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Gun Control

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  • Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Robert Durst dropped

    Lawyer: Louisiana gun case against millionaire Robert Durst dropped
    Louisiana gun charges against real estate heir Robert Durst were dismissed, lawyers said Thursday, clearing the way for federal proceedings in New Orleans in a similar case. Durst, who faces a murder charge in an unrelated California case, remains...
  • 11 Newtown families: No ties to group behind McGraw concert

    The families of 11 people killed in the Newtown school massacre distanced themselves Wednesday from a Sandy Hook advocacy group, saying they want to clarify that victims' families are not receiving money from a Tim McGraw concert planned this summer. The...
  • There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it

    There's scientific consensus on guns -- and the NRA won't like it
    After the Sandy Hook tragedy, reporters often called me to ask for information on firearms. They wanted to know whether strong gun laws reduced homicide rates (I said they did); and, conversely, whether permissive gun laws lowered crime rates overall (I...
  • Celebrate National Poetry Month by taking time for a few verses

    Editors' Note: In honor of National Poetry Month we offer the following Daily Press editorial, which originally ran April 3, 2012. "Poets aren't very useful/Because they aren't consumeful or very produceful." — American poet Ogden Nash (1902-1971)....
  • Man sentenced for burglary, gun possession cases

    Man sentenced for burglary, gun possession cases
    A Westminster man was sentenced to serve five years in prison for breaking into a Union Bridge home and illegally possessing guns. Drew Pennington Berkheimer, 23, pleaded not guilty but agreed not to challenge the state's version of the facts to first-...
  • 11 Sandy Hook Families: We're Getting No Money From Tim McGraw Concert

    11 Sandy Hook Families: We're Getting No Money From Tim McGraw Concert
    Families of 11 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting victims Wednesday distanced themselves from the upcoming Tim McGraw concert in Hartford and the group that will benefit from the money raised, Sandy Hook Promise. In a three paragraph statement, the...
  • Mom of fatally shot boy, 11, upset about court punishments

    The mother of a fatally shot 11-year-old boy from the town of Sharon says punishments handed down in the case lessen the value of his life. Eric Gutierrez died in July after he was shot in the head by a 14-year-old friend. Authorities say the two were...
  • Ohio gun rights group challenges Cleveland's new legislation

    An Ohio gun rights advocacy group has filed a lawsuit challenging legislation recently passed in Cleveland that requires gun offenders to register with the city. Ohioans for Concealed Carry filed the suit in Cuyahoga County Tuesday, requesting an...
  • Gabby Giffords to receive DVF 'inspiration' award

    Gabby Giffords, who's been devoting her time to pushing for tougher gun laws as she slowly recovers from her 2011 shooting, will now have $50,000 to donate to her cause, courtesy of designer Diane von Furstenberg. Von Furstenberg's DVF Foundation is...
  • Texas poised to pass open-carry handgun law

    Texas poised to pass open-carry handgun law
    Texas is on the verge of passing legislation that would allow handgun owners to openly carry firearms. The House approved a proposal Monday by a vote of 101 to 42 that would allow those with concealed carry licenses to openly carry handguns in a...
  • Bravo To Tim McGraw For Standing Up To Gun Extremists

    Bravo To Tim McGraw For Standing Up To Gun Extremists
    Good for country music star Tim McGraw for sticking to his July 17 concert date at Hartford's Xfinity Theatre despite a barrage of criticism by wild-firing gun enthusiasts. He is one man the gun extremists can't cow. The brouhaha over the concert...