Jacob Fenston http://whqr.org en New Maryland Firearms Law Rides In On A Wave Of Gun Sales http://whqr.org/post/new-maryland-firearms-law-rides-wave-gun-sales One of the strictest gun laws in the nation went into effect in Maryland on Tuesday. The new law bans assault rifles and high-capacity magazines, and it makes Maryland one of only six states that require handgun purchasers to get fingerprinted and take gun safety courses.<p>Gun owners in the state aren't happy, and in recent weeks, they've been flocking to snap up firearms. On Monday, outside Fred's Sporting Goods in Waldorf, there was a huge crowd and a countdown sign advertising: "1 day left."<p>The law is just a lot of "bureaucratic nonsense," says gun owner Leslie Cates. Tue, 01 Oct 2013 21:21:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 43963 at http://whqr.org New Maryland Firearms Law Rides In On A Wave Of Gun Sales Maryland To Vote On Its Own Dream Act http://whqr.org/post/maryland-vote-its-own-dream-act Transcript <p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST: <p>We've heard some discussion of immigration in this year's presidential campaign. We have not seen much immigration legislation move on Capitol Hill. But one state is holding a referendum on a local version of an immigration bill that's been debated in Washington. The so-called Maryland Dream Act would offer in-state tuition rates to undocumented college students residing in Maryland. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:53:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 26103 at http://whqr.org Reenacting Antietam: Fighting As Family Once Did http://whqr.org/post/reenacting-antietam-fighting-family-once-did Transcript <p>LINDA WERTHEIMER, HOST: <p>Tomorrow marks the 150th anniversary of the Civil War's Battle of Antietam, one of the bloodiest days of any war. In honor of the sesquicentennial, the battle site is hosting a slew of events commemorating the fight. Reporter Jacob Fenston went to Sharpsburg, Maryland, the site of the battle, and brings us this report.<p>JACOB FENSTON, BYLINE: It started just before dawn.<p>(SOUNDBITE OF BUGLE PLAYING)<p>FENSTON: As the bugle sounds in the still-dark morning, men rustle out of their canvas tents, pulling on dusty and worn wool jackets. Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:56:00 +0000 Jacob Fenston 24157 at http://whqr.org