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12:51 pm
Mon July 21, 2014

Gun Deaths Fall in MD, Court Hears Challenge to Gun Law

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BALTIMORE (AP) - With a federal court hearing looming, a supporter of Maryland's 2013 gun-control law says there are early indications it's helping to reduce fatal shootings.

The Daily Record reported in its Monday edition that overall gun deaths in Maryland fell 24 percent in the first five months of 2014 compared with the same period in 2013. The statistics come from Maryland State Police and the Governor's Office of Crime Control and Prevention.

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11:21 am
Tue September 10, 2013

Maryland Delegate Questions Gun Application Process

Delegate Kevin Kelly (D-Allegheny County)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland delegate is asking the attorney general whether it's legal for state police to allow up to 200 employees from five agencies to view prospective gun buyers' information as the state churns through an application backlog.

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9:40 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Expanded Gun Background Checks Makes Progress in Delaware


DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee has voted to release a bill that expands criminal background checks for gun purchases in Delaware to cover sales between private sellers and buyers.

The measure cleared the Judiciary Committee on a 7-to-4 vote Wednesday and now heads to the full House.

Wednesday's vote came after the committee resumed a hearing on the measure after running out of time last week with opponents still waiting to speak against the bill. Committee members heard two more hours of public comment Wednesday.

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8:29 am
Thu March 14, 2013

Gun Background Check Hearing Extended in Delaware


DOVER, Del. (AP) - A state House committee has temporarily tabled a bill expanding criminal background checks for gun purchases in Delaware to include sales between private sellers and buyers. But it is expected to receive fresh scrutiny in coming days.

The bill was tabled in the House judiciary committee Wednesday after time ran out with more than a dozen people still waiting to speak.

The committee will resume consideration of the bill next week. The vast majority of people who spoke at Wednesday's committee meeting were opposed to the bill.

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8:45 am
Wed February 13, 2013

Rep. Andy Harris Holds Townhall on 2nd Amendment

Rep. Andy Harris (R-Md)

OCEAN CITY, Md. (AP) — Maryland Rep. Andy Harris has scheduled a town hall this weekend to talk about Second Amendment rights and gun-safety issues.

The Republican congressman's office said Tuesday the town hall will be held on Saturday in Ocean City.

The congressman's office says Maryland Delegates Mike McDermott and Charles Otto also are scheduled to attend.

In Annapolis, lawmakers are considering a comprehensive gun-control measure supported by Democratic Gov. Martin O'Malley.

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12:19 pm
Fri May 4, 2012

Dover Teen Shot; 14-Year-Old Charged

UPDATE 5-4-12 3:30 p.m.

A Dover teenage was shot last night in the abdomen, allegedly by a 14-year-old male.

Delaware State Police officials say the incident occurred Thursday at 8:20 p.m., at a residence on Park Lane.

According to reports, 14-year-old Kameron Scott, of Dover, retrieved a handgun from a bedroom inside the residence. He then approached a 15-year-old victim in the living room and pointed the gun at him.

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