| Oct 29, 2014
| 8:30 PM
While entertainment figures like Martin Sheen and Barbra Streisand have lent their names to support to midterm campaigns, there also has been a showbiz focus on specific issues, like gun violence.
The latest are two spots directed by Mark Pellington,...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 4:16 PM
Earlier this week, police chiefs from throughout America gathered in Orlando to call for mandatory background checks on all gun sales.
The chiefs' demand was hardly radical. Most Americans want the same thing.
A recent Quinnipiac poll found that a...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 8:18 PM
Joseph McNamara, the former San Jose police chief whose outspoken criticism of the war on drugs, the gun lobby and Daryl Gates gave him a national profile as a progressive leader in law enforcement, died Friday at his home in Carmel. He was 79.
| Oct 26, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In many close election contests, candidates run to the middle. Not Paul Chabot.
The Republican military veteran vying for a congressional seat in an increasingly Democratic Inland Empire district is trumpeting his conservative views. He is embracing...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 12:16 PM
A state lawmaker who represents a portion of Newtown is drawing criticism from gun control advocates for comments he made on social media.
In an exchange on Twitter last night, Rep. Dan Carter, R-Bethel, said advocacy groups on "both sides" in the gun...
| Oct 27, 2014
| 3:19 PM
Law enforcement officials from across the country on Monday called for background checks on all gun purchases, including private and gun-show sales.
"We must close off all avenues for dangerous people to acquire firearms," Orlando Police Chief John Mina...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 1:50 PM
Victor Peters was just a quiet guy in the neighborhood until he killed a bear.
Now he's a media star.
Since he shot a Florida black bear that had twice broken into his Lady Lake home, Peters, 64, has been featured on CNN, fielded interview requests from...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 2:10 PM
It has been a big year for bears in the news, especially in Maine, where voters on Nov. 4 face a question that has bedeviled other bear-heavy states: how to keep the species’ population at bay in the face of pressure from animal rights groups...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 3:03 PM
It is unfortunate that in non-presidential elections, far fewer folks vote. In reality, decisions made in Harrisburg and your local community usually have more impact on your day-to-day lives. And some of the decisions made in Harrisburg just smell bad....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 6:52 AM
Despite gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan's public flip-flopping on guns and the Maryland Firearms Safety Act — he must have some of a stance on guns. He completed a questionnaire for National Rifle Association that earned him an "A-" rating...
| Oct 21, 2014
| 11:25 AM
Based on what Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan has said about gun control, it's hard to see what the National Rifle Association would find appealing about him. He has said that although he opposed the strict new gun control legislation Gov....