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Headlines: Gov. O'Malley to Push Strict New Gun Laws

Take a look at some of the top news from local news media this weekend.

The big stories from this weekend include the Ravens dramatic win over the Denver Broncos, a poll showing Maryland residents favoring new gun control measures and Gov. Martin O’Malley’s plans to pursue some of the toughest gun laws in the nation.

O'Malley Wants Tough New Gun Laws

According to administration sources, Gov. Martin O'Malley will seek tough new laws banning assault weapons, requiring prospective gun owners to provide Maryland State Police with fingerprints and complete a gun-safety course, according to the Washington Post.   

Maryland Residents Overwhelmingly Support Gun Control

Annapolis firm OpinionWorks conducted a poll of 800 Maryland residents, and found they overwhelmingly support a ban on assault weapons and favor limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets, according to the Baltimore Sun

O’Malley Plans Push for Off Shore Wind

Despite set backs in the past two years, Gov. Martin O’Malley is set to push for a bill that would allow for planting giant windmills off the cost of Ocean City, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Man Arrested at Senior Center with Makeshift Blowtorch

Police arrested Sean Lee, 45, was arrested at an apartment for senior citizens in Northeast Baltimore with a make shift blowtorch, according to WBAL-TV.

Check Speed Camera Accuracy Online

Residents can now check the calibrations and daily verification tests on Maryland SafeZone speed cameras online to make sure they’re accurate, according to WJZ-TV.  

Ravens Win in Double OT

Kicker Justin Tucker’s 47-yard field goal may have won the game, but it was quarterback Joe Flacco’s 70-yard heave down field to wide receiver Jacoby Jones to tie the game in the waning moments of regulation that will be remembered, according to the Associated Press.

A Heart-Stopping Playoff Win

Dean Bartoli Smith writes in the Baltimore Brew that the Ravens’ 38-35 win "will be remembered as one of the greatest games in NFL playoff history."

Ravens Brewing Something Special

Peter Schmuck, of the Baltimore Sun, writes that "destiny" may be on the Ravens’ side as the "stars certainly seem to be lining up for something very, very special."

Sanchez January 14, 2013 at 05:07 PM
Will O'Malley's push for more laws include the taking away HIS ARMED SECURITY?
Sanchez January 15, 2013 at 02:16 PM
If the precedent is set to LICENSE the God given rights we delegated the Government the powers to protect, how soon will these tyrants require a license be required to exercise your 1st Amendment right? Will the 1st be regulated by license as the tyrants want the 2nd? How about the 4th?
Sanchez January 16, 2013 at 06:21 PM
We have proof Obama and the Democrat tyrants do not care about ALL "gun violence" with this statement by HLS Chief Napolitano. "In the aftermath of the tragic Newtown shooting, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), together with the Department of Justice (DOJ), and the FBI have worked to identify measures that could be taken to reduce the risk of mass casualty shootings. "
Sanchez January 17, 2013 at 03:25 PM
Obama and many others want better background checks and to include medical issues that may affect the firearm purchaser. Fine. Jessie Jackson Jr was RE-ELECTED to office WHILE confined to a mental hospital and had been for 5 months so confined. Does any reasonable American feel that those MAKING the firearm laws should NOT BE subject to the same mental health background checks? Those MAKING LAW should be subject to STRICTER mental health background checks than anyone else! I call on EVERY American to DEMAND from their elected officials a MENTAL HEALTH BACKGROUND check for all politicians, in office and running for office! What is good for you and me to simply exercise our guaranteed rights should be good for those making the laws.
Sanchez January 17, 2013 at 09:33 PM
I asked the other day just what exactly is an "assault weapon" and the regulars answered in their typical childish insulting ways. "Even Defining ‘Assault Rifles’ Is Complicated" From the bastion of right wing buffoonery, the New York times. "One obstacle President Obama may face in proposing a new federal ban on assault weapons could lie in the use of the term “assault weapon” itself. The label, applied to a group of firearms sold on the civilian market, has become so politicized in recent decades that where people stand on the gun issue can often be deduced by whether they use the term. " http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/17/us/even-defining-assault-weapons-is-complicated.html?hp&_r=1&;

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