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."