2010
The clergymen stood inside the Lansdowne gun shop on Hollins Ferry Road, in front of a glass counter containing what they called the "instruments of death" responsible for turning the streets of Baltimore into a killing field. "The city is devastated by violence — gun violence," pressed Rev. Eugene Sutton, a bishop with the Episcopal Diocese of Maryland, whose group protested this store on Wednesday. "We're trying to get the illegal guns off the street. Too many people are dying.
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September 30, 2014
Wednesday marks the anniversary of Maryland's tough new gun control law going into effect, and advocates are marking the occasion with a rally in Columbia. The law is getting some recognition in the governor's race, too, with Lt. Gov. Anthony G. Brown, the Democrat, hammering at his opponent, Republican Larry Hogan, for opposing the state's assault weapons ban, the ban on sales of high-capacity ammunition magazines and "common sense background checks. " The claims are true in that Mr. Hogan opposed Senate Bill 281 of 2013, the gun control legislation Gov. Martin O'Malley pushed through (with some assistance from Mr. Brown)
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By Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott and Joe Nawrozki and William B. Talbott,Evening Sun Staff | November 4, 1991
One of the accused trigger men in the Sept. 11 shotgun slaying of a northeast Baltimore gun store owner has surrendered to city police.Kevin Terrell Brown, 18, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave., walked into Central District about 4:30 p.m. yesterday. He had been charged in a warrant with the slaying of Charles E. Sheuerman, 53, owner of the Northeast Gun Shop in Gardenville.Brown was held without bail pending a bail review hearing today.The suspect, like eight others arrested in the robbery-murder, is charged with first-degree murder, attempted murder, armed robbery and handgun violations.
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Dan Rodricks | August 26, 2014
Through stunning advances in technology, guns are becoming more accurate and deadlier. They are also becoming safer. Crazy as it might seem, gun-rights activists are excited about the former, but opposed to the latter. The gun-obsessed might admire computerized, laser-based rifle scopes that turn amateurs into master snipers at 1,200 yards, but offer them "smart gun" technology that limits a firearm's use to its rightful owner and they get surly. Apparently, gun lovers think such a safety feature might become mandatory and, as we all know, anything mandatory constitutes a threat to their absolute Second Amendment rights to bear whatever guns they wish, public safety be damned.
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By Dennis O'Brien and Dennis O'Brien,Sun Staff Writer | July 20, 1995
The husband of an Arnold nightclub owner who was shot to death in the driveway of her home in 1993 filed a $10 million suit yesterday against the gun shop where police say the murder weapon was stolen.Vincent N. Valentine filed suit in Anne Arundel Circuit Court against On Target of the 2600 block of Annapolis Road in Severn, alleging that the store's negligence in allowing a handgun to be stolen July 17, 1993, contributed to the death of his wife.Joanne Shuey Valentine, 47, was killed in the driveway of her home in the 500 block of Broadwater Road on Sept.
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By Roger Twigg ylB | December 31, 1991
Two men, one armed with a handgun, took over a Lansdowne gun shop yesterday morning, tied up its owner and made off with 17 high-powered weapons, leaving two cash registers untouched."
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By Roger Twigg x | September 15, 1991
City police are notifying gun shop owners and sales outlets in Baltimore to comply with a recently enacted city ordinance aimed at protecting children from firearm injuries.Dennis S. Hill, a police spokesman, said letters have been mailed the nine gun-shop operators and other sales outlets in the city advising them of the change in law.Some parts of the ordinance, which requires all firearm owners to keep their weapons secure from children, apply directly to shop owners, Mr. Hill said.The spokesman said the law requires that the shop owners offer to sell or give the firearm purchaser a trigger lock or similar device to prevent the firearm from discharging accidentally.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff Writer | March 27, 1992
Six men have pleaded guilty in the Sept. 11 killing of a Belair Road gun shop owner, who was shot in the chest while a team of nine robbers looted 43 weapons from the shop, prosecutors said yesterday. The six accepted plea agreements on Monday.Three of the men faced the possibility of a death sentence before deciding to enter their guilty pleas. At sentencing May 5, the prosecution plans to recommend penalties of life plus 50 years for each of the three men.Those three, Rodney D. Brown, 23, of the 1200 block of Clendenin St.; Kevin Brown, 19, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave.; and Charles Randolph, 23, of the 500 block of Gold St. -- were identified as gunmen in the robbery, said Assistant State's Attorney Julius A. Silvestri Jr."
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By Roger Twigg | September 13, 1991
Baltimore police concluded yesterday that the fatal shooting of a Belair Road gun-store owner and the wounding of a bystander were the work of eight people, not five.Four suspects have been taken into custody, and warrants have been issued for three others, police said.An eighth suspect has not yet been identified.Three people were questioned and released.The shootings occurred just before noon Wednesday when four men -- at least two of them armed -- entered the Northeast Gun Shop in the 4900 block of Belair Road.
