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PNS Daily Newscast - October 1, 2020 


Concern that Trump's Proud Boys comments could encourage "alt-right" groups; report finds key swing states went into manufacturing decline pre-pandemic.


2020Talks - October 1, 2020 


Experts are concerned about white supremacist violence leading up to the election. And, the Presidential Debate Commission says they plan to change rules after Trump's almost constant interruptions.

Public News Service - MD: Gun Violence Prevention

A proposed bill in Maryland aims to put the state's rules for shotgun purchases on par with those for handguns. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- When the Maryland General Assembly starts on Wednesday, a gun bill that didn't pass last year's session will be one of the top priorities for gun-control advocates in the new session. House Bill 4 would close a dangerous gap in state law that allows Marylanders to privately sell

Maryland's decision to loosen restrictions on some gun permits runs counter to some of the state's other firearms laws. (Adobe stock)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland State Police announced this week that the state has lifted restrictions on concealed carry gun permits for business owners. The restriction had limited business owners to carrying handguns only when on the job, or traveling to or from work. With the policy change,

Amnesty Internationalís new report on compensating gunshot victims says gun violence in the U.S. is a human rights crisis, and that survivors and families need effective reparations. (Adobe Stock)

BALTIMORE – Survivors of firearm violence in Maryland, and their families, aren't getting the support they need to cope with their recovery and trauma, according to a new report. Amnesty International says a combination of too much paperwork and not enough outreach keeps people from accessin

Capital Gazette reporters were put in the frightening situation of covering a mass shooting in their own building on Thursday. (Pixabay)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – In what appears to be one of the deadliest attacks on journalists in U.S. history, the nation's journalism associations are offering all available resources to support The Capital Gazette. Police continue to investigate and interrogate the gunman who opened fire at the Annap

A gunman is dead after wounding two fellow students with a handgun Tuesday morning at a high school in southern Maryland. (Pixabay)

GREAT MILLS, Md. — In the wake of the latest school shooting, that took place at Great Mills High School, both sides of the gun control debate have found reasons to praise ongoing efforts to limit gun violence. The shooter, just 17 years old, opened fire in the hallway of the school just be

Maryland's assault weapons ban challenge has been revived after the Orlando massacre. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - The massive shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando that left 49 dead has renewed efforts in Maryland to keep the state's assault weapons ban in place. The state's landmark Firearms Safety Act of 2013 is currently being challenged in court. Maryland Attorney General Brian Frosh is s

Gun rights supporters will get another chance to argue about overturning Maryland's assault weapons ban. (iStockphoto/Ultra1s)

ANNAPOLIS, Md. – Maryland lawmakers passed the sweeping Firearms Safety Act after the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Newtown, Conn. But the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has now decided a lower court was wrong when it upheld the state’s ban on assault rifles and it h

Photo: Momsrising celebrates new Maryland gun law.(Members shown here delivering petitions to the NRA) Photo credit: Momsrising

ANNAPOLIS, Md. - After watching a string of disappointments from Congress, a national women's grassroots organization is celebrating Maryland's new gun law. Today, Gov. Martin O'Malley signs legislation banning 45 types of assault weapons. It also limits gun magazines to 10 bullets and requires toug

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