| Jan 8, 2015
| 5:04 PM
Hollywood has not traditionally been known for nuanced thinking when it comes to gender assumptions in movie marketing. According to the crude calculus of studio salesmanship, women like movies featuring romance and pretty dresses and almost anything...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:50 PM
An unexpected roadway confrontation between a family from Indiana and a Kissimmee man three years ago could soon reshape the way Florida's "stand your ground" law is applied in cases throughout the state.
Wrapping up a vacation on Dec. 29, 2011,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 5:43 AM
There was a time not long ago when John Thrasher was one of the most powerful men in Florida politics, having served as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and later as a state senator from St. Augustine and chairman of the Republican Party...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:05 PM
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Hunters had reason to celebrate last month when Florida lifted its ban on silencers, but Chuck O'Neal saw cause for alarm.
"If a bullet travels farther than the sound of the shot, it creates a zone of significant danger," said O'Neal, who lives in...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will not defend a new law that effectively stripped municipalities of the right to enact their own gun measures, raising the prospect that the controversial statute might not take hold.
A spokeswoman on...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
During the recent gubernatorial campaign, The Sun and several thoughtful citizens were perplexed about the discrepancy between the National Rifle Association's notorious A- rating for Larry Hogan and the candidate's repeated promise that he won't overturn...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:42 AM
The second anniversary of the massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and their six brave teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School is on Sunday. It seems an appropriate time to be reminded that every 30 minutes in America, a child or teen is killed or...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:27 AM
The reaction after the recent Florida State University shooting was as predictable as it was wrong.
That's what we're hearing from various gun-rights groups. More guns, they say, would be the proper and most effective way to stop the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:51 AM
America's police forces are in the spotlight. After the police shooting deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, as well as this past week's decision by a grand jury not to indict the officer caught on video...