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Gun Control

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  • Gun bills show skewed priorities in Tally: Editorial

    There's a good reason why Florida's nicknames include "The Gunshine State." Year after year, the Legislature fires out misguided measures to make guns ever-more plentiful and easier to access. The latest proposal from lawmakers would allow people to...
  • Felons, fugitives bought guns amid backlog

    Felons, fugitives bought guns amid backlog
    More than 300 people banned from owning guns were able to buy them last year because the state police were overwhelmed with background check requests, police said Wednesday. People with histories of mental illness or convictions for violent misdemeanors,...
  • Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly

    Underwhelmed by the Maryland General Assembly
    I declare myself underwhelmed by the "accomplishments" of the 2014 Maryland General Assembly — a minimum wage increase so gradual it will have no effect on the standard of living for the working poor, a $431 million tax break for the heirs of...
  • A well-versed society

    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)....
  • Gun Restrictions Are Nothing New

    As try as I might, I do not understand why guns owners say gun laws are stomping on their constitutional rights. This country has a long history of banning certain weapons that goes all the way back to the Civil War. During the 1930s, automatic weapons,...
  • Questions Armed Officers In Gun-Free Zones

    When Gov. Dannel P. Malloy goes into a gun-free zone such as a school to celebrate his gun control legislation, why is it that he is allowed to have armed security? Isn't that against his own law? Is he afraid that the sign on the lawn might not work?...
  • Yankee Doodle Gun Law

    When Yankee Doodle went to town, his hat adornment was not pasta. Simply look up "macaroni" as used in Connecticut's state song. Pro-gun control letters to The Courant rely upon contemporary definitions to support their interpretations. Misleading straw...
  • Florida gun laws insane

    Regarding the March 17 op-ed by State Reps. Katie Edwards and Mia Jones, "Overzealous prosecutions hurt intent of 10-20-Life": Florida gun laws are truly insane. If you kill someone and plead Stand Your Ground, unless there are witnesses, you can...
  • NRA keeps pulling strings of lawmakers

    The last time you voted for a state lawmaker, did you see anybody on the ballot from the National Rifle Association Party? We didn't think so. Yet because of the NRA's outsized influence, the Florida Legislature every year passes laws designed to make...
  • Sen. Yee charged with trafficking firearms in sweeping FBI probe

    This post has been corrected, as indicated below. State Sen. Leland Yee (D-San Francisco) was charged Wednesday with conspiring to commit wire fraud and traffic firearms, part of a sweeping public corruption case outlined by federal prosecutors. The...
  • Supreme Court keeps guns away from those guilty of domestic violence

    Supreme Court keeps guns away from those guilty of domestic violence
    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday strengthened a federal law that bars anyone convicted of domestic violence from possessing a gun. In a 9-0 decision, the high court said the ban extended to anyone who had pleaded guilty to at least a...