| Dec 30, 2012
| 6:41 AM
Let's stop talking about "gun control."
The term scares many of the people whose support is needed for gun sense, common sense, to keep military-style assault weapons with quick-loading 30-round magazines from the hands of another deranged killer.
| Jan 1, 2013
| 2:30 AM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama, in his year-end interview on "Meet the Press" Sunday, was asked what his priorities were for the first year of his second term. He listed four: immigration reform, stabilizing the economy through debt reduction and...
| Feb 27, 2013
Now that they're facing Washington's first serious push for new gun violence prevention laws since the Columbine massacre, gun lobbyists are grasping at straws — as in "straw" purchases.
That's the slang for someone who legally buys a firearm from...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 9:51 AM
WASHINGTON -- Guns do kill people. Our national New Year's resolution must be to stop the madness.
It is shameful that gun control only becomes worthy of public debate following an unspeakable massacre such as Newtown -- and even more shameful that...
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
And so the nail is driven in. This is isolation; this is the coffin. And there are so many ways of saying it.
The social context of being human has been shattered for far too many people, and one manifestation of this is the eerie rise in...
| Feb 9, 2013
The GOP agonistes. It's a Greek word portraying someone's agonizing journey to find themselves.
Last week Rush Limbaugh said — I paraphrase — this country is conservative. More people in the United States espouse conservative...
| Feb 10, 2013
| 6:19 PM
SACRAMENTO — Here's an idea for a new gun control law: How about immediately seizing the personal arsenal of a fired cop?
Dishonorably discharged soldiers, after all, aren't allowed to own firearms. Why should dishonored cops?
| Feb 16, 2013
| 11:58 AM
We've all heard the saw about California being hostile to industry. Here's an industry that indisputably has grounds for complaint: the gun industry.
Finally, the Legislature is getting something right.
According to many experts, California's firearms...
| Jan 7, 2013
"Everybody got a pistol. This must really please the NRA"
— from "Gun" by Gil Scott-Heron
So maybe the NRA is about to get its wish.
Here we are, a little over three weeks after the massacre at an elementary school in Newtown, Conn., a...
| Jan 28, 2013
| 8:27 PM
So the nuts are falling from the left and from the right, and this strange winter of discontent on the issue of gun control has led to the cancellation of North America's largest consumer-oriented outdoors show: not gun show, mind you, but outdoors show....
| Dec 22, 2012
| 12:02 PM
The National Rifle Association's response to the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School — that is, placing blame for it on everyone and everything except the NRA and its all-guns-all-the-time credo — was utterly predictable. But this time...