By Rand Paul
Obama acts as though we no longer have a Constitution
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Gun control advocates in Maryland were bracing for an inevitable challenge to a law giving the state some of the strictest weapons prohibitions in the nation, even as they gathered Thursday to applaud Gov. Martin O'Malley for signing the bill he shepherded through the General Assembly.
Gov. Martin O'Malley was scheduled to sign dozens of bills into law Thursday, including a measure making Maryland the 18th state to abolish the death penalty.
Maryland will become the 19th state to approve a medical marijuana program, but it's unclear when one will be up and running.
Democratic Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley said Wednesday from Jerusalem that he is mulling a 2016 run for the White House.
First lady Michelle Obama visited the Naval Academy and the State House in Annapolis Wednesday to bring national attention to a Maryland law aimed at helping veterans gain professional credentials.
The Maryland State Board of Elections confirmed Tuesday that it is reviewing paperwork for a petition to put sweeping firearms legislation on the 2014 ballot, a day before a Maryland state delegate plans to announce progress in an effort to challenge the recently passed gun laws.
Supporters of Maryland's recently passed gun control law champion its stricter requirements and broader bans on assault weapons, but at a weekend gun and knife show in Annapolis, gun rights advocates said they are worried the new legislation is going to make gun possession more difficult for them than for criminals.
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley has yet to sign his gun control bill, but gun rights supporters are already gearing up for a referendum that would let voters decide whether they want to keep the sweeping legislation.
The Maryland General Assembly has approved a measure to allow medical marijuana programs at academic medical research centers that decide to participate.
A three-minute video of Sarah Merkle's testimony about Maryland's new gun legislation has drawn more than 2 million views on YouTube, won her praise from gun rights advocates across the country and even scored her an interview on national television last week.
The Second Amendment got attacked this week from three sides, leaving gun owners scrambling to find safe ground. While President Obama has lost momentum for federal gun-control laws, he has picked up victories with his allies in blue states and at the United Nations.
When Maryland elected officials announced something needed to be done about gun violence, I had hopes that we would see real solutions. I have since abandoned all hope.
Maryland's House of Delegates on Wednesday passed a package of gun restrictions making its laws among the toughest in the country and reinforcing what analysts say is a trend toward states with strict gun regulations passing laws making them stricter.
Four months after the shooting rampage in Newtown, Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy on Thursday signed into law what legislators have touted as the strictest gun control package of any state in the nation.
The Maryland House of Delegates gave final approval Wednesday to a package of gun control legislation that will give the state among the most restrictive laws in the country.
"This legislation is a part of that," he said.