| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones. That amplifies the...
| Apr 8, 2014
| 5:05 AM
Before he turned 21, Blaec Lammers had seen the inside of mental health facilities at least seven times.
One of those visits stemmed from following an employee for two hours at the Bolivar Wal-Mart wearing a Halloween mask and wielding a butcher knife....
| Apr 7, 2014
| 8:15 AM
I was saddened by the news of another senseless mass shooting at Fort Hood on Wednesday that left three soldiers dead and 16 people wounded ("Shooter called talented, quiet," April 4). My thoughts and prayers certainly go out to the victims' families...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"It was loaded with meaning and death."
Oh lethal, ticklish topic. So many people love guns and swear by them -- many of them people with whom I am otherwise in essential political agreement. And it's not like I relish a debate about "gun control," a...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 7:04 PM
Another year, another round of gun law lunacy in Tallahassee.
This time, legislators might allow teachers and principals to pack heat in schools. They might loosen the already loose Stand Your Ground law to allow gun owners to fire warning shots if they...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 7:09 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR, MD—A famous conservative walks into a ballroom …. If he is sticking to tradition, he opens with a joke. Or a story that makes him look good or brave or important.
On Thursday, the American Conservative Union hosted a...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 2:16 PM
NATIONAL HARBOR. Md. -- So what were Republican presidential hopefuls telling conservatives Thursday on opening day of the annual CPAC conference?
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz: Washington sucks.
Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan: Democrats suck....
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:03 PM
At a debate among Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Sunday, former West Hartford councilman Joe Visconti said he "never would have signed" the state's 2013 gun safety law. The longtime gun owner also said he wished he had been at Sandy Hook Elementary...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
Looking back on the column I wrote in the immediate aftermath of the horrific school shooting in Newtown, Conn. on Dec. 14, 2012, it appears my analysis was about half-right. But it was correct in the way that most mattered -- that inertia would win out,...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The callousness, the sheer idiocy, of some organizations never ceases to amaze me.
A month after the slaughter of 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut, the National Rifle Association has released a new game that...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In the aftermath of the horrible shooting in Newton, Conn., Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association forcefully declared that "The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun." However, the last two shooting tragedies our...