| Jul 15, 2013
| 9:42 AM
Among other things, the murder trial of George Zimmerman offered a glimpse of the world the National Rife Association envisions, a world in which, to paraphrase only slightly, "good guys with guns" are out there stopping bad guys, with or without guns. Do...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Got lots of response to my Sunday column on the George Zimmerman acquittal, most of it critical of my points that there's something wrong with our overly broad self-defense laws and that it doesn't seem right that a gun-wielding self-appointed...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 8:10 PM
SPRINGFIELD -- Lawmakers made Illinois the last state to allow concealed carry of firearms in two quick votes Tuesday that formalized the deepening rift between Gov. Pat Quinn and the legislature.
The House and Senate voted to override Quinn's...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 4:32 PM
By America's pre-eminent unsolicited advice columnist, for the Sunday paper Dear New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg: Thank you for your interest in the Illinois governor’s race. We’re touched that you cared enough to cut a 90-second web video...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 9:32 PM
I'm not totally unsympathetic to New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's determination to spend some of his millions to fund campaigns against incumbent Democrats nationwide who appear to be in the pocket of the National Rifle Association. But this new ad........
| Jul 12, 2013
| 3:43 PM
Springfield, Mo. -- Missouri Governor Jay Nixon signed into law two separate gun measures aimed to keep public schools safer. The first is a three-part law that deals with teaching kids about gun safety and requires schools to train for active-shooter...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:00 PM
After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the slaying of Trayvon Martin, Stevie Wonder declared that he would never again perform in Florida or in any state with a "stand your ground" law. Over the last week, moral outrage over the reckless expansion of...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood.
It was 2010 and word...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson was recognized this month by a national law enforcement association for advocating for stricter gun control laws.
Johnson received the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives'...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The Los Angeles Community College District’s nine campuses will be gun-free zones, according to a resolution passed this week by the Board of Trustees that bans weapons in almost all circumstances.
“It is our responsibility to provide a...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 3:01 PM
Newtown did not change everything in Connecticut public life. The slaughter of 26 innocents at the Sandy Hook School has not caused Democratic and Working Families Gov. Dannel P. Malloy to shed his expensive addiction to corporate welfare. Last week,...