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Steven I. Platt: Federal ‘rules’ hamper democratic governance

The month of April has at best been a month during which events have generated serious questions about our federal government’s ability to protect its citizens, as well as its ability to institutionally respect and respond to the will of the huge majority of the people officials were elected to represent.

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Challenges expected on gun-control laws

Sen. Brian E. Frosh, who has all but officially announced his candidacy for Maryland attorney general next year, could find himself — if elected — defending in court the constitutionality of the state’s coming gun-control laws. These will impose licensing and fingerprinting requirements on handgun purchasers, ban semi-automatic assault weapons and limit the size of ammunition magazines.

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