| Sep 18, 2013
Is America crazy?
Twelve people killed at a secure naval installation virtually on the front porch of the federal government, the shooter shot to death, and it’s just another manic Monday, another day in the life of a nation under the gun. So...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:37 PM
So, the government gives with one hand and takes away with the other. Our legislature crafts a perfectly good gun law, the toughest in the nation they say, and a Connecticut bureaucratic board nullifies much of it by making it so much easier for anyone to...
| May 10, 2013
| 3:34 PM
Usually when a senator suffers a big public defeat, he slinks off to lick his wounds. He rarely retwists the arms that didn't bend his way. Colleagues don't like to be seen switching. Were they horribly mistaken the first time? Don't know what they...
| May 7, 2013
| 11:07 AM
The National Rifle Assn. held its annual convention last weekend in Houston, where conservative pundits like Sarah Palin and Glenn Beck railed at efforts to enact tighter gun control measures -- and, as Jon Stewart pointed out Monday on "The Daily Show,"...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Terrorism, whether practiced in the U.S. or overseas, can be defined as a deliberate act of violence to instill fear in a target audience. We fight terrorism when we stay calm but resolute; we abet terrorists when our response is to panic or try to foment...
| May 4, 2013
| 2:56 PM
HOUSTON — Vowing that “we will never surrender,” the leader of the National Rifle Assn. claimed victory over recently defeated gun control legislation and denounced “political and media” elites for vilifying gun owners and...
| May 3, 2013
| 11:39 AM
It was Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania who indicated that there was another, less savory Senate motive for defeating universal background checks for gun purchases last week.
All this time, many of us had assumed that the dogged preservation of the...
| Apr 28, 2013
The NRA has won the battle but lost the war. The best thing that happened to gun control is its defeat in Congress. Today's losers (Obama, Democrats, the 90 percent of Americans who support sane legislation) will be tomorrow's winners. Today's winners...
| Apr 24, 2013
| 10:15 AM
In the aftermath of the Boston Marathon bombings, I was thinking how thankful we, the American people, should be that the right to bear bombs was not included in the Second Amendment.
If bombs were part of the Second Amendment, the National Rifle...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 5:07 PM
Before the horrific tragedy in Newtown claimed the lives of 20 children and six educators, I didn't pay much attention to the National Rifle Association.
As a three-term member of Congress, I certainly had caught wind of the mythology surrounding the...