| May 12, 2014
| 10:03 PM
When police confronted Tamerlan Tsarnaev four nights after the Boston Marathon bombing last year, he leaped from his car with a 9-millimeter semiautomatic pistol and opened fire.
He critically wounded one officer and, despite being shot himself, kept...
| May 24, 2014
| 8:24 PM
Mixed in with prayers and sympathy after the Isla Vista shooting and stabbing rampage in Santa Barbara County were renewed calls Saturday to pass stronger gun control legislation.
“Although the circumstances of this attack are under investigation,...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:03 PM
Long before she became the lead plaintiff in a concealed carry lawsuit against Illinois, Mary Shepard had fallen in love with guns.
It was 2007 when Shepard stumbled upon a story about women and guns in the local newspaper. What piqued her interest,...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 3:24 PM
Two Wauconda police officers have been cleared in a shooting that left a man dead earlier this month, authorities said.
The officers — whom authorities are not naming — shot John Nightingale, 36, at his home in the northwest suburban town...
| May 25, 2014
| 9:01 AM
Thousands of community members gathered in a somber candlelight vigil on the UC Santa Barbara campus late Saturday to remember those who lost their lives during Friday's shooting rampage in Isla Vista.
Three of the six victims have been identified as...
| May 14, 2014
| 5:18 PM
Chicago was in the midst of one of its most violent years in recent history in March 2012 when David Lewisbey bought six handguns from an Indiana gun show dealer and brought them back to Chicago to sell on the street.
Less than two months later, federal...
| May 26, 2014
| 7:14 PM
California legislators have spent much of the last two decades strengthening the state's gun laws, but last weekend's multiple killings in Isla Vista, Calif., by a young man previously identified by family to police as being a potential danger prove there...
| May 27, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Chicago could require gun dealers to videotape sales and ban gun stores near schools and parks under Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s latest attempt to heavily regulate firearms sales following a federal court ruling that tossed out the city’s outright...
| May 28, 2014
| 5:14 PM
A UC Santa Barbara student was arrested Tuesday on suspicion of accidentally discharging his firearm, causing a round to enter a nearby apartment and narrowly miss a resident, sheriff's officials said.
The student, 21-year-old Kevin Tym, admitted to...
| May 28, 2014
| 1:39 PM
In a post Tuesday, I listed the mass shootings since January 2013 in which at least three people were killed. It’s an agonizingly, depressingly long list, and I cited it as the prime reason we need meaningful gun control. The post received the usual...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:03 PM
Thieves stole two cars right off the lot of Jonas Charles' Pompano Beach auto dealership, and he wasn't going to let that happen again, authorities said.
When four juveniles showed up at the Dixie Highway dealership at 2 a.m. Friday, Charles is...