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By Victoria White and Victoria White,Contributing Writer | March 5, 1994
WASHINGTON -- In the first week of the new federal waiting period for handgun buyers, a convicted rapist in Kentucky, a murder suspect in Dallas and numerous felons have been blocked from buying guns.The Brady law went into effect Monday, the culmination of a seven-year effort by gun-control advocates to persuade Congress to pass legislation requiring a five-day waiting period for handgun purchases to allow states to determine whether a prospective buyer has a criminal record or a history of mental instability.
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By Amy L. Miller and Amy L. Miller,Staff Writer | December 15, 1993
A waiting period for restaurants to receive liquor licenses may be necessary, but the current 90 days is endangering the success of new establishments, Sheriff John H. Brown told the Carroll County Liquor Board yesterday."
NEWS
December 2, 1993
Dependable ServiceOf The Sun's Oct. 15 editorial, "Blockading Penn Station," it can be said that damned if you do, damned if you don't.Every major terminal in the United States arranges for dedicated ground transportation to serve arriving passengers. Imagine arriving from New York to Baltimore's Penn Station, expecting a cab to be there to take you to your destination, only to have to scramble out in the streets carrying luggage to locate a taxicab.We realize when people see a long line of taxicabs parked on Charles Street, they wonder why there are so many waiting cabs.
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By Sheridan Lyons and Sheridan Lyons,Staff Writer | November 16, 1993
A Virginia gun dealer pleaded guilty yesterday in Baltimore County Circuit Court to illegally selling a handgun to an undercover state trooper during a gun show at the Pikesville armory last May.Keith Alfred Cumberland, 50, a federal government employee from Manassas, received 18 months' probation and a $1,500 fine for selling the gun, a Beretta 7.65, without a Maryland license. He entered an Alford plea to the misdemeanor charge, meaning that he can continue to maintain that he is innocent while conceding that the prosecution had sufficient evidence to convict him.Mr.
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By GLENN McNATT | November 13, 1993
An editorial page column Saturday incorrectly described the waiting period for gun purchases in the Brady bill, which was passed last week by the House of Representatives. The waiting period lasts five days.The Sun regrets the errors.When the House of Representatives passed the Brady Bill this week requiring a national seven-day waiting period for handgun purchases, I was reminded of the co-worker who, several years ago, asked my opinion on what sort of weapon she should purchase to keep at home for self-defense.
NEWS
November 10, 1993
A new poll (ABC/Day One) shows nearly twice as many Americans cite "crime" and "illegal drugs" as the most important social issue than cite "health care." Against that backdrop, Congress is rushing to get on record as tough on crime.The House, which passed an omnibus crime bill last week, is scheduled to vote on the Brady Bill today. This is the bill that requires a five-day waiting period for the purchase of a handgun. The waiting period allows law enforcement agencies to check to see if a would-be purchaser is an ineligible ex-felon or mental incompetent.
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By Dan Greenberg | September 3, 1993
MAYBE some members of Congress actually took the time during their monthlong vacation to read the budget plan they voted on last month.After all, most of them didn't get a chance to look at the 3,000-page plan before they approved it.The day before the vote, Rep. Ron Klink, Democrat of Pennsylvania, asked aides to get a copy of the bill. They called the Ways and Means Committee, only to be told it would not be widely available until the next morning. It was published on schedule; the vote took place that evening.
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By JACK GERMOND & JULES WITCOVER | March 1, 1993
WASHINGTON -- At first blush, the gun-control law just passed in Virginia may seem laughably weak -- limiting handgun purchases to one a month per person. It is obviously aimed, however, not at the occasional gun buyer but at gun traffickers who have made the state the prime source of handgun purchases in the nation.The ready availability of handguns in Virginia, and the state's proximity to major centers of crime, including Washington and New York, have lured a steady stream of criminals to Virginia gun shops.
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By Staff Report | February 27, 1993
When a prospective customer walks into a gun shop in Maryland to purchase a handgun, he or she must wait two weeks for a state police criminal record check.Besides handguns, the two-week waiting period also applies to purchases of the Mossburg Bull Pup shotgun and military assault-type rifles, such as the AKS, Colt Sporter and Uzi carbine, which all fire in semiautomatic mode.Other shotguns and rifles can be bought immediately without a record check, said Melvin Abrams, president of the corporation that operates the Valley Gun Shop, in the 7700 block of Harford Road in Parkville.
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By Fawn Vrazo and Fawn Vrazo,Knight-Ridder News Service | October 1, 1992
JACKSON, Miss. -- In August, Mississippi became the first state in the nation to require women to wait 24 hours to get an abortion. Right away, anti-abortion activist Roy McMillan realized he had a golden opportunity to rescue the unborn.The leader of a statewide organization called the Christian Action Group, Mr. McMillan, 49, began staking out the parking lots of Jackson's two abortion clinics, writing down the license numbers young women as they drove past. Then, with addresses supplied by sympathetic police, he began visiting the women's homes -- uninvited -- to tell their parents about the planned abortions and to beg them to intercede.
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