Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Most guns were from family members who did not want the weapons of their deceased relatives, according to a release.
Police reported a total of 16 guns and 20 boxes of ammunition were turned in for their first Turn-In Day event on Saturday. The public was given the option to turn in guns anonymously on Saturday, no identification required. The event was part of a statewide effort organized by Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler. In total, the following were given to police during the event: "The most frequent reason given for turning in a gun or ammunition was that it belonged to a deceased relative, and they no longer wanted it in their home," according to a news release. All guns donated to the police will be destroyed, according to the release.
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Annapolis Police and the Attorney General are asking the public to help safely dispose of unwanted firearms this weekend.
This Saturday, the Annapolis Police Department will be one of many law enforcement agencies participating in Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler’s Statewide Gun Turn-In Day. Gansler said the turn-in event promotes safety anonymously. “Any Marylander who has a gun that is no longer wanted will be able to get rid of it safely, no questions asked,” he said, adding that there will be no ID required to surrender a weapon. Anyone can turn in unloaded handguns, rifles, shotguns or air guns at 199 Taylor Ave. in Annapolis from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The public is asked to transport and handle the guns safely, and keep them unloaded, according to a news release. The gun does not need to be in working order. Ammunition can be turned in separately for…
Friday, December 28, 2012
The director for civil rights was convicted of misdemeanor possession of marijuana in November.
Maryland's Attorney General's Office has confirmed that Carl Snowden resigned as the office's director for civil rights effective Jan. 8. "Because the letter is a personnel matter, we are not disclosing any of the contents of the letter," Deputy Communications Director Alan Brody said. "If he wants to do so, he is free to do so." Snowden, who is also the chairman of Housing Authority for the City of Annapolis (HACA), was convicted of misdemeanor possession of marijuana in November. He was arrested in April with co-defendant Anthony Hill after Baltimore City police officers discovered a cigar containing marijuana in the center cup holder of Snowden's 2010 Honda Pilot. "It has been my privilege and pleasure to serve Marylanders over the last…
Monday, July 2, 2012
Since the office opened Monday morning, spokesman David Paulson says emails have been coming in accusing gas stations and hotels of raising rates due to Friday's storm.
Since Friday's storm swept through Maryland, Patch readers across the state have alerted editors to hotels and gas stations raising prices. Some people are making more formal reports to the attorney general. "We are starting to receive some complaints," said attorney general spokesman David Paulson. "So far it's relatively few complaints—in the single digits, and they are being done by email." He said the number is likely to rise. "We expect that we will get many more," Paulson said. "This is when the complaints start coming into us." He added that while Attorney General Doug Gansler wants to hear these stories, they are essentially for informational purposes only. "Maryland does not have a price gouging statute," Paulson said. "This …
Friday, May 18, 2012
Ruling stems from divorce case filed by a couple married in California in 2008.
UPDATED (5:12 p.m.)—Same-sex marriages legally performed out of state must be recognized by Maryland Courts, according to a decision issued Friday by Maryland’s highest court. “Maryland courts will withhold recognition of a valid foreign marriage only if that marriage is ‘repugnant’ to State public policy,” wrote Court of Appeals Judge Glenn Harrell Jr. in the 7-0 decision. Legal experts and Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler said the decision has both immediate and long-term effects—even as the state moves toward a possible referendum on the recently passed law allowing same-sex marriage in the state. Gansler, who in 2010 issued what he called “a forecast” opinion predicting the court would ultimately recognize out-of-state same-…