Kevin Alston

A surge in the number of Americans with permits to carry concealed weapons coincides with a significant drop in violent crime in the U.S. . (credit: Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Court Overturns Mandatory Sentence in Gun Case

Maryland’s attorney general is weighing whether to ask the state’s highest court to reconsider a ruling overturning the mandatory five-year minimum sentence of a defendant with a prior felony drug conviction for carrying a handgun, a spokesman said Friday.