| Dec 3, 2013
| 11:58 AM
The National Shooting Sports Foundation will be back, somewhere in some court and it won’t quit until they gut Connecticut’s very strong gun laws. The Brady Campaign ranks Connecticut No. 5 in the nation’s top 10 states with the toughest...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 11:37 AM
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- An ill-considered tweet and ham-handed bit of Photoshopping illustrate one reason Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell faces the political fight of his life.
Last month, the National Republican Senatorial Committee—a...
| Dec 31, 2013
| 5:56 PM
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...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 5:31 PM
Their request may have been turned down by the state’s top lawyer, but two Glendale residents haven’t given up their efforts to unseat a councilman.
The duo, John Rando and Mariano Rodas, failed in October to get California Atty. Gen....
| Jan 6, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Last April, in response to the Sandy Hook shootings, the Connecticut General Assembly passed one of the nation's strongest and most comprehensive gun safety laws with bipartisan support.
At the same time, members of Congress — cowed by the...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 9:44 PM
CHICAGO— A federal judge Monday stripped away a key element of Chicago's gun ordinance, ruling that it was unconstitutional to prohibit licensed gun stores from operating in the city.
U.S. District Judge Edmond Chang said Chicago had failed to...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 1:14 PM
Forget it, Jake, it’s Florida. That may be as good an explanation as any to explain the fatal shooting of a (texting) man at a movie theater in Wesley Chapel, Fla., on Monday.
But is it really that simple, that random, that inane?
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Harvey Weinstein stirred up gun rights advocates when he said on Howard Stern's radio show that he plans to make a project that takes on the National Rifle Assn. and the issue of firearms "head on."
"They are going to wish they weren't alive after I'm...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 10:00 PM
On a recent morning I visited Tribune’s website to check the headlines and found three terrible stories describing gun violence incidents leading the day's news coverage.
In New Mexico on Tuesday, a child with a shotgun entered a school gym and...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 4:30 PM
After he disclosed plans to produce a new movie starring Meryl Streep that takes on the National Rifle Assn.'s polical influence, Harvey Weinstein tells CNN's "Piers Morgan Live" on Friday that he will start choosing movies that "aren't violent or as...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 3:22 PM
Gun manufacturer Smith & Wesson refused Thursday to comply with California's controversial "microstamping" law, causing more of its products to fall off the state's permissible firearms list and be ineligible for sale.
In a two-page statement on its...