College Park Murder-Suicide Raises Questions About Gun Background Checks for Mentally Ill

Tragic events at UMD raised questions about the effectiveness of state gun laws in preventing the sale of deadly firearms to those suffering from mental illness.

Maryland State Police Face a Lengthy Backlog of Background Checks, Gun Dealers Say

A Maryland State Police backlog of background checks has increased Maryland’s seven day waiting period for new gun purchases to nearly three weeks, according to Maryland gun dealers and customers.

Fear Drives Gun Sales Sky High in Maryland

Fears of new gun control regulations proposed by President Barack Obama and Gov. Martin O’Malley have intensified sales at Maryland gun shops.

Maryland Slow to Report Mental Health Problems to Gun Background Check Database

A new report has found Maryland lax in reporting mental health and substance abuse records to a national database used to run background checks on gun purchasers.