| 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...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 7:22 PM
WASHINGTON — After a year that produced limited results, at best, for their cause, advocates of new gun-safety laws are recalibrating strategy, hoping to find more success at the ballot box and upset the conventional wisdom that opponents of gun...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:38 AM
On the first anniversary of the Newtown tragedy, the most important thing we have learned about American politics is that cynics know best.
After Newtown, the idealists were energized. Horrific as it was, the gun control people had a wedge —...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 11:16 AM
Some months after the Sandy Hook murders, Scott J. Svonkin, elected in 2011 to the Los Angeles Community College board of trustees, heard that a couple of his own campuses were hosting gun safety classes.
They had to go, he decided. His colleagues...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Three words scream out from a storybook 10-year-old Adam Lanza wrote as a fifth-grader.
"Let's hurt children."
The young Lanza put those words in the mouth of Dora the Beserker (sic), one of the homicidal characters included in "The Big Book of...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 2:26 PM
A panel of U.S. senators Tuesday dissected Florida's "stand your ground" law with the help of the mothers of two young black men shot to death in the state last year.
"The person who shot my son is walking the street today," said Sybrina Fulton,...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 4:41 PM
Councilman Frank Quintero shouldn't be kicked out of office because of an ambiguous city law, according to a ruling from the state attorney general's office.
The ruling blocks two Glendale residents from filing a lawsuit against Quintero in order to...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The callousness, the sheer idiocy, of some organizations never ceases to amaze me.
A month after the slaughter of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the National Rifle Association has released a new game that...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 9:34 AM
A ruling made this week by the state attorney general's office — an action required to protect elected officials against frivolous lawsuits — disallowed a suit that sought to remove Frank Quintero from his seat on the City Council.
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In your editorial about state police efforts to speed approval of gun purchases, you say gun buyers are "driven in large part by the kind of paranoia that the National Rifle Association trades in — the ever-present fear that government will take...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:39 AM
It's a question that comes up often after high-profile shootings such as the one at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday: Who besides police officers should carry guns in the event that a shooter needs to be subdued before law enforcement can...