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  • Gun owners rally for right to carry guns in more places

    Gun owners rally for right to carry guns in more places
    Firearm proponents are hopeful that Gov. Bruce Rauner will support expanding the state's one-year-old concealed-carry law to allow handguns in such places as hospitals, churches and bars. Gun owners from across the state flooded the Illinois Capitol...
  • Bolster scrutiny to keep guns from mentally ill: Editorial

    Bolster scrutiny to keep guns from mentally ill: Editorial
    Often when a clerk forgets to file paperwork, what's at risk are inconveniences such as the lights going dark, a missed deadline, or a sharp-tongued telephone call about the tardy mortgage. Unless the filing failure occurred in the office charged with...
  • What gun rights and marriage equality (should) have in common

    What gun rights and marriage equality (should) have in common
    In the article, "A unique Maryland marriage sits at center of Supreme Court case considering gay nuptials" (March 13), Carrie Evans, executive director of Equality Maryland, is quoted as saying the following: "This case underscores how the issue of...
  • Activists push bill to openly carry handguns in Texas

    Activists push bill to openly carry handguns in Texas
    When a group of activists pushing legislation that would allow them to openly carry firearms refused to leave the office of Democratic Rep. Alfonso “Poncho” Nev├írez, the lawmaker had one thought: “Guess what? They're armed.” It is...
  • 'Hands up, don't shoot' was built on a lie

    'Hands up, don't shoot' was built on a lie
    The late evening of Aug. 9, 2014, I couldn't sleep. I was due to substitute-anchor MSNBC's "UP with Steve Kornacki" and should have been asleep. But after looking at my Twitter feed and reading the rage under #Ferguson, I felt compelled to type a reaction...
  • Constitution allows people to own guns

    I am the average law-abiding gun owner who values my life. My state constitution tells me I have a right to bear arms. Pennsylvania gun law tells me I can protect my individual life from death, serious bodily injury, kidnapping and rape. And this is what...
  • How To Get To Bipartisan Consensus On Firearms

    How To Get To Bipartisan Consensus On Firearms
    As long as there have been guns in America, there has been regulation. The General Assembly is considering a number of laws dealing with firearms — proposed from both sides of the political aisle — which gives the legislature a rare...
  • Politics as Usual

    Casey, Toomey split ahead of nomination vote The U.S. Senate could vote this week on attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch, and Pennsylvania's two senators say they will be on opposite sides of that vote. Democrat Bob Casey will be backing Lynch, the...
  • Error kept names of 1,100 banned gun buyers in Orange out of database

    Error kept names of 1,100 banned gun buyers in Orange out of database
    For nearly two years, the names of 1,100 severely mentally ill people in Orange County, prohibited by law from buying guns, sat in court files in the Orange County Clerk of Courts Office but were not forwarded to a state and federal registry, meaning...
  • On states' rights, Republicans flip-flop over concealed guns bill

    To the editor: The so-called Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act is extremely disturbing, hypocritical and dishonest. ("If not Congress, Obama should reject bill on concealed-weapon permits," editorial, March 8) The website of Sen. John...
  • Americans must realize opinions have consequences

    Americans must realize opinions have consequences
    We Americans have a very unique and debilitating character flaw: We proudly hold and assert our strongly held individual attitudes, opinions and beliefs — while at the same time dissociating ourselves with the direct negative consequences of those...