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Background Check

Edward Snowden

Company That Did Snowden Background Check Hit By Gov’t Complaint

The company that handled a background check on National Security Agency leaker Edward Snowden allegedly defrauded the government by submitting at least 665,000 investigations that had not been properly completed, and then tried to cover it up when the government suspected what was going on.

01/23/2014

gun control, gun law, gun generic

Pending Handgun Requests Won’t Need Qualification License

Maryland State Police are in overdrive trying to keep up with tens of thousands of firearm applications in advance of the new gun control laws that take effect next week.

09/25/2013

Aaron Alexis

Report: Navy Yard Shooter Lied About Previous Arrest, Debts

The Washington Navy Yard shooter lied about a previous arrest and failed to disclose thousands of dollars in debts when he applied for a security clearance in the Navy.

09/24/2013

No More Names tour

National Gun Control Tour Stops In Baltimore To Rally For Background Checks

This fall, Maryland will have some of the toughest gun laws in the nation. But some lawmakers and clergy members say more protections are still needed. Several groups are driving that message cross-country.

09/07/2013

guns

Md. Among States Seeking To Fix Gun Background Check Backlog

Connecticut officials are setting aside millions of dollars to address backlogs in background checks that have soared into the thousands since the December school shooting in the state, which is one of several struggling with bottlenecks as people rush to buy guns ahead of new restrictions.

05/10/2013