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Watch Mayor SRB Talk Gun Control with Chris Matthews

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In the midst of the city’s surge in violence, Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake stopped by Hardball to talk gun control with Chris Matthews. He calls her “Mayor Blake” and says “It doesn’t matter who the mayor is,” and SRB only gets about 30 seconds to speak, but she handles herself well, I think. Your take?

NRA President to Stop in Anne Arundel County Today

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National Rifle Association President David Keene is speaking at a Lincoln-Reagan Day celebration in Glen Burnie today to — get this — talk about Maryland’s recently passed Firearm Safety Act and how it’s an infringement on — can you guess? — our Second Amendment rights.

Gun-Shaped-Pastry Control at Park Elementary?

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I told you. They’ve just been biding their time, waiting for any excuse to seize our pop-tarts.

I missed this the first time around. A second-grader at Park Elementary was suspended earlier this month for — allegedly — biting at his breakfast pastry until it looked like a gun and making “inappropriate gestures that disrupted the class.”

More Than 4 out of 5 Marylanders Support O’Malley’s Gun Control Plan

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According to a new poll conducted by Goucher College (and cited at Maryland Reporter), more than 80 percent of Marylanders support the essence of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun-control proposals, which call for more rigmarole for those seeking handgun licenses, including fingerprinting.

O’Malley’s Handgun Licensing Bill Passes Senate with Mostly Minor Changes

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It was a bitter battle, but Gov. Martin O’Malley’s new, stricter handgun licensing bill passed the Senate more or less intact. The eight-hour-training course was reduced to four hours (so, umm, I guess they’ll walk away with half the knowledge?).

General Assembly to Vote on Gun Control This Week

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Since we opened the most recent National Conversation on Gun Control, we’ve learned plenty about just how entrenched the opposing viewpoints are and precious little about how various policy decisions might affect gun violence.

Is O’Malley’s Handgun Proposal Basically a Poll Tax?

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The Baltimore Sun reports that Gov. Martin O’Malley’s gun proposal “would make the state more than twice as much as it would cost to administer the program.” How? Under the plan, anyone wishing to own a handgun would need to pay a $100 licensing fee, which would cover the costs of the expanded background check, the eight-hour training course, and processing the fingerprints twice over.

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