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Gun Control

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  • Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court

    Lawyers spar over Maryland assault weapon ban in federal court
    Lawyers for the state and gun rights advocates debated in federal court Tuesday about the government's power to hem in the Second Amendment to ward off mass shootings. Spectators crammed into a federal courtroom in downtown Baltimore to watch the hearing...
  • Christie Dances Around Gun Control

    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie is trying to have it both ways on gun control, and he can't. He is either for sensible and lawful regulation, or he isn't. And voters should so note. Mr. Christie was in Connecticut this week to campaign for Republican...
  • Not-So-Trivial Pursuit

    Not-So-Trivial Pursuit
    Republican gun lovers in the mold of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie always point to mental illness as the cause of mass murders in the United States and not the proliferation of firearms. They seem to think people are being killed with unhealthy...
  • After mass killings, can media prevent copycats?

    After mass killings, can media prevent copycats?
    Remember Columbine? Remember the novelty of it all? Mass shootings had occurred before, but April 20, 1999, felt unprecedented, both for the deaths and the depth with which we got to know Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold after the massacre. Fifteen years...
  • Beretta to move gun production from Maryland

    Beretta U.S.A., the American arm of the iconic Italian firearm maker, said Tuesday that it would move all of its U.S. manufacturing activities from Prince George's County to Tennessee in response to the gun control law the Maryland General Assembly passed...
  • Sarah Palin says 'Impeach Obama!' but other Republicans flinch

    Sarah Palin says 'Impeach Obama!' but other Republicans flinch
    Sarah Palin has joined a rising drumbeat of Republicans who call for President Barack Obama's impeachment. Democrats can barely conceal their glee. It's hard to think of anything that would give a bigger boost to the Democrats' currently gloomy...
  • Data — and voters — support handgun licensing [Letter]

    Data — and voters — support handgun licensing [Letter]
    In disputing Vincent DeMarco's letter ("Tougher gun laws are helping reduce homicides in Baltimore," July 5) about the positive impact of Maryland's Firearms Safety Act of 2013 in reducing gun violence, Michael Peterson ("Gun control isn't the reason...
  • Foolish gun measures draw welcome opposition

    The following editorial appeared in the Kansas City Star on Wednesday, July 16: The horrific murders of schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., in 2012 prompted the worst sort of response from some legislatures, particularly those in Kansas and Missouri....
  • Tougher gun laws will increase violent crime [Letter]

    Tougher gun laws will increase violent crime [Letter]
    The recent comments by Vincent DeMarco ("Tougher gun laws are helping reduce homicides in Baltimore," July 5) are flawed in many respects. First he only points to New York City for statistics that support his views, but when other large cities like...
  • Hard to find middle ground on same-sex marriage

    On most issues, reasonable people can find compromise, as long as they aren't threatened by compromise itself. But what if there is no middle ground?  Budget battles, taxation, business regulation, health care, immigration policy, even gun rights...
  • Utah man sentenced to five years in prison for shooting at synagogue

    (Reuters) - A Utah man was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for shooting into an unoccupied synagogue in Salt Lake City in what federal authorities said was an attack motivated by religious bias. Macon Openshaw, 22, pleaded guilty in a...