Business, Crime, Politics

Councilman Marks successfully eliminates fees from Olszewski gun bill

TOWSON, MD—At the Baltimore County Council meeting on Tuesday night, Councilman David Marks successfully passed an amendment that eliminated all proposed fees from County Executive Johnny Olszewski’s gun security bill. The legislation sought by the County Executive requires broader security requirements for firearms retailers and gun shows. During Christmas week, Councilman Marks met with every gun retailer affected in his …


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Councilman Marks: Eliminate fees, exempt FreeState Gun Range in gun security bill

UPDATE: Councilman Marks was successful in his efforts to eliminate fees from the gun bill. Original story below… —— NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks announced on Monday that he would support amending the proposed gun safety legislation sponsored by Baltimore County Executive Johnny Olszewski to eliminate new fees and exempt places such as the FreeState Gun Range in Middle …


Law enforcement leaders announce Project Guardian-DMV

BALTIMORE, MD—A new illegal firearms initiative announced on Friday, Project Guardian-DMV, is designed to reduce violent crime and further enforce federal firearms laws across the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia (DMV). The new initiative builds upon the Justice Department’s national effort, Project Guardian, announced by Attorney General William P. Barr on Wednesday. The initiative was announced by United States …

Frosh joins coalition defending Vermont’s right to ban large-capacity magazines

BALTIMORE, MD—Maryland Attorney General Brian E. Frosh on Tuesday joined a group of 18 state attorneys general to defend Vermont’s right to ban large-capacity magazines. In an amicus brief filed in the Vermont Supreme Court, the attorneys general argue that states have the right to enact reasonable firearm restrictions that reduce the number of deaths and injuries caused by gun …

Dick’s destroyed $5 million worth of weapons, says CEO

BALTIMORE, MD—As America’s gun control debate rages on, Dick’s Sporting Goods recently revealed that the chain had destroyed $5 million worth of weapons. After learning that Dick’s had sold a shotgun to the Parkland shooter, CEO Edward Stack last year announced that the company would no longer sell firearms to anyone under 21 years of age. Dick’s also announced that …

Perry Hall High School students plan to join March 14 National Walkout

Students at Perry Hall High School are planning to join in the national walkout being planned for Wednesday, March 14. According to The Action Network, “Women’s March Youth EMPOWER is calling for students, teachers, school administrators, parents and allies to take part in a #NationalSchoolWalkout for 17 minutes at 10am across every time zone on March 14, 2018.” The National …

MSP: regulated firearm purchase application process goes online January 1st

As part of Maryland State Police efforts to improve customer service, the process of applying to purchase a regulated firearm is moving from paper forms filled out by hand, to an online automated system expected to increase efficiency and improve the process for both customers and firearms dealers. Beginning January 1, 2017, persons applying to purchase a regulated firearm in …