Maryland State Police Working To Complete Pending Background Checks After Gun Licensing System FailureMaryland State Police's licensing division worked through the night and will continue to work around-the-clock to complete pending background checks for gun purchase applications after the system failed over the weekend.
Maryland Senate Passes Bill Requiring Background Checks For All Rifle, Shotgun SalesThe Maryland Senate has passed a bill that would require background checks for all rifle and shotgun sales, including private sales and transfers.
Frosh Joins Other AGs Calling For Background Checks To Include Ammunition SalesMaryland Attorney General Brian Frosh has joined 20 other attorneys general urging Congress to support legislation that would extend existing background check requirements for firearm sales to also include ammunition sales.
U.S. Mayors, Including Baltimore's Jack Young, Urge Lawmakers To Take Action On Gun ViolenceA group of mayors from around the country, including Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. "Jack" Young, visited the nation's capital Tuesday, urging lawmakers to take action to prevent gun violence.
Maryland Has Red Flag Law That Allows Police To Take Guns From People Who Pose Threats, Mentally IllDuring an address to the nation Monday following two mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio, President Donald Trump condemned "racism, bigotry and white supremacy" and showed support for "red flag laws" that would prevent people deemed mentally ill from having access to weapons.
Uber To Up Its Background Checks For DriversSince it began operating, Uber has been dogged by reports of drivers accosting passengers, including lawsuits alleging sexual assaults.
Fort Detrick To Run Criminal Checks On VisitorsFort Detrick says it will run criminal background checks on visitors under new security measures the U.S. military is implementing at all its bases.
Board Explores Background Checks In Wake Of Former Md. Doctor Convicted Of RapeRegulators allowed a doctor to practice in Maryland despite a past rape conviction. His case is now putting a spotlight on the lack of required background checks for all of Maryland's physicians.
Law Enforcers To Help With Gun Background ChecksMaryland State Police says officers from several law enforcement agencies will help troopers conduct background checks for people applying to buy guns.
Massive Backlog: Police Background Checks Delay Md. Gun PurchasesState police are dealing with a massive backlog as they try to process thousands of background checks on people waiting to buy handguns in Maryland. And in some cases, that delay has helped guns fall into the hands of people who shouldn't have them.
Md. Moves To Sanction Foster Care ProviderMaryland officials are moving to suspend new placements by the state's second-largest foster care provider after finding that it put children at risk by failing to track background checks, training and other requirements for foster parents.