The number of law enforcement officers killed by firearms jumped by 56 percent this year and included 15 ambush deaths. But gun-related police deaths still remain far below historic highs and lower than the average annual figures in the past decade, according to a report released Tuesday.
Heroin and fentanyl patches were among the drugs seized in a Glen Burnie bust by police on Monday.
The police chief in Beloit, Wis., wants city residents to allow their homes to be searched for guns.
More gun sales than ever are slipping through the federal background check system — 186,000 last year, a rate of 512 gun sales a day, as states fail to consistently provide thorough, real-time updates on criminal and mental histories to the FBI.
Newly released emails show Attorney General Eric Holder said that Justice Department prosecutors who were critical of the department’s handling of the fallout of the Fast and Furious gun-walking scandal could “kiss my ass.”
Maryland State Police say three people were arrested and crack cocaine, heroin, marijuana and guns were seized during a raid on an Elkton home.
The National Rifle Association has endorsed Republican Larry Hogan in the Maryland governor’s race.
An attorney who successfully challenged the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside a home says the centerpiece of new gun legislation passed by the D.C. Council is unconstitutional and that a judge should keep it from going into effect.
Gun control groups say this is the year they finally go toe-to-toe with the National Rifle Association and match their foe’s imposing campaign spending for congressional candidates.
District of Columbia officials are proposing that residents can carry concealed handguns if they show a reason for seeking a permit.