A month after the Newtown, Conn., elementary school massacre, Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley outlined a "comprehensive approach" to dealing with gun violence that includes some of the strictest gun-control measures in the country.
Maryland saw a significant drop in fire-related deaths in 2012, in part due to the requirement that the state only sell safer cigarettes that extinguishmore quickly when left unattended, officials say.
Montgomery County school officials voted unanimously last night to increase security measures at the county's elementary schools; now it's up to the County Council to approve the $364,000 needed to finance the improvements.
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