| Nov 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Just what Florida needs – more lax gun laws.
The state is already a joke with its gun laws.
Since we have a gun-loving governor and a gun-loving legislature and an incredibly powerful National Rifle Association, the gun laws will only get...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 5:50 PM
An unexpected roadway confrontation between a family from Indiana and a Kissimmee man three years ago could soon reshape the way Florida's "stand your ground" law is applied in cases throughout the state.
Wrapping up a vacation on Dec. 29, 2011,...
| Jan 5, 2015
| 5:43 AM
There was a time not long ago when John Thrasher was one of the most powerful men in Florida politics, having served as speaker of the Florida House of Representatives, and later as a state senator from St. Augustine and chairman of the Republican Party...
| Jan 14, 2015
| 12:44 PM
Armed with a new state law, pro-gun groups are rapidly scaling up their attack on municipal firearms ordinances in Pennsylvania, with the National Rifle Association filing suit over gun-control measures in three cities.
Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 4:05 PM
HARRISBURG — Pennsylvania's capital is facing a lawsuit believed to be the first filed under a new state law designed to give gun owners and gun rights groups a better chance at dismantling illegal municipal firearms ordinances.
| Jan 12, 2015
| 2:39 PM
Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their...
| Dec 3, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Hunters had reason to celebrate last month when Florida lifted its ban on silencers, but Chuck O'Neal saw cause for alarm.
"If a bullet travels farther than the sound of the shot, it creates a zone of significant danger," said O'Neal, who lives in...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will not defend a new law that effectively stripped municipalities of the right to enact their own gun measures, raising the prospect that the controversial statute might not take hold.
A spokeswoman on...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
During the recent gubernatorial campaign, The Sun and several thoughtful citizens were perplexed about the discrepancy between the National Rifle Association's notorious A- rating for Larry Hogan and the candidate's repeated promise that he won't overturn...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 2:42 AM
The second anniversary of the massacre of 20 6- and 7-year-old children and their six brave teachers at Sandy Hook Elementary School is on Sunday. It seems an appropriate time to be reminded that every 30 minutes in America, a child or teen is killed or...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 3:27 AM
The reaction after the recent Florida State University shooting was as predictable as it was wrong.
That's what we're hearing from various gun-rights groups. More guns, they say, would be the proper and most effective way to stop the...