April 4, 2001
Gun safety education plan draws criticism By LAURA ERNDE firstname.lastname@example.org Some Washington County lawmakers said they are wary of a statewide proposal to require gun safety education in public schools. continued The Maryland House of Delegates is expected to vote today on the plan, intended to prevent children from dying in accidental shootings. Critics say it puts an added burden on school systems that are already struggling to give children a basic education.
March 14, 2001
Waynesboro officials mull school safety By DON AINES / Staff Writer WAYNESBORO, Pa. - In the wake of two incidents this month that resulted in three students facing criminal charges, Waynesboro Area School District Interim Superintendent Herbert A. Phelps said Tuesday the district will try to help students police themselves. "Students are the best policers of their own ranks," Phelps said at the meeting of the school district's Board of School Directors. He said the district formed a task force early in the school year to examine student discipline, but now it is being asked to look at both school security and creating an environment in which students feel comfortable reporting incidents or behavior that could be a prelude to violence.
November 30, 1999
Local lawmakers expressed skepticism Tuesday about Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening's plan to require childproof guns. cont. from front page "I'm concerned about the possibility that this is just the first step in an attempt to disarm Marylanders," said Sen. Donald F. Munson, R-Washington. Glendening announced this week that he plans to introduce legislation next year prohibiting the sale of new handguns unless they are equipped with devices allowing them to be fired only by authorized users.
October 15, 1999
Deck was stacked against gun supporters To the editor: I attended the meeting on Smart Guns at HCC in Hagerstown on Tuesday, Oct. 5. When I asked the Governor's Task Force if they would be comfortable with the new Smart Guns I received no reply, nor did anyone else to their questions. The police officers looking down from the stage on the crowd of whom about 98 percent were against this measure while wearing their guns openly and the suited plainclothes officers with their sidearms clearly bulging under their coats doesn't exactly present a friendly atmosphere.