| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:52 PM
All Tricia and Bill Lammers wanted was to get their son, Blaec, help to deal with his mental illness. Tricia went so far as to call police in 2012 and tell them her son had just purchased an AR-15 and another semi-automatic weapon.
It was Blaec who told...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:46 PM
The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
| May 2, 2014
| 1:08 PM
Just how long will the ghost of Columbine haunt this country?
This week, thanks in part to a tip from an observant citizen, police in Waseca, Minn., apparently foiled yet another teenager bent on a Columbine-style massacre.
The details of the 17-year-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 4:03 PM
What's your line in the sand?
When do you finally say, "Enough," decide to sell your house, pack up your things and move your life to another state that offers more freedom and liberty?
For me and my family, the straw that broke the camel's back was...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 4:40 PM
On Dec. 14, 2012, a national tragedy intersected with my personal one. When 20-year-old Adam Lanza went to Sandy Hook Elementary school with a gun, my 13-year-old son was in an acute care psychiatric hospital, again. My arms were still purple with bruises...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 9:22 AM
Peter Lanza, the father of the man who killed 20 children and six educators in an elementary school in Connecticut, wishes his son, Adam, had never been born because the massacre was an act that “couldn't get any more evil.”
In a series of...
| Mar 18, 2014
| 4:01 PM
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy's Sandy Hook Advisory Commission has the talent to write an informed, insightful narrative of Adam Lanza's descent into madness and make recommendations that just might stop another massacre of children.
Tragically, the narrow...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Some residents of Newtown, Conn., where 20 first-graders and six adults were gunned down at an elementary school in December 2012, want the shooter's family home demolished and replaced by a park, according to a survey.
The survey by the Newtown-Sandy...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 7:10 PM
KILLEEN, Texas - Four people were dead, including a gunman, and at least 11 others were wounded in a shooting at Ft. Hood, officials said Wednesday. The base was locked down for about four hours, until a siren sounded shortly before 9 p.m. to end the...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Forgive the cynicism, but really, who cares why Army Spec. Ivan Lopez took a gun and killed three people and wounded 16 others at Ft. Hood, Texas, on Wednesday?
Thursday’s stories were filled with details about Lopez and his rampage: He was...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
A yellow card. A simple yellow card. This, for now, serves as an emblematic shield, a safety measure in the wake of the Sandy Hook school shooting.
When my twin granddaughters returned to their elementary school after winter break, their mother, along...