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United States

11 February 2009

Baltimore Sun, Editorial

Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon was back in Annapolis yesterday, trying to persuade legislators to tighten laws on illegal gun possession. Too often, she says, people convicted of possessing illegal guns spend little time in jail. A review of 2008 District Court cases by the mayor's staff found that judges gave suspended sentences to 86 percent of gun offenders who were convicted. That's not a punishment, it's a pass. What's more troubling is that many of these same... (GunPolicy.org)

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