| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns.
It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 1:43 PM
Re: “A nation held hostage by gun nuts,” Ray Richmond’s Read On column, June 7.
Increasingly, fewer things differentiate the United States from other countries in the world. Thanks to the NRA, personal ownership of firearms is still one...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 3:45 AM
This scheme in Broward County to circumvent state law by persuading gun sellers to “voluntarily” impose sales and marketing safeguards has non-starter written all over it.
First, vendors won’t want to identify “straw buyers&...
| Apr 6, 2014
Otis McDonald forever will be known as the man who brought down Chicago's gun ban.
After a long illness, he died Friday, April 4, at the age of 80.
The landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision that bears his name forced Chicago to fall in line with the...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 1:18 PM
Palm Beach County this week won a key round in its legal fight aimed at reinstating local gun control laws across the state.
A judge on Monday sided with the county by finding it unconstitutional for the governor to remove a county official from...
| Jun 13, 2014
In the 1980s, New York senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said that everyone is entitled to his own opinions but not to his own facts. More recently, philosopher-comic Stephen Colbert rejected such a confining, narrow view: "Who's Britannica to tell...
| May 1, 2014
| 11:53 AM
A bill that would allow gunowers legally to pack a concealed firewarm without a permit during mandatory evacuations was halted after more than an hour of Senate debate Thursday.
Senate sponsor Jeff Brandes, R-St. Petersburg, requested the bill’s...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 1:33 PM
TALLAHASSEE – Southwest Ranches describes itself glowingly as a rural, Old Florida time-warp of a town near Fort Lauderdale, complete with “donkeys braying, roosters crowing, and no sidewalks.”
But the farming community of 7,000 on the...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 3:13 PM
A bill that would curb schools’ abilities to discipline, suspend and expel students for simulating guns or wearing clothing depicting firearms is on its way to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature.
State senators gave final approval, 32-6, to the so-...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 11:04 AM
TALLAHASSEE -- In a $75 billion budget stuffed with hometown goodies, lawmakers Tuesday agreed to fund the expansion of a bike trail through Central Florida, a gun range in Brevard County, and a raft of other pet projects.
Those two projects demonstrate...
| Mar 28, 2014
| 7:12 PM
In his farewell Friday night as CNN host, Piers Morgan again bemoaned U.S. gun violence.
Morgan, a Briton, praised Americans as hard-working and dependable and the country as magnificent and a land of opportunity.
Yet he deplored gun violence as "a...