Court Rules Man Treated for Mental Illness Can Have a GunA Michigan man who can't buy a gun because he was briefly treated for mental health problems in the 1980s has won a key decision from a federal appeals court, which says the burden is on the government to justify a lifetime ban against him.
Civil Rights Activist And Congressman Favors Gun ControlProminent civil rights activist and U.S. Rep. John Lewis is urging voters in his Georgia district to join with House Democrats pushing for stricter gun control.
Owners of AR-Style Firearms Defend Their Weapon of ChoiceAn estimated 8 million AR-style guns have been sold since they were first introduced to the public in the 1960s, and about half of them are owned by current or former members of the military or law enforcement, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation, which represents gunmakers.
A Divided Senate Answers Orlando With Gridlock On Gun CurbsA divided Senate blocked rival election-year plans to curb guns Monday, eight days after the horror of Orlando's mass shooting intensified pressure on lawmakers to act but knotted them ingridlock anyway — even over restricting firearms for terrorists.
Md. Gun Sales Increase As Congress Debate New LawsThe renewed debate over gun control sends more customers to gun shops.
Court Quashes Some District Of Columbia Gun LawsIn a mixed decision, a federal appeals court on Friday struck down as unconstitutional several strict gun registration laws in the nation's capital, but upheld other restrictions aimed at public safety.
Md. Org. Calling For Stricter Gun Laws After Tragic TV ShootingA Maryland organization is calling for stricter gun laws following a tragic on-air shooting that two journalists dead and a woman injured earlier this week in Virginia.
Committee Wants Regulations To Implement New Md. Gun LawsA legislative committee votes to adopt regulations to implement the state's new gun laws.
Federal Gun Laws Didn't Block Navy Yard ShooterThe gunman in the mass shootings at the Washington Navy Yard, Aaron Alexis, had a history of violent outbursts, was at least twice accused of firing guns in anger and was in the early stages of treatment for serious mental problems, according to court records and U.S. law enforcement officials.
Group Takes Aim At Local Gun Control Laws A gun owners' rights group has threatened to sue 35 Maryland counties or municipalities unless they repeal regulations that the group says violate state gun laws.
Family Pushes To Strengthen Laws After Daughter Killed By Celebratory GunfireCelebratory gunfire stole the life of a 10-year-old girl in Cecil County. Now her family is fighting to make sure it doesn't happen to another child.
Maryland Officials Call For Stronger Gun LawsMaryland lawmakers are calling for strengthened gun laws in wake of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., where a 20-year-old gunman killed 20 children and six adults last week.