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Given the lack of interest in Congress in protecting children from guns, it was nice to hear a grown-up in Washington speak on behalf of kids, any kids — in this case, the nearly 40,000 kids who live with same-sex parents in California. "They want...
Tags: Elections, Lobbying, Personal Weapon Control, Family, Politics
A showdown is brewing between Fort Lauderdale and the Ohio-based company that has long held gun shows at the city-owned War Memorial Auditorium. The city has clamped down on the arms-bazaar excesses of the show, and a lawyer for Suncoast Gun Shows say...
The Hartford CourantIt doesn't take long to see the effects of massive investment at the Connecticut factories that make the AR-15 military-style rifle. Deep in the heart of the sprawling Colt firearms plant in West Hartford, Bobby Craddock sets up rifle barrels in an...
From Washington to Annapolis to Hartford, Conn., wherever new gun restrictions are being debated, it's important to remember Sandy Hook. That's not a plea to the emotions. That's a plea to human decency and common sense — a reminder of the...
The Hartford CourantThe louder the public pledges of bipartisan cooperation and resolve, the deeper the undercurrents of private distrust and resentment — or at least, that often seems to be the rule in legislative politics. And it seems to be taking hold as the...
WASHINGTON -- Most of our top elected officials probably didn't notice -- they were too busy making fools of themselves over an idiotic budget "crisis" of their own manufacture -- but something worth remembering happened in Washington this week: A...
Tags: Justice System, Dianne Feinstein, Weaponry, Lobbying, Adam Lanza
Now that they're facing Washington's first serious push for new gun violence prevention laws since the Columbine massacre, gun lobbyists are grasping at straws — as in "straw" purchases. That's the slang for someone who legally buys a firearm from...
Shelley Magan's right. Sometimes, there are no words. And that's why the design she dreamed up to memorialize the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary massacre is so potent. It doesn't say "Rest In Peace" or "We Remember." It doesn't say anything....
Although polls nationwide and in Indiana show overwhelming support for tightening background checks for gun purchases,Sen. Dan Coats, Indiana's Republican senior senator, voted "no." He says most constituents who contacted him wanted him to do just that....
South Bend TribuneOh, how well I remember Catholic Schools week. How could I forget the Burger King booklets? Again this year, the schools have been doing some fun and serious events during the week. Last week I visited some of the Mishawaka and South Bend Catholic...
The Kings' minds must have been floating in the rafters with their Stanley Cup banner when the puck was dropped at Staples Center to launch their title defense, so removed was their game from the precise, defense-minded performances they routinely...
The moment that most deserves to be remembered from Sunday's thrilling Super Bowl came before the game, when Jennifer Hudson joined students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in singing "America the Beautiful." It was a heart-rending elegy for the...
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