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  • Downstate woman became concealed carry icon

     Downstate woman became concealed carry icon
    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,...
  • Marco Rubio gives full-throated gun defense in NRA speech

    Marco Rubio gives full-throated gun defense in NRA speech
    U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) delivered a full-throated defense of gun ownership Friday, telling a National Rifle Assn. audience that firearms are central to achieving the American Dream. The dream, Rubio said, is not just a measure of financial...
  • NRA to mix politics with gun rights at Indianapolis convention

    The National Rifle Assn. is preparing to kick off its annual convention Friday in Indianapolis, where it will mix politics with advocacy for 2nd Amendment issues, including one of its longtime goals: a national reciprocity law that would allow gun...
  • NRA gathers its best troops in an echo chamber

    Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
  • Adam McKay Talks Twitter, 'The Big Short' at Brady Center Benefit

    Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days. "I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
  • Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill

    Senate sponsor sidelines emergency-evacuation gun bill
    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...
  • Dick Cabela dies at 77; co-founded Cabela's sporting goods empire

    The Cabela's Inc. sporting goods empire — with $3.1 billion in sales in 2012 from mail order and big-box retail stores — started at a kitchen table in 1961 in the small town of Chappell, Neb. Dick Cabela had spent $45 on nearly 3,000 hand-...
  • Occidental College bans investments in assault weapons companies

    Occidental College bans investments in assault weapons companies
    In a move that activists described as the first of its kind for any American college or university, Occidental College in Los Angeles is pledging to stay away from any investments in companies that manufacture military-style assault weapons and high-...
  • Monsters in our midst

    "It was loaded with meaning and death." Oh lethal, ticklish topic. So many people love guns and swear by them -- many of them people with whom I am otherwise in essential political agreement. And it's not like I relish a debate about "gun control," a...
  • Leland Yee denounced by gun lobby as a 'hypocrite' and 'scumbag'

    Leland Yee denounced by gun lobby as a 'hypocrite' and 'scumbag'
    As details of state Sen. Leland Yee’s alleged crimes trickled out, advocates associated with gun-rights groups jumped on the possible ironies. An affidavit filed in federal court in San Francisco by FBI Special Agent Emmanuel V. Pascua said...
  • Better gun laws needed to protect the mentally ill -- and the rest of us

    The federal government believed Colby Sue Weathers was a paranoid schizophrenic. It had information that she was delusional and suicidal, unable to work and therefore eligible for Medicaid and disability benefits. One summer day in 2012, Weathers...