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  • Leahy, LaPierre and the Vermont paradox

    Leahy, LaPierre and the Vermont paradox
    Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy chaired a Judiciary Committee hearing today where he questioned Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association about expanding background checks to cover private sales, which produced an interesting exchange. (The answer is...
  • Murphy's Push To Strip Rights From Non-People Scary

    Thursday brings our annual celebration of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in that storied year, 1776. The defiant document was preceded by Americans commanded by George Washington chasing their British masters out of Boston and followed...
  • Sandy Hook Pictures Would Change Debate

    "The mutilated face of the victim was left untouched by morticians at the mother's request. She said she wanted 'all the world' to witness the atrocity." Jet Magazine, Sept. 15, 1955, on the open-casket funeral of 14-year-old Emmett Till. The wounds...
  • McManus: The perils of political punditry

    McManus: The perils of political punditry
    Back in 2011, at the dawn of a long presidential campaign, I established a fine baseline for my credentials as a political prognosticator: I told readers that Mitt Romney's strongest challengers for the Republican nomination would be Texas Gov. Rick Perry...
  • 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...
  • Curbs On Guns Work Better Than Old Slogans

    The rhetorical failure of the week belonged to state Rep. Craig Miner who, in handing down the lame list of Republican proposals from a working group on gun violence, said, "We believe it's not the gun that kills the person. It's the person that...
  • Congressman brings common sense to gun control debate

    SACRAMENTO — As the national firearms debate reaches a crescendo, a Northern California congressman is proving that you can be both a gun lover and a gun controller. Rep. Mike Thompson of St. Helena, a moderate "blue dog" Democrat who represents...
  • The NRA's stubborn endorsement of Romney

    When he ran in 2008, Barack Obama sang from the National Rifle Association hymnal: "I believe in the Second Amendment. I believe in people’s lawful right to bear arms. I will not take your shotgun away. I will not take your rifle away. I won’t...
  • Gun lobby fires up Obama fear

     Gun lobby fires up Obama fear
    As with other mass shootings, Friday's killings at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., trigger a familiar chain of reactions: horror, remorse, rage and a call for new restrictions on guns. And in the recent past, at least, that call for action has been...
  • '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...
  • State reps looking to usurp PGC, PFBC authority should be red flag for Pa. sportsmen

    State Rep. Jeff Pyle, R-Armstrong, and state Sen. Joe Scarnati, R-Jefferson, have fired the first salvo, and for sportsmen and sportswomen, it should be "the shot heard 'round the Commonwealth." Much as the NRA likes to preach that the federal...