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OPINION
January 28, 2013
With all due respect to the national hysteria du jour, gun control isn't anything I give any serious thought to on a regular basis. I suppose, if you put a gun to my head (hahaha) I would probably support free and open ownership of all weaponry, as soon as we can guarantee that we can keep it out of the hands of the criminally insane. But I do rather enjoy all the stated reasons for possessing rapid-fire rifles, including the standard “government tyranny” defense. It is not because I do not believe in the clear and present danger of government tyranny - it's just that the dudes who go on and on about it are all talk and no action.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 21, 2013
At least two Franklin County, Pa., businesses are among the vendors deciding to not attend the 58th annual Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show because the event's organizer banned the display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Keystone Country Store of Fort Loudon, Pa., said on its Facebook page that it will not attend the show, but it already sponsored archery shoots that are expected to be held as usual. GUTNTAG LLC, of Greencastle, Pa., also decided to pull out of the show.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | April 3, 2004
laurae@herald-mail.com Maryland gun rights activists achieved a victory Friday when a proposed assault weapons ban was defeated 6-5 by a state Senate committee. Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington, helped kill the bill, which would have continued a federal assault weapons ban that's set to expire Sept. 13. "It doesn't make any sense to do it when, as the state police said, most crimes are committed with handguns," he said. Steve Palmer, president of the Washington County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs, said he was pleased by the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee's action.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2013
Area residents had mixed opinions Wednesday on President Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence, which include asking Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Andy Stickle of Gapland said although he is a hunter he supports the gun control proposals, specifically background checks and a ban on assault weapons. “There are too many nuts out there with assault weapons killing our youth,” Stickle, 63, said.
NEWS
by TAMELA BAKER | March 9, 2006
ANNAPOLIS - Friends and foes of gun control spent hours Wednesday in a sometimes series of hearings on bills designed to either restrict or expand gun ownership in Maryland. The House Judiciary Committee heard 12 bills, ranging from repealing requirements for safety devices on handguns sold in the state to banning assault weapons. The hearings were briefly interrupted when fire alarms went off in the new wing of the House office building, forcing legislators to evacuate. Some witnesses made repeat performances, testifying on several bills.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | Kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2013
Even as President Obama unveiled a series of gun control measures Wednesday, members of the largely Republican Washington County delegation in the state capital said they were skeptical of the president's actions. Some said that a ban on assault weapons was not going to work, while one legislator said that criminals and psychopaths were not going to follow the proposed laws. “A lot of these liberal legislators have a anti-gun mentality anyways, they take tragedies like what happened in Newtown … and unfortunately they exploit it for political purposes,” said Del. Michael Hough.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | January 19, 2004
Sen. Mooney weighs in on extra pounds ANNAPOLIS - You've heard of the "freshman 15," but how about the "session 15. " Hectic schedules and an abundance of free food offerings can lead some lawmakers to pack on a few extra pounds during the 90-day legislative session. Sen. Alex X. Mooney, R-Frederick/Washington, has an incentive to trim down. He and three other members of the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee weighed in on opening day last Wednesday. Whoever gains the most weight has to buy lunch for the group.
NEWS
by LAURA ERNDE | February 4, 2004
laurae@herald-mail.com Washington County sportsmen will join hundreds of others who plan to descend on Annapolis next week to try to block major gun-control legislation. "It's going to get quite crowded down there," said Steve Palmer, president of the Washington County Federation of Sportsmen's Clubs. Their target is legislation that would extend the rules of a federal assault weapons ban that is set to expire Sept. 13. Palmer said wording of the proposed law is so vague that it could be used to ban guns used for legitimate purposes such as hunting and target shooting.
NEWS
By James Warner | August 9, 2008
Barak Obama has a problem. It is a problem that has plagued Democrats for years. It lost the 1988 election for Michael Dukakis. It lost the 2000 election for Al Gore. It probably lost the 2004 election for John Kerry. It lost control of Congress for 12 years for Democrats. It could lose the 2008 election for Obama. The problem is guns. Democrats know that they have this problem. They don't know how to respond to it. Several years ago I saw the results of a survey that was privately conducted.
OPINION
January 29, 2013
“May I respectfully suggest that all pro- and anti-gun advocates research the Dick Act of 1902. It spells out many issues that have been violated by many presidents in both parties, on down over the past 111 years. This has been verified by snopes.com. Bet it will open many eyes. By the way, this act of Congress cannot be repealed for several reasons.” - Kearneysville, W.Va. “Some constructive criticism for Mayor Gysberts, regarding your photo at a grand opening, in the Jan. 17 Herald-Mail.
