| Nov 25, 2014
| 10:10 AM
Sadly, shootings are so frequent that the post-tragedy scripts by activists on both sides of the debate about guns have become predictable.
Proving my point, one of Florida's most outspoken and extreme gun rights groups sent out a press release that...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 1:59 PM
When Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller faced the task of selecting a new chairman for the Judicial Proceedings Committee to replace Attorney General-elect Brian Frosh, he had a choice between two well qualified but contrasting candidates: Sen....
| Nov 28, 2014
| 7:55 PM
In April of my freshman year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, a woman bolted past me at the front door of my residence hall, her cellphone at her ear, trying to force words through deep, pained sobs.
I found out at dinner that her best...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 9:23 AM
Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane will not defend a new law that effectively stripped municipalities of the right to enact their own gun measures, raising the prospect that the controversial statute might not take hold.
A spokeswoman on...
| Dec 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
During the recent gubernatorial campaign, The Sun and several thoughtful citizens were perplexed about the discrepancy between the National Rifle Association's notorious A- rating for Larry Hogan and the candidate's repeated promise that he won't overturn...
| Dec 7, 2014
| 3:34 PM
Bloodstains lingered Sunday on the Rogers Park street corner where Mutahir Rauf, a student at Loyola University, was gunned down Friday evening.
About 100 friends and fellow students gathered at that spot in the afternoon to remember Rauf and condemn...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 8:20 AM
Note: I try to stay in my lane here. I write my recaps, throw in some jokes about yogurt and try to work in as many subtle pro-wrestling references as I can.
I humbly suggest Aaron Sorkin should stay in his lane as well.
I did not get into it in the...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 10:51 AM
America's police forces are in the spotlight. After the police shooting deaths of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo., and 12-year-old Tamir Rice in Cleveland, as well as this past week's decision by a grand jury not to indict the officer caught on video...
| Dec 8, 2014
| 5:13 PM
The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday will hear oral arguments in the case of Shew vs. Malloy, a legal challenge to the key provisions of Connecticut's post-Newtown gun control legislation.
The lawsuit, filed by a coalition of state gun...
| Dec 9, 2014
| 4:58 PM
NEW YORK — Gun rights advocates wrangled with the state in federal appeals court Tuesday over Connecticut's recently enacted bans on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines, both of which were among the firearms regulations passed...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 7:00 AM
The gun lobby's lawsuit against Maryland's life-saving Firearm Safety Act described in Saturday's front page article does not challenge the constitutionality of the key provision of the act — requiring handgun purchasers to first obtain a...