Wednesday, February 6, 2013
Hundreds gather on the day Gov. Martin O'Malley testifies in favor of gun legislation he proposed earlier this year.
Wednesday, February 6
By Rashee Raj Kumar Capital News Service Hundreds of gun rights advocates rallied outside the State House Wednesday in opposition to new gun control measures proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley. As O’Malley testified in favor of new gun restrictions before the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee, protesters outside said his proposals to ban assault weapons, limit magazine sizes and strengthen licensing measures would erode their rights. Jay Hanlon, a retiree from Silver Spring, held a sign arguing that the Second Amendment protected gun ownership, including assault weapons, as a check against “Domestic Enemies.” “That’s the weapon we need to defend ourselves against a government gone bad—against our oppressors,” said Hanlon, 65. Kerry …
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Principal Sharon Stratton said rumors of a planned shooting this Friday at the school are unfounded.
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- Tim Lemke
Tuesday, December 18, 2012
A day after administrators at Old Mill High were forced to respond to rumors about a planned school shooting, officials at Arundel High School responded to similar chatter spreading on social media sites. Arundel High Principal Sharon Stratton said there is no evidence of a genuine threat to the school and urged parents and students to avoid the spread of false rumors. Here is the full text of a letter sent by Stratton to parents: Dear Parents and guardians, It is a sign of the times in which we live, I supposed that in the wake of horrific events like last week's school shooting in Connecticut, a bevy of rumors began to spread through schools and communities. I am writing to you to address one of those rumors, and to reassure you that we …
Monday, December 17, 2012
Counties across the state took measures to deal with the Newtown, CT school shooting.
Communities across Maryland have been reeling in the wake of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Some residents said they feared dropping their children off at school while others demanded action from legislators. Hyattsville Elementary School's new principal, Julia Burton, addressed her students Monday before Prince George's County schools observed a minute of silence to honor the victims of Friday's school shooting in Newtown, CT. "Take care of yourself. Take care of each other. And take care of the place," she told students. In Wheaton, parents reacted to the tragic news and talked about school safety in Montgomery County. Frances Frost, a contributor to the Local Voices section on Wheaton Patch, wrote in an email: "As a mom of 4…