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Crime lab backlogs soared after Baltimore prosecutors pushed to test every gun

In August 2018, amid relentless gun violence sweeping the city, the Baltimore Police Department’s forensic laboratory dramatically shifted priorities: The lab began processing every recovered firearm for fingerprints and DNA instead of testing guns on a case-by-case basis. The policy ...

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Baltimore County police officer indicted, accused of taking kickbacks to certify firearms training

A Baltimore County police officer has been indicted for allegedly accepting bribes and kickbacks to falsify firearms training that is required to obtain handgun licenses and wear-and-carry permits, the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland said. William R. Johnson Jr., 32, ...

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Guns in capitol buildings divide states after armed protests

HELENA, Mont. — In the past year, insurrectionists have breached the U.S. Capitol and armed protesters have forced their way into statehouses around the country. But the question of whether guns should be allowed in capitol buildings remains political, and ...

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Maryland car dealer arrested in NY on weapons charges

NEW YORK — Maryland car dealer Jacob “Jack” Antwerpen was arrested in New York on Wednesday after authorities determined he did not have a valid license for several firearms found aboard his yacht. The Baltimore Sun reports that U.S. Coast ...

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Appellant filed a motion to suppress the firearm recovered from his residence. The motion was heard and denied. Appellant was convicted, pursuant to a not guilty agreed statement of facts, of possession of a regulated firearm after being convicted of a misdemeanor carrying a penalty of more than two years imprisonment. Appellant filed this timely appeal, presenting the following question: Was it error to deny the motion to suppress the firearm seized from and searched in appellant’s home?

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