The Vice President of the Baltimore City Council, Democrat Robert W. Curran, wants to give the mayor the power to declare street lockdowns, store closures, and restrictions on public gatherings in Baltimore City. This is to curb "gun violence" and help bring down the rising murder rate. If Willie Don were dead he'd be rolling in his grave. Obviously this seems overboard to me. I've lived in Maryland all my life and the last people I'd trust with this sort of authority is the permanent, unchallenged Democratic majority in charge of Baltimore City. They're about as dense and politically inbred group of politicians as you'll find anywhere. For decades they've been championing all sorts of gun restrictions and, as usual, their efforts have only made the murder rate go up. And now to fix the mess they've helped cause they want the authority to nullify the rest of the Bill of Rights, too. Via Instapundit - it's a Quagmire!