| Jan 28, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Chris Christensen, a rough-hewn cowboy beneath a big brown hat, finished up his M-16 burrito and took a slug of coffee.
Waitresses glided past, balancing trays of bacon and eggs on their shoulders while sleek black pistols bounced on their hips.
| Jan 26, 2015
| 4:11 PM
State senators killed off nearly all of Gov. Terry McAuliffe's gun control package Monday, downing 10 bills in a Republican-controlled committee.
It seemed for a while, though, that they had advanced a major Democratic priority: Stripping people of...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 2:51 PM
For most of her adult life, Alfena Rascoe battled obesity.
At 238 pounds, the Laurel resident said, the extra weight slowed her down, affecting her stamina at work as a child psychiatric specialist. It also led to high blood pressure, putting her at...
| Jan 21, 2015
| 9:00 PM
The Florida Legislature doesn’t do anything quickly, except when it involves guns.
Then, they jump into action.
Another gun bill to make the gun lovers and the NRA happy?
Sure, why not.
Thus, we have the fast track bill to allow...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:51 AM
America's police forces are in the spotlight. After the police shooting deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, as well as this past week's decision by a grand jury not to indict the officer caught on video...
| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Hollywood has not traditionally been known for nuanced thinking when it comes to gender assumptions in movie marketing. According to the crude calculus of studio salesmanship, women like movies featuring romance and pretty dresses and almost anything...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 2:06 PM
TALLAHASSEE — A Florida lawmaker has filed a bill that would allow people to carry concealed weapons on the campuses of state colleges and universities.
The measure, to be considered in the spring, would apply only to people licensed to carry...
| Dec 10, 2014
| 10:34 AM
TALLAHASSEE — Florida gun dealers saw a sharp increase in sales as shoppers flooded stores the day after Thanksgiving.
With 8,300 background checks conducted on Black Friday, the traditional start of the holiday shopping period, the Florida...
| Jan 18, 2015
| 8:41 PM
In the wake of lawsuits filed against several Pennsylvania cities, Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski is moving forward with plans to repeal a city gun law in hopes of avoiding a similar battle.
The repeal, being introduced to Allentown City Council this...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:44 PM
Armed with a new state law, pro-gun groups are rapidly scaling up their attack on municipal firearms ordinances in Pennsylvania, with the National Rifle Association filing suit over gun-control measures in three cities.
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:05 PM
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances.