| Jul 12, 2013
| 5:21 PM
NOGALES, Ariz. — Gun runners once were so nonchalant about driving into Mexico that one smuggler stashed a .50-caliber rifle on the top of the engine block of a sedan, the weapon visible to anyone who bothered to pop the hood.
It was 2010 and word...
| Jun 12, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Memo to Eric Garcetti: Want to be a good mayor of Los Angeles? Look East, young man, to New York’s can-do mayor, Michael Bloomberg.
You know him: the Biggest Apple in the Big Apple. In his time in office, he’s taken on the small (big)...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 4:00 PM
After George Zimmerman was acquitted in the slaying of Trayvon Martin, Stevie Wonder declared that he would never again perform in Florida or in any state with a "stand your ground" law. