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  • If Colorado shooting can't prompt a conversation about gun control, what will?

    If Colorado shooting can't prompt a conversation about gun control, what will?
    Sitting there in an Arapahoe County District Court room with his bright orange-red hair, his eyes downcast and manner withdrawn, James Eagan Holmes didn't have much to say in his first court appearance Monday morning. There was precious little to reveal...
  • Call the Colorado shootings what they were: terrorism

    Call the Colorado shootings what they were: terrorism
    In the search for answers in the wake of the shootings in Aurora, Colo., authorities have made one curious conclusion about the suspect, James Holmes. The FBI has made clear that Mr. Holmes has no ties to terrorism. This is flat wrong — he is a...
  • Gabrielle Giffords Meets With Newtown Residents

    jenwilson@courant.com NEWTOWN -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically wounded in a 2011 shooting rampage in Arizona, met with Sandy Hook Elementary School families Friday afternoon, as a renewed campaign to tighten federal gun laws grew more...
  • Gabrielle Giffords And Husband Launch Anti-Gun Violence Site

    Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded. "Two years ago, a mentally ill young...
  • Blumenthal Wants Background Checks On Ammo Buyers; Giffords Launches Anti-Violence Effort

    U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to close what he called a "ludicrous loophole" by requiring that people undergo instant background checks when they buy ammunition — just as they must do before they buy a gun....
  • Was Gabby Giffords wrong to come to Newtown?

    Was Gabby Giffords wrong to come to Newtown?
    Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords came to Newtown last week for a private meeting with family members of the victims of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Giffords was a victim of a mass shooting, too, on Jan. 8, 2011....
  • Commentary: Take guns from the hands of shooters

    Re. "Commentary: It's time to arm school personnel," (Jan. 9): Chuck Cassity has the gun issue about as upside-down as a person can. To begin, he cites "the hysterical pleadings from the gun-haters." The only hysteria I've heard is from his side of the...
  • Wal-Mart Urged To Pull Military-Style Rifles

    Wal-Mart Urged To Pull Military-Style Rifles
    Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
  • Mailbag: Passing on story of more kindness

    I was touched when I read the letter from Huntington Beach resident Carolyn Crockett regarding the kindness she has been shown in local venues around our town ("Thanks to you all for being there," Jan. 17). It inspired me to share my own similar...
  • Mailbag: Deaths should 'touch the conscience' of us all

    The insightful letter by Tom Peterson in today's Daily Pilot ("Mailbag: Costa Mesa homeless deserve dignity," Jan. 23) pricked my conscience and reminded me I should comment also. In my more than 23 years of association with homeless people in my work at...