| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:38 PM
SEATTLE — Both sides wielded persuasive statistics at the Washington state Capitol on Tuesday. Both sides made high-minded arguments about protecting constitutional rights during a packed and emotional hearing on gun control.
But only one side had...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 5:07 PM
NEWTOWN -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, critically wounded in a 2011 shooting rampage in Arizona, met with Sandy Hook Elementary School families Friday afternoon, as a renewed campaign to tighten federal gun laws grew more...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 5:50 AM
Former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband Mark Kelly launched a website aimed at curbing gun violence Tuesday, the second anniversary of the mass shooting in Arizona that left her critically wounded.
"Two years ago, a mentally ill young...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:06 PM
U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal said Tuesday that he will introduce a bill to close what he called a "ludicrous loophole" by requiring that people undergo instant background checks when they buy ammunition — just as they must do before they buy a gun....
| Jan 8, 2013
| 4:29 PM
The following is an abridged version of a discussion on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/edpagecourant.
Jeff Clark: I understand her perspective ... here in New England we don't like strangers or intruders in our communities ... never have been...
| Jan 2, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords came to Newtown last week for a private meeting with family members of the victims of the Dec. 14 shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Giffords was a victim of a mass shooting, too, on Jan. 8, 2011....
| Jan 30, 2013
| 4:11 PM
Speaking at an emotional hearing on federal gun control proposals, Baltimore County Police Chief James W. Johnson urged lawmakers Wednesday to close loopholes and ban assault weapon sales or risk more tragedies like the recent elementary school shooting...
| Feb 1, 2013
Still reeling from the Republican defeat in the 2012 presidential election, House Speaker John Boehner warned in a Ripon Society speech the other day that the re-elected Obama administration is now out to kill off their party.
The embattled speaker...
| 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...
| Mar 25, 2013
| 5:11 PM
A dog that belongs to a relative of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords attacked and killed a sea lion Saturday along the shoreline in Laguna Beach, police said.
The violent attack, which shows Giffords' stepdaughter and husband trying to remove the canine...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 10:26 AM
A gun shop in Tucson, Ariz., has canceled an effort by retired astronaut Mark Kelly, an outspoken gun-control advocate, to buy a semiautomatic rifle as a way of demonstrating how easy it is to buy powerful weapons.
Kelly, the husband of former Rep....