| Jul 16, 2014
| 1:54 PM
Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky are the first would-be contenders for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination to go mano-a-mano.
The fight is sharply drawn. In an op-ed in The Washington Post, Perry warned of a growing...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash?
Common sense would seem to suggest the latter. Cars are everywhere. We are an auto-obsessed nation. To be American is to drive -- everywhere. Teenagers itch to get behind the wheel, and the...
| Jul 19, 2014
| 11:26 AM
A recent Your View by gun-rights activists Alan Gottlieb and Dave Workman accused Everytown for Gun Safety of cloaking its intentions "in a fabric of lies."
Every year about 31,000 Americans are killed by gun violence. But look to the scientific...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 1:10 PM
Re. "Council should forgo stipends, benefits," July 8: Council members need to continue receiving modest stipends and benefits.
Recent comments by James H. Bridges suggest that he is living in his own fantasyland, with no experience running for or...
| Jul 21, 2014
| 7:25 PM
Melissa Resnick came all the way from Houston, Texas, to take part in a special A Girl & A Gun steel shoot at Guthsville Rod and Gun Club Saturday.
Actually, Resnick was visiting friends in New York, but found out about the shoot several months in...
| Jul 22, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Republican gun lovers in the mold of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie always point to mental illness as the cause of mass murders in the United States and not the proliferation of firearms. They seem to think people are being killed with unhealthy...
| Jul 3, 2014
| 10:33 AM
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed a bill that would have reduced the capacity of gun magazines from 15 to 10 bullets, a small change that in the heated atmosphere surrounding gun issues is enough to raise the political temperature.
| Jul 4, 2014
| 8:58 PM
After taking a firearms training course, paying a host of fees, and submitting fingerprints for a background check that he ultimately passed, Michael Thomas was puzzled when he was notified earlier this year that a special review board had denied his...
| Jul 10, 2014
It's a classic Orwellian nightmare: The government decides to deny you a right it extends to other people, but it won't tell you why and it won't tell you what you can do about it. You're stuck in purgatory, effectively convicted without being tried...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 5:01 PM
The concept would be laughable if there weren't so many people taking it seriously.
The idea is that states have the right under the 10th Amendment to unilaterally reject federal laws on issues not expressly reserved for the federal government in the...
| Jul 11, 2014
The creation and implementation of Illinois' law permitting licensed owners to carry concealed firearms has not been a graceful process. It was forced on the state, the last to forbid conceal carry, by a federal appeals court in 2012. The General Assembly...