| Sep 30, 2014
| 5:20 PM
Sarah Osborn, 15, of Hampton, keeps adding to her treasure chest of national records.
In her latest competition — the Virginia 4-H State Championships at Appomattox’s Holiday Lake on Sept. 13-14 — she set five national records in...
| May 13, 2014
| 5:04 PM
Taylor Harrison just wanted to finish her gymnastics season on a high note at the Level 10 Junior Olympic National Championships in Jackson, Miss.
To her, a top-10 finish in the all-around would have been acceptable.
But she far exceeded her...
| Aug 23, 2014
I am in favor of restrictions on gun ownership by criminals and those with certain types of mental illness. I believe the court ruling on "Docs vs. Glocks" will have the opposite effect. A major concern of mine is the way in which mental illnesses that...
| Sep 9, 2014
Once again, our convoluted and twisted gun culture sends another person to his death.
A 9-year-old girl's parents take her to a gun range near Las Vegas to practice shooting an assault weapon. The girl lost control of the Uzi that was on full automatic...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
A bill that would allow gunowers legally to pack a concealed firewarm without a permit during mandatory evacuations was halted after more than an hour of Senate debate Thursday.
Senate sponsor Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, requested the bill’s...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 1:45 PM
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed the “warning shot” bill into law last Friday, as if there were any doubt that he would. Strategically, it made sense for Scott’s re-election bid, because no Crist supporters were going to switch their...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:45 AM
This scheme in Broward County to circumvent state law by persuading gun sellers to “voluntarily” impose sales and marketing safeguards has non-starter written all over it.
First, vendors won’t want to identify “straw buyers&...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 10:38 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- A shadowy political group called "Progressive Choice PAC" is airing a racially tinged ad on black radio stations in Orlando accusing former Gov. Charlie Crist of siding with the gun lobby and imposing sentencing and drug policies that...
| Sep 25, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I found Connie DeJuliis's take on the concept of tribalism somewhat laughable given today's criminal justice system ("Tribal law in America," Sept. 22). She mentioned the disparity in the cases of both Ray Rice and Shaneen Allen who had the book thrown at...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 4:30 PM
To the editor: Articles on mass shooters rarely explore why they are almost always men. I have a doctorate in psychology and two published books on the subject, including a study of the difference between patrilineal and matrilineal societies and their...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:31 PM
Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski has called for the repeal of a local gun law that could open up the city to a costly lawsuit, thanks to a move by the state Legislature.
In the final minutes of the legislative session Monday, lawmakers approved a bill that...