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By Nick Madigan, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2010
A man who brandished an assault rifle at Baltimore police officers early Sunday did not obey a command to drop it and was shot numerous times, a spokesman for the department said. James Montez Lucas, 30, was on life support at Maryland Shock Trauma Center after surgery, Anthony Guglielmi said. The officer who shot Lucas is a three-year veteran of the force. As is customary in such cases, the officer's name is being temporarily withheld, and he has been placed on administrative leave during an investigation into the incident.
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Erin Cox and The Baltimore Sun | October 3, 2014
Democrat Anthony G. Brown's latest attack ad takes aim at Republican Larry Hogan's opposition to Maryland's new ban on the sale of military-style assault rifles.  The 30-second spot juxtaposes an assault rifle beside footage of empty swings, children playing outside, a grocery store and an office. The images are set to ominous music and a bass line that resembles a heartbeat, which stops thumping at the sound of a bullet being loaded into a chamber.  "Assault weapons don't belong in Maryland," the narrator concludes.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | July 21, 2011
Baltimore police say a 20-year-old man with a grudge against the department fired a rifle at a Southwestern District patrol officer Tuesday night. The officer was spared serious injury when the bullet grazed him and struck his service weapon. Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld III said detectives received a break in the case when a community member phoned in a tip Thursday morning that two possible suspects were in a vehicle in the neighborhood. Chey Jordan of the 1100 block of Cooks Lane has been charged with attempted murder.
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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 Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | August 29, 2012
A 42-year-old man who was naked and wielding a rifle at a Lansdowne motel is in critical condition after Baltimore County police officers shot him early Wednesday, police said. Two officers responded to the Beltway Motel in the 3600 block of Washington Boulevard about 3:40 a.m. after a 911 call reported a naked man was shooting a rifle toward the outside of his second-floor room. When they arrived, the man came out of the room still armed with the rifle. When officers ordered him to drop the weapon, the man did not comply and began to walk toward the officers, police said.
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By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 9, 2013
A man raised the suspicions of several people at Villa Cresta Elementary School in Parkville on Monday after reportedly walking the perimeter of the school's property at the time of dismissal with what one witness said appeared to be a shotgun, according to Baltimore County Police. Police later identified the man and determined that he was carrying an unloaded, antique rifle, said Elise Armacost, a police spokeswoman, in a news release Tuesday. Police are unsure whether the rifle was operable, and the investigation continues, she said.
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By Peter Hermann and Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | March 5, 2012
A 13-year-old girl whose body was found buried under trash bags behind a Northeast Baltimore rowhouse had been shot by her young companions while playing with a rifle, according to relatives and police who arrested two youths Monday. The boys, 12 and 13, were being held on juvenile charges of involuntary manslaughter, and police did not release their names. Baltimore police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi described the case as "an absolute unspeakable tragedy," while the relatives of Monae Turnage said the charges were not severe enough.
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By TaNoah Morgan and TaNoah Morgan,SUN STAFF | November 19, 1996
A man with a rifle robbed a taxi driver of an undisclosed amount Sunday as he arrived to pick up a fare in the Warfield Townhouses community in Severn, county police said.Carl S. Davis, 42, told police he was called to the 8300 block of Flintlock Court about 10 p.m. for a fare. When he arrived, a man opened the rear passenger door, pointed a .22-caliber rifle at his head and demanded cash.Davis complied and the gunman asked if that was all the money. When Davis told him it was, the gunman fled.
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June 16, 1994
A 47-year-old Owings Mills man suffered injuries to his right hand when a powerful cartridge exploded as he jammed shut the bolt of a 1943 rifle at the Dug Hill Rod and Gun Club about noon yesterday.Ronald E. Cappelini of Tollgate Road was taken to the Raymond M. Curtis Hand Center at Union Memorial Hospital in Baltimore for treatment. His condition was listed as good to stable by a hospital spokesman, who said Mr. Cappelini was to be operated on last night.Tfc. John G. Carhart III said Mr. Cappelini had loaded a shell magazine into the model Moisen Nagant rifle and the top cartridge apparently became misaligned in the barrel of the weapon.
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March 21, 1997
A man armed with a long-barreled rifle robbed a Pasadena bank branch Wednesday of an undisclosed amount of money, county police said.The robber walked into the Signet Bank branch in the 8000 block of Ritchie Highway about 11: 30 a.m., pulled out the rifle and walked into the bank manager's office.Police said the robber forced the manager out to a teller's counter, demanded that the teller put money into a canvas bag and threatened to shoot the teller if she did not comply.After he got the cash, the man fled west on Jumpers Hole Mall parking lot. Police did not have a detailed description of him.Pub Date: 3/21/97
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August 17, 2014
The most popular rifle in America is the AR-15, which looks like M-16 but does not operate like one. Maryland's legislature banned the look in spite of fact that the function never matched ( "Federal judge upholds assault rifle ban," Aug. 12). Science and records say assault rifles are seldom involved in crime. Research and common sense says good guys with guns save lives. While cops are usually good guys, their failure rate is high. Maryland put almost 60 bad cops in jail over the last two years.
