Biden takes actions aimed at curbing gun violence ‘epidemic’

The president’s moves came in the wake of two mass shootings — one on March 16 in Atlanta, where eight people were killed, and the other on March 22 in Colorado, where 10 lives were lost.

House clears two gun safety bills, but Senate may be roadblock

The House sent two bills to the Senate Thursday that would implement universal background checks and close the loophole linked to the 2015 mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina.  “Gun violence is devastating our communities. Every day, 30 people are…

Democrats want total ban on members carrying guns in the U.S. Capitol

In the wake of the Jan. 6 assault on the United States Capitol and some members of Congress carrying firearms near the House floor, Democratic lawmakers are proposing a ban on guns in Congress.  “I’ve been pushing for years to…

Maryland bill strives to limit minors’ access to firearms

With amendments underway, a bill in the Maryland General Assembly looks to change the language of an existing law in order to reduce the risk of minors’ access to guns.

New gun range preaches safety in town of school shooting

Steve and Cindi Thomas believe that their public indoor range in Southern Maryland is a needed, secure environment for the community to practice and learn about firearms. 
“We want to provide a safe place for people to come and shoot year round,” Steve Thomas said. “(But) it’s Southern Maryland. Just like most places around the country right now, people are running out of places to shoot their gun (safely).”

Van Hollen blasts McConnell over Senate inaction on gun bill

WASHINGTON – Sen. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, lambasted Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Wednesday for inaction on gun control legislation, saying it would be “grossly irresponsible” for the Kentucky Republican to not bring up legislation for a Senate vote. “It’s…

Final day of General Assembly filled with sorrow as the legislature wraps up

Final day of General Assembly filled with sorrow as the legislature wraps up.

Coast Guard lieutenant appears in U.S. federal court on drug, gun charges

Federal prosecutors are calling him a domestic terrorist. Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Hasson, who lives in Silver Spring, appeared in U.S. Federal Court following his arrest on Friday, February 15, 2019, on drug and gun charges. Prosecutors say they found 15 guns and more than one thousand rounds of ammunition in Hasson’s home at the time of his arrest.

Senate committee hears testimony on regulations for shotguns and rifles

A survivor and widow of last summer’s deadly attack on the Annapolis Capital-Gazette were among those testifying before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee on Wednesday in favor of a bill that would place new regulations on the sale of shotguns and rifles. NRA and 2A Maryland representatives argued against the proposed change saying long guns have not been a significant source of crime weapons in the state.

After Jacksonville shootings, gamers think about danger in the real world

WASHINGTON — The August shooting at a Madden 19 tournament in Jacksonville that left two people dead and nine wounded continued to linger in gamers’ minds as they traveled to Washington to compete in the Red Bull Conquest Finals this…