| Jan 9, 2014
Since the death of communism in most of the places where it once prevailed, North Korea and Cuba function mainly as educational exhibits for an irrelevant and unsuccessful ideology. When it comes to the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, 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 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 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....
| 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...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 4:04 PM
The year was filled with ups and downs, good news and bad. Some things changed. The City Council welcomed a new member, Glendale Community College ushered in a new leader, and the city and college tightened smoking rules. A long-simmering dispute about...
| Jan 2, 2014
Letters to the editor for the Jan. 2 TribLocal print edition from Plainfield, Batavia, Western Springs, Elmhurst and Wheaton.
Sadly, too many people think of the right to bear arms as some sort of divine guidance that favors gun...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 2:02 AM
Every once in a while, something sexy in the news trickles down to the online water cooler level. Barack Obama’s group selfie at the Mandela funeral is one example. Nobody would have cared about the funeral at all if a photographer hadn’...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 8:28 AM
Maryland has vaulted into the top tier of states with strong laws to prevent gun violence as a result of legislation pushed by Gov. Martin O'Malley, according to a leading group that advocates for restrictions on access to firearms.
The Brady Campaign...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 9:00 AM
It has been just over a year since the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary school where 20 young children were murdered in seconds by a disturbed person with a grotesque weapon. There have been over a hundred children killed with guns and a number of...
| Dec 17, 2013
Re "Student opens fire at Colo. school," Dec. 14
When will people wake up? Our children are being bombarded with violence as soon as they can watch television.
Sure, when some of us were kids we went to the Saturday matinees and listened to the...