| Jun 12, 2014
| 9:42 AM
Whenever I write about guns, I expect my mailbag to fill up. Today is no exception after I wrote, "Our obsession with guns is killings us."
Two questions from readers keep coming up. One has to do with whether gun sales at gun shows and over the...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A fatal shooting in Oregon on Tuesday was the 31st firearms attack at a U.S. school since the start of the year, marking a sharp acceleration in the rash of violence that has occurred on campuses across the nation.
The incidents range from the 20 people...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
How special it is when celebrity athletes use their gifts to "win" at causes other than sports.
Royce White is a collegiate-turned-professional basketball player. Like many outstanding college players, White gained national attention in high school,...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 11:09 AM
David Greig remembers walking with his 12-year-old son in the Scottish Highlands in July 2011 when they stopped at a remote town, picked up a newspaper and were stunned at the news: 33-year-old Anders Breivik killed 69 people and wounded 33 others, mostly...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 3:20 PM
There may be a line even the National Rifle Assn. won’t cross.
The lobbying group that has defended the availability of weapons in the face of mass murders such as the one that shattered an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., apparently has...
| May 31, 2014
Iwould like to thank Steve Lopez for pointing out the grim "everyday statistics" of gun violence. I have been part of a group that has worked in the L.A. area to change the culture of guns. In many ways we have been successful, with some of the...
| May 30, 2014
| 3:44 PM
Police frequently come into contact with people with mental illnesses. Occasionally those interactions end badly, out of misunderstanding — such as last fall's Capitol police shooting of Miriam Care. The unarmed dental hygienist from Stamford may...
| May 26, 2014
| 9:06 AM
With a California town grieving the deaths of six college students killed by a mentally ill man, one victim's father Monday blamed the killings on politicians who failed to tighten gun laws after a mass school shooting in Newtown, Conn.
| May 20, 2014
| 5:47 PM
A "B" and a "T" are etched into the black stone floor at Zumiez to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson.
Customers might not even notice the understated initials at the entrance of the Mall in Columbia skate shop. Not unless they were staring at...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:43 AM
Occupation: Mayor of Danbury
Background: A product of Connecticut public schools and state universities, Danbury Mayor Mark Boughton is running as a "blue-collar" Republican who says he understands the...
| May 8, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Watch TV lately and it's hard to miss the little peach logo indicating the program was shot in Georgia. And shooting, of a different kind, is something with which Georgians appear particularly enamored, having just enacted the U.S.' most permissive gun...