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By Ian Duncan, The Baltimore Sun | August 12, 2014
A federal judge on Tuesday upheld Maryland's new ban on assault rifles and magazines capable of holding more than 10 rounds, handing at least a temporary victory to state officials who say the measures could ward off mass shootings. A collection of gun owners, stores and industry groups had sued the state, saying the bans violated their Second Amendment right to bear arms. Judge Catherine C. Blake disagreed, writing flatly: "I find the law constitutional. " Blake's decision adds to a growing list of legal victories for states that have tightened their gun laws in recent years, even after the Supreme Court decided in 2008 that the Second Amendment guarantees an individual right to bear arms.
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June 4, 2014
It is a comfort, albeit one of small caliber, to learn that there are actions people can take in the cause of gun rights that are so extreme they give pause to some poor soul within the headquarters of the National Rifle Association. Recent demonstrations in Texas in which proponents of open-carry gun laws have toted rifles into fast food outlets en masse got a written reprimand from the NRA - until a spokesman apologized for the criticism. Got that? NRA says don't go so far, gun demonstrators, then apologizes because, well, somebody went too far in suggesting scary tactics are ill-advised.
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By Tricia Bishop, The Baltimore Sun | July 5, 2013
A 22-year-old Randallstown woman was sentenced to 25 years in prison Friday for the attempted murder of a teenager who was misidentified as having led a $200 marijuana scam, according to the Howard County state's attorney's office. Chiquita Sketers, of the 3400 block of Carriage Hill Circle, provided the rifle that was used to shoot 15-year-old Sterling Randolph Watts in the back of the head, after he was kidnapped while walking to his friend's home in Reisterstown. Two people charged in the kidnapping, Laura Christian Karr and Donald George Peoples, are set to stand trial later this month.
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By Justin Fenton, The Baltimore Sun | May 23, 2013
Baltimore police seized three assault rifles and more than 7,000 rounds of ammunition in a drug raid on an East Baltimore house just north of Patterson Park. Francisco G. Milos, 29, reportedly told officers he had the weapons because he was "preparing for the war," according to charging documents. When one of the arresting officers, Sgt. Lennardo Bailey, asked him who was going to be part of the war, Milos did not reply, police say. The search warrant was executed on the home in the 100 block of N. Kenwood Ave. in the Baltimore-Linwood neighborhood at 9 p.m. Wednesday, the result of an investigation that included undercover purchases of marijuana from the location, police said.
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May 4, 2013
It was such a short mention in Thursday's newspaper ("5-year-old accidentally kills sister with own rifle," May 2) that I thought it deserves more attention. Five-year old boy accidentally kills two-year old sister with own rifle! Then it goes on to say that parents bought the rifle as a present for the boy's 5th birthday recently. The NRA may have it right about the right to bear arms, and the Constitution doesn't say at what age. And there is no law that will ever protect us from stupidity.
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December 11, 2001
A Western Maryland College freshman accused of taking a semiautomatic assault rifle onto campus has been expelled from the Westminster liberal arts college, the school confirmed yesterday. Glenn Wynn Robinson, 19, of Peach Bottom, Pa., was arrested Nov. 5 by Westminster police and charged with one count of possession of a regulated firearm by a person under age 21, police said. He was released on personal recognizance, police said. Robinson, who had told police that he was intending to shoot the rifle on his uncle's Maryland farm, had been suspended from the school until a hearing of the school's Honor and Conduct Board could be held.
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By Dana Hedgpeth and Dana Hedgpeth,SUN STAFF | October 14, 1996
Howard County police charged two Columbia men early Friday with threatening a Columbia man with a rifle at Allview Liquors in Dorsey's Search village.Warren Todd Epstein, 26, of the 12000 block of Little Patuxent Parkway and Mitchell Ian Weitzman, 27, of the 4900 block of Reedy Brook Lane were charged with first-degree assault and weapons violations.Christopher Ashley Turner, 20, was leaving the liquor store on Old Annapolis Road about 1 a.m. when two men drove a black Saturn near him, staring at him as he went to his car, charging documents show.
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April 18, 2013
I have several comments on the commentary written by Peter Morici ("The false security of gun-control measures," April 16). The common conclusion from gun rights advocates, one that has become quite wearisome, seems to be that if every shooting incident, injury, or death cannot be precluded by gun-control measures, then why even bother. This is a bankrupt argument. Were one to follow this philosophy to its (il)logical conclusion, one would stop brushing one's teeth upon the discovery of a cavity.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | April 16, 2013
Fallston High School and Fallston Middle School were placed on lockdown Friday morning following a report of a suspicious person in the area. A caller from the neighborhood reported seeing someone who might be carrying a rifle, but a search of the area did not find anyone, Eddie Hopkins, spokesman for the Harford County Sheriff's Office, said around 11:30 a.m. Parents of students at the neighboring schools on Carrs Mill Road were informed of...
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