| Aug 16, 2012
| 9:29 AM
We do not yet know exactly what led a young man to carry a semi-automatic pistol into the lobby of the Family Research Council, a conservative Christian advocacy organization, and to instigate a confrontation that left a security guard with a gunshot...
| Jul 25, 2012
| 10:56 PM
In the aftermath of last week's deadly Colorado movie theater shooting, background checks for those wanting to purchase guns in the state spiked more than 40%, authorities said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, in King County, applications for concealed pistol...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 6:42 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- Days after the Colorado movie theater massacre, President Barack Obama on Wednesday forcefully spoke out against gun violence, making perhaps some of his strongest comments yet as president on the issue.
While the president said he...
| Aug 2, 2012
| 7:53 AM
Como parte del proceso de duelo posterior a una tragedia, los estadounidenses siempre quieren hablar — y hablar, y hablar. Es una lástima que tendamos a distraernos y hablar de las cosas equivocadas.
Sucedió nuevamente después del tiroteo en...
| Aug 7, 2012
| 2:26 PM
He may not look it, but Jared Lee Loughner is sane enough to stand trial.
The ruling came out of Tucson ON Tuesday. Afterwards, the shooter that killed six and wounded 13, including Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, changed his plea to guilty....
| Jun 14, 2013
| 11:03 AM
On the six-month anniversary of the school shooting that rocked Newtown, Conn., former Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords – who was the victim of a shooting in 2011 – called last week’s Santa Monica rampage "eerily reminiscent.&...
| Feb 19, 2013
Last fall, residents of Newtown were having a debate that could have taken place almost anywhere in America.
It was an argument over guns. The issue was fairly simple: Should amateur shooting ranges be subject to inspection and approval by the police...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Much of President Barack Obama's State of the Union address this week was a fairly ho-hum affair, with the usual laundry list of programs and goals (most so familiar that it could have been a recycled campaign speech from 2012, or maybe 2008) and the...
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson added a much-needed voice of reason to the national debate over gun control last week when he appeared before Congress to testify in favor of universal background checks for gun purchases and a ban on assault...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 12:01 PM
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...
| Jan 24, 2013
| 4:51 PM
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...