| 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...
| 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 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
| 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 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 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 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 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....
| Dec 2, 2014
| 2:12 AM
An appeal before the Florida Supreme Court on Tuesday could shift the burden of proof for the state's "Stand Your Ground" law, relieving gun owners of a legal duty to prove self-defense when they brandish weapons in violent confrontations.
If the high...
| Nov 30, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Just what Florida needs – more lax gun laws.
The state is already a joke with its gun laws.
Since we have a gun-loving governor and a gun-loving legislature and an incredibly powerful National Rifle Association, the gun laws will only get...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 8:20 PM
AUSTIN, Texas Before he riddled Austin's police headquarters and the federal courthouse with bullets and attempted to burn down the Mexican Consulate early Friday, Larry Steven McQuilliams came to Austin apparently looking for a fresh start he never...