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  • Letters: Back off, NRA

    Re "NRA vs. nominee for surgeon general," March 16 It's happening again. The health and safety of the American public is being held hostage by the National Rifle Assn., this time through its opposition to Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy's nomination as...
  • House should become bedfellow in 'SYG' fix: Editorial

    If politics makes strange bedfellows, then the state Senate's latest run at Florida's deplorable "stand your ground" law offers — in a good way — a textbook example. On Monday, the Senate Criminal Justice Committee debated a bipartisan...
  • Orange County loosens requirements for carrying concealed guns

    Orange County loosens requirements for carrying concealed guns
    Orange County has loosened requirements for carrying concealed weapons in public following a pro-gun ruling last week by a federal appeals court, officials said Thursday. A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2 to 1 that...
  • Why the L.A. Community College District banned guns on campus

    Some months after the Sandy Hook murders, Scott J. Svonkin, elected in 2011 to the Los Angeles Community College board of trustees, heard that a couple of his own campuses were hosting gun safety classes. They had to go, he decided. His colleagues...
  • Hey corporations and your D.C. lackeys -- mitts off California

    Hey corporations and your D.C. lackeys -- mitts off California
    Oh, how they love that siren song of states’ rights -- until they don’t like hearing us singing it. In a disturbing story, my Washington colleague Evan Halper chronicles how some D.C. regulators and big corporations -- like the ones that...
  • Related story: In Colorado, gun control advocates cite caveats amid NRA win

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There is a danger in drawing overly broad conclusions from any one election, especially an off-year election. That would apply even more to an election as singular as Colorado's unprecedented recall vote. Exercising a 100-...
  • GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation

    GOP senator's changed vote puts ATF nominee on verge of confirmation
    WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote. Democrats had expected a close...
  • Trayvon Martin's mom calls for stand-your-ground reforms

    Trayvon Martin's mom calls for stand-your-ground reforms
    A panel of U.S. senators Tuesday dissected Florida's "stand your ground" law with the help of the mothers of two young black men shot to death in the state last year. "The person who shot my son is walking the street today," said Sybrina Fulton,...
  • NRA isn't budging in post-verdict 'stand your ground' standoff

    NRA isn't budging in post-verdict 'stand your ground' standoff
    The lines appear to have been drawn in the coming "stand your ground" standoff. The National Rifle Assn. made clear Wednesday that it would not budge, one day after U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. made an impassioned speech at the NAACP convention in...
  • After 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies, protesters defend Zimmerman

    After 'Justice for Trayvon' rallies, protesters defend Zimmerman
    HOUSTON — Dueling marches here Sunday in support of and in opposition to the verdict in the George Zimmerman case led to a massive police deployment, heated face-offs but no violence, police said. For many, the protests showed that although the...
  • Judge scraps Chicago's ban on retail gun shops

    Judge scraps Chicago's ban on retail gun shops
    A federal judge on Monday stripped away a key element of Chicago's gun ordinance, ruling that it is unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city. U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang found that the city failed to convince...