| Oct 11, 2013
| 1:09 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday signed 11 gun control bills including a ban on the use of lead bullets by hunters, but vetoed seven measures restricting firearms that were introduced in response to the massacre last year at a Connecticut...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Lost amid our gloom and doom over the tea partiers' nonsensical, reactionary effort to bring down effective government in Washington is this happy local counterweight: 2013 has been an incredibly fruitful year for the forces of forward-thinking government...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:02 PM
SACRAMENTO -- Gov. Jerry Brown has not yet acted on a bill to outlaw the sale of semiautomatic rifles with detachable magazines in California, but the National Rifle Assn. warned Tuesday that it will file a lawsuit challenging it in court if the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 11:21 AM
I stood in front of the firing-range target, holding a black 9mm Glock with trembling hands.
I couldn't load the bullets or place the magazine in the semi-automatic pistol without my husband's help. I thought if I dropped just one bullet, it would...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:30 PM
NBC Sports will not sponsor next year's Shooting Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show - after several years of backing what organizers bill as the world's largest gun-related trade show -- citing business reasons.
An NBC Sports rep said, "Our level of...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 12:43 PM
The days after the mass shooting in Washington last month, and again after shots were fired outside the Capitol last week, I encountered snarled traffic and a prominently placed police car while dropping my kids off at school. A good quarter of those...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Once again, the curtain rises on the theater of the absurd.
This time, Jordan Bennett walked into Harmony Community School an average, fanciful third-grader. The 8-year-old went home a ruddy-headed Scarface.
His crime? Going pow pow with his fingers....
| Oct 4, 2013
| 8:18 AM
An Orange County high school student says she feels like her 1st Amendment rights were violated when campus officials told her to remove a National Rifle Assn. T-shirt she was wearing or face disciplinary action.
Haley Bullwinkle, 16, heeded the demand,...
| Sep 8, 2013
There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial.
This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 4:47 PM
A federal judge rejected requests Tuesday to block Maryland's new ban on the sale of assault rifles and to prevent enforcement of a new handgun licensing program.
In denying a temporary restraining order, U.S. District Judge Catherine Blake said the...
| Sep 30, 2013
The illustration of the United States flag, by Nancy Ohanian, in Sunday’s Voice of the People (Editorial Page, September 29) speaks volumes. Indeed, the U.S. flag may as well be comprised of rifles. All that is missing are the stars, representing...