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NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | February 28, 2013
A gun-control bill endorsed by Gov. Martin O'Malley passed the Senate on Thursday after days of spirited debate and heads now to the House of Delegates. There are Washington County legislators such as Christopher B. Shank, R-Washington, who are opposed to the bill with “every fiber of our being.” On the other side is Sen. Ronald N. Young, D-Frederick/Washington, who said that the bill might not be the complete answer but is a step in the right direction. The bill passed 28 to 19 about 12:30 p.m. Thursday, with the day's proceedings lasting more than four hours.
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OPINION
February 26, 2013
“I heard on the news today that gas has gone up some-odd cents for the past 22 days. I would like to know why people in today's society are so complacent, and they won't do anything about these problems.” - Hagerstown “Take a look at the paper Feb. 19, with the front page showing Bob Bruchey as the new general manager of the Suns. Now we all know why Bruchey wanted to press the stadium so hard. He's in there for everything he can get. Thank God we have David Gysberts for the new mayor.” - Hagerstown “I think the post office should stop using Band-Aids like raising stamp prices 1 cent and discontinuing Saturday delivery, to fix their problems.
OPINION
January 28, 2013
With all due respect to the national hysteria du jour, gun control isn't anything I give any serious thought to on a regular basis. I suppose, if you put a gun to my head (hahaha) I would probably support free and open ownership of all weaponry, as soon as we can guarantee that we can keep it out of the hands of the criminally insane. But I do rather enjoy all the stated reasons for possessing rapid-fire rifles, including the standard “government tyranny” defense. It is not because I do not believe in the clear and present danger of government tyranny - it's just that the dudes who go on and on about it are all talk and no action.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | January 24, 2013
A Washington County Circuit Court jury on Thursday found a Hagerstown man guilty of assault and weapons charges for attacking a man during a 2012 drug deal. Judge Dana Moylan Wright ordered a presentence investigation for Eric Shaquille Baymon, who was found guilty of first- and second-degree assault, use of a handgun in a crime of violence, reckless endangerment and two other gun charges. First-degree assault carries a maximum penalty of 25 years in prison and use of a handgun in a crime of violence has a mandatory minimum sentence of five years, under Maryland law. Baymon, 19, of 42 E. Washington St., was charged in an April 11, 2012, incident near the intersection of Lee and Potomac streets in which he was accused of assaulting Giancarlos Badia, 22, of 272 S. Potomac St., according to Hagerstown police charging documents.
NEWS
By JENNIFER FITCH | waynesboro@herald-mail.com | January 21, 2013
At least two Franklin County, Pa., businesses are among the vendors deciding to not attend the 58th annual Eastern Sports and Outdoors Show because the event's organizer banned the display and sale of assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines. Keystone Country Store of Fort Loudon, Pa., said on its Facebook page that it will not attend the show, but it already sponsored archery shoots that are expected to be held as usual. GUTNTAG LLC, of Greencastle, Pa., also decided to pull out of the show.
NEWS
By KAUSTUV BASU | Kaustuv.basu@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2013
Even as President Obama unveiled a series of gun control measures Wednesday, members of the largely Republican Washington County delegation in the state capital said they were skeptical of the president's actions. Some said that a ban on assault weapons was not going to work, while one legislator said that criminals and psychopaths were not going to follow the proposed laws. “A lot of these liberal legislators have a anti-gun mentality anyways, they take tragedies like what happened in Newtown … and unfortunately they exploit it for political purposes,” said Del. Michael Hough.
NEWS
By CALEB CALHOUN | caleb.calhoun@herald-mail.com | January 16, 2013
Area residents had mixed opinions Wednesday on President Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence, which include asking Congress to pass universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines like the ones used in the Newtown, Conn., school shooting. Andy Stickle of Gapland said although he is a hunter he supports the gun control proposals, specifically background checks and a ban on assault weapons. “There are too many nuts out there with assault weapons killing our youth,” Stickle, 63, said.
NEWS
By DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com | March 22, 2011
A convicted killer who pleaded guilty Tuesday in Washington County Circuit Court to charges stemming from a state prison stabbing of a fellow inmate received another 18 months on top of sentences that could see him in prison until the middle of the century. David Harvey, 30, an inmate at Roxbury Correctional Institution near Hagerstown, pleaded guilty to second-degree assault and possession of a dangerous weapon with intent to injure in the Oct. 9, 2010, assault on inmate Michael Jones, according to the application for statement of charges.
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