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By Richard Irwin and Richard Irwin,Evening Sun Staff | September 17, 1991
Then there was one.City police investigating the murder last week of a gun shop owner and the attempted murder of a customer during an armed robbery that netted more than 40 handguns said only one of the eight men charged in the case remains at large.Kevin Terrell Brown, 18, of the 5900 block of Radecke Ave. in the Cedonia section, who was charged in a warrant last week, is the last of the group of eight suspects still at large, police said. Each of the city's nine district stations is involved in the search.
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By Justin George and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | January 27, 2014
Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash. Aguilar wanted a shotgun, which he said he planned to keep in his home for protection. Aguilar's dress was nondescript, Millen said, except for a pair of high-top skateboarding shoes. The 19-year-old asked to see a Mossberg 500 series 12-gauge, a basic pump-action model used for sport, bird hunting or self-defense. He passed a state-mandated FBI criminal background check within minutes, paid $430 and walked out of the store Dec. 10 with the shotgun, which authorities say he used Saturday to kill two employees at a skate shop in The Mall in Columbia before taking his own life.
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June 19, 2013
Maryland ranks near the top of the nation in the number of firearms its federally licensed gun dealers report as lost or stolen, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, a distinction far out of proportion to the state's size or rate of firearm ownership. The question is how many were actually lost and how many were "lost" by dishonest gun dealers looking to sell off the books to people who couldn't qualify to buy a weapon. We do not mean to impugn gun dealers generally.
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By Carrie Wells, The Baltimore Sun | June 18, 2013
Nearly 1,000 guns were reported lost or stolen from federally licensed gun dealers in Maryland last year, the third-highest number of any state in the country, according to a federal report released this week. Gun dealers in the state reported 886 lost guns and 98 stolen guns in 2012, according to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Pennsylvania had the most guns reported stolen or lost from dealers, about 1,500, while Texas had more than 1,200 such thefts or losses.
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By Steven S. Sharfstein | March 17, 2013
Some years ago, I was called by one of my patients who had just suffered severe rejection in a love relationship. She told me that she was on her way to buy a gun but thought she might call me first. I suggested that she come see me before she purchased a gun so we could talk it over. In the intense debate on gun violence and mental illness, with a focus on the extremely rare event of mass murders such as in Newtown, Conn., or Aurora, Colo., what is lost in the conversation and debate is the serious suicide epidemic we experience in the United States every year due to gun violence.
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January 23, 2013
With all the gun violence in Baltimore, I discovered that there is only one gun shop in the entire city. That one gun shop only services police, not ordinary citizens. Where are the thugs getting their guns? Gov. Martin O'Malley's zeal to curb guns has incorporated the Newtown tragedy into his mission. I must ask myself, where was he prior to Newtown? I feel he is manipulating gun control and the Newtown tragedy for his political aspirations. I do believe a number of Maryland citizens might agree with me. Governor O'Malley and gun control enthusiasts don't understand or won't understand why folks own guns.
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By Alison Knezevich and Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | January 11, 2013
Lines wrapped around the exhibition hall of the Maryland State Fairgrounds by noon Friday. Hundreds chatted outside, waiting for the doors to open to Baltimore County's first gun show of year. The parking lots filled up as the afternoon wore on. Amid growing talk of new gun-control measures in Washington and Annapolis, many at the Timonium show said they felt their rights are under siege. As the legislative session opened in Annapolis this week, Gov. Martin O'Malley predicted that the General Assembly would ban assault-type weapons this year.
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By Larry Carson and Larry Carson,Staff Writer | October 22, 1992
Kenneth Robert Brodt, the 20-year-old Bel Air man convicted of brutally murdering two elderly sisters in their Havre de Grace gun shop last year, was sentenced yesterday to two consecutive life terms in prison, a punishment the victims' family declared "greater" than death.Brodt, who pleaded guilty to the crimes, admitted his involvement but yesterday denied killing Bessie Urban Mitchell, 73, and her sister, Emily Urban Hamby, 75. He said a 25-year-old friend conceived the robbery and did the killings.
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By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | December 12, 2012
City officials are offering a trade: groceries for guns. This Saturday, Klein's ShopRite will give a $100 gift certificate to anyone who turns in a firearm. The "Goods for Guns" buyback will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Coldstream Homestead Montebello Community Corp. headquarters, located on the campus of City College. "Every single gun we get out of our neighborhoods is a success," said City Council President Bernard C. "Jack" Young, who helped organize the event.
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By David Horsey | July 31, 2012
In the days following the Aurora theater massacre, gun sales in Colorado shot through the roof. But all the arms and ammo moving across gun shop counters are not being purchased in anticipation of another anonymous misfit springing out of nowhere with guns blazing. Instead, people are stocking their home armories to get ahead of new gun control laws that might restrict access to firearms. It seems not to make any difference to these people that there is zero chance that any new restrictions will be imposed, or that none are being seriously pondered by anyone who could make it happen, or that any law that might conceivably get through the solid bulwark of the gun lobby would not do anything significant to inhibit the right to keep and bear arms.
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