Virginia Senate Passes 'Red Flag' Gun Law, Despite RallyThe Virginia Senate approved legislation Wednesday that would allow authorities to take guns away from people deemed dangerous to themselves or others, as the state moves closer to joining a growing number of states enacting so-called “red flag” gun laws.
Pro-Gun Rally By Thousands In Virginia Ends PeacefullyThousands of gun-rights activists rallied peacefully at the Virginia Capitol on Monday under a heavy police presence, protesting plans by the state's Democratic leadership to pass gun-control legislation.
Virginia AG Urges Justices To Prevent Tragic Rally ViolenceVirginia Attorney General Mark Herring urged the state Supreme Court on Friday to reject an effort by pro-gun groups to overturn a gun ban at a rally that's expected to draw tens of thousands of activists to Richmond next week amid fears of violence.
Gun Groups Want Firearms Ban At Virginia Rally OverturnedGun-rights groups asked a judge Thursday to block Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam from banning guns on Capitol grounds during a massive pro-gun rally scheduled for next week.
Maryland's Legislative Session Begins With New LeadersThe first day of the 90-day session will include a vote for the Senate's first new presiding officer in more than three decades.
Nearly 1K People Applied To Buy Firearms In MD Last Week; Black Friday Is Biggest Gun Sale Day Of The YearOver 200,000 background checks for gun purchases were initiated on Black Friday, making this the second-highest day of checks ever, according to data released by the FBI.
CEO: Dick's Has Destroyed $5 Million Worth Of WeaponsDick's Sporting Goods has destroyed $5 million of the chain's gun inventory, its CEO said, including what was in Maryland.
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.
Anne Arundel County Gun Violence Prevention Task Force Holds Public CommentA county task force in Maryland that is studying ways to reduce gun violence is scheduled to hear public comment for the first time — days after a fake Facebook page that ridiculed task force members prompted the county's chief executive to denounce "bullying or intimidation by extremists."
Gun Safety Advocates Will March And Rally For Gun Reform In Baltimore This SaturdayGun safety advocates will march this Saturday, followed by a rally to honor the lives cut short by gun violence and demand "common-sense gun reform,"
Mayor Young Among 214 Mayors Calling On US Senate To Reconvene To Pass Gun LegislationIn a letter to Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, the mayors cite two bills that had been passed in the House of Representatives earlier this year that they believe would "greatly strengthen the background check system,"
AACo Dems' Facebook Post Says 'Republicans Are To Blame For Mass Shootings'A Facebook post from the Anne Arundel County Democratic Party blaming Republicans for mass shootings is drawing significant reaction online.
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.
'Don't Lie For The Other Guy' | ATF, Local Police Target Illegal Gun PurchasersThe campaign warns against buying guns for others, which officials said can lead to deadly outcomes like in the infamous Joseph Palczynski case.
Ralph Northam Will Ask For 'Votes And Laws' Not 'Thoughts And Prayers' Following Virginia Beach ShootingVirginia Gov. Ralph Northam on Tuesday announced plans to recall state legislators to consider new legislation to address gun violence in the wake of a workplace shooting in Virginia Beach. Northam will convene a special session in order to pass "common sense public safety laws."