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  • Isla Vista suspect allowed to buy guns despite emotional problems

    Isla Vista suspect allowed to buy guns despite emotional problems
    Elliot Rodger, the man behind the deadly attacks in Isla Vista near UC Santa Barbara, was able to legally obtain three guns despite a history of depression and having been under the care of a therapist for some time. Rodger, who died in the attack, left...
  • Emanuel ordinance would require videotaping of gun sales

    Emanuel ordinance would require videotaping of gun sales
    Chicago could require gun dealers to videotape sales and ban gun stores near schools and parks under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to heavily regulate firearms sales following a federal court ruling that tossed out the city’s outright...
  • Isla Vista and the case for Laura's Law

    Not all tragedies are readily preventable: The deaths of seven in the rampage near UC Santa Barbara involved mental illness that did not respond effectively to therapy and gun purchases that would have been legal even under fairly stringent gun control...
  • Isla Vista attack raises alarms

    It has indeed been sadly demonstrated that no alarms were sounded about Elliot Rodger prior to his gun rampage in Isla Vista this past weekend despite some warnings. There have been, however, countless red flags raised about the dangers of having the...
  • Ignoring the insanity of gun violence

    Ignoring the insanity of gun violence
    "When will this insanity stop?" That was the question asked over the weekend by the grieving father of a 20-year-old gunshot victim in Isla Vista. The answer, tragically, is that it's not likely to end any time soon. ------------ FOR THE RECORD: Gun...
  • Enough slaughter

    I am running out of words. Some crackpot who couldn't get a date stabs and shoots his way across the Southern California college town of Isla Vista, killing six people and wounding 13 before apparently turning his gun on himself. This happened Friday...
  • UC Santa Barbara resumes classes after deadly Elliot Rodger rampage

    UC Santa Barbara resumes classes after deadly Elliot Rodger rampage
    Classes are scheduled to resume at UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday, a step toward normality for a community still grieving after Elliot Rodger's deadly rampage left six students dead and 13 others wounded. Thousands of students and community members...
  • You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.

    You say gun control doesn't work? Fine. Let's ban guns altogether.
    In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
  • Mel Reynolds back in Chicago, rips media for misreporting ordeal

     Mel Reynolds back in Chicago, rips media for misreporting ordeal
    After months in southern Africa, former Rep. Mel Reynolds has returned to Chicago with dramatic stories of espionage, Zimbabwe jails, pornography charges, human rights violations and malaria. And he blames the Chicago media for misreporting all of it....
  • Think before acting to prevent another Isla Vista

    Think before acting to prevent another Isla Vista
    Renée Binder calls for the enactment of a Gun Violence Restraining Order in California for people like the Isla Vista shooter, whose mother had alerted law enforcement that her son was facing a mental health crisis. ("California needs a Gun Violence...
  • Glendale City Council candidates asked about guns

    With roughly a week left before the City Council election, an anti-gun group in Glendale has received only one response to a survey it sent to candidates earlier this month asking whether they would pledge to oppose any proposed repeal of a gun-show ban...