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  • Better gun laws needed to protect the mentally ill -- and the rest of us

    The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers...
  • Democrats Using Gun Control As Weapon; Did McKinney Waver?

    It's clear that Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control law will play a loud role in the legislative campaigns as Second Amendment advocates attack supporters, predictably. But Democrats are also using the issue as a weapon against anyone who hints at...
  • NRA gathers its best troops in an echo chamber

    Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
  • Enough slaughter

    I am running out of words. Some crackpot who couldn't get a date stabs and shoots his way across the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing six people and wounding 13 before apparently turning his gun on himself. This happened Friday...
  • #YesAllWomen collects the fear and anger of women [Commentary]

    #YesAllWomen collects the fear and anger of women [Commentary]
    After the murderous rampage of 22-year-old angry virgin Elliot Rodger in Santa Barbara Friday night, a guy took to Twitter to say that not all men shared his hatred of women and his determination to take vengeance for being ignored by them. Soon enough,...
  • Ignoring the insanity of gun violence

    Ignoring the insanity of gun violence
    "When will this insanity stop?" That was the question asked over the weekend by the grieving father of a 20-year-old gunshot victim in Isla Vista. The answer, tragically, is that it's not likely to end any time soon. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Gun...
  • Mental illness and guns have created a national epidemic

    Before day's end, 86 Americans who were alive yesterday will be dead from gun violence. One of us dies from a bullet every 17 minutes. That statistic lends a certain futility to the anguished plea of Richard Martinez: "Not one more!" He made this...
  • 'Stand your ground' law goes too far

    'Stand your ground' law goes too far
    You can't say we weren't warned. Back in 2005, opponents of Florida's first-of-its-kind "stand your ground" law said it wouldn't be long before we'd see shootouts in the streets — all in the name of self-defense. Arguments over something as...
  • A year after Sandy Hook, we're still in denial

    America will soon nod respectfully to the first anniversary of the 26 murders that "shocked the nation" last year, sparking fervent cries for action. Newtown, those directly affected by the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School on December 14, 2012,...
  • McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something

     McManus: Do-nothing Congress does something
    OK, so Congress hasn't managed to pass a budget, fix the tax code or avert the automatic spending cuts of the dreaded "sequester." Are they getting anything done on Capitol Hill? Yes, and you'll probably be surprised to hear where progress is being...
  • First Day hikes kick off 2014

    First Day hikes kick off 2014
    Many people start off the New Year with resolutions. Instead of making resolutions you may not keep, try starting 2014 off on the right (and left) foot by taking part in the 10 a.m. First Day Hike at Jacobsburg Environmental Education Center on New...