Tag: Guns

Two Arrested After Scuffle, Shouting at City Hall During Hearing on Illegal Gun Possession Bill

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A testy City Council committee hearing today regarding a new gun-crime sentencing bill yielded some collateral damage, along with a watered-down version of the original proposal.

Council Bill Would Impose Mandatory One-Year Prison Sentence for Those Carrying Illegal Firearms

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A new measure going before the Baltimore City Council next week would ramp up sentencing requirements for those who illegally possess handguns in the city — the same people who police say are carrying out most of Baltimore’s murders.

City Lawmakers Exploring App-Based ‘Guns for Bail’ Exchange

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Last night, a resolution went before the Baltimore City Council asking members to consider letting the city  trade bail time to defendants in exchange for their firearms.

Six Baltimore Teens Indicted for Alleged 60-Gun Heist in Park Heights in 2015

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A half-dozen Baltimore teenagers were indicted Monday on hundreds of combined charges related to their alleged roles in a major gun heist in the Park Heights neighborhood nearly two years ago.

Federal Appeals Court Keeps Maryland’s Ban on Assault Weapons Intact

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Assault weapons are not protected by the Second Amendment, a federal appeals court ruled yesterday in a case involving Maryland’s ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.

TSA Caught More People Trying to Sneak Guns Onto BWI Flights in 2016

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Something changed last year at BWI Airport: Transportation Security Administration officers either became more skilled at finding guns illegally stowed in carry-on bags, or more people concluded that, yes, it was a good idea to try to carry a gun onto a plane.

State Senator Brings the Politically Motivated Gun Raffle Back to Maryland

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State Sen. Michael Hough is hoping to get some early support from gun enthusiasts for his 2018 re-election bid by raffling off a semi-automatic rifle.

Starting New Year’s Day, You Can Apply Online to Own a Gun in Maryland

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Nowadays, a business, organization or agency that wants to be accessible is better off having a website than sticking with the conventional brick-and-mortar, pen-and-paper model. That includes everyone from your plumber to, now, your state gun licensing authority.

Three Travelers Tried to Bring Loaded Guns Onto BWI Flights in Five Days

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We all have our forgetful moments when traveling — the misplaced shampoo, the left-behind toothbrush, the unpacked bathing suit. But three people flying out of BWI this past week each had a different issue: Each forgot to mention they had stashed away a loaded handgun.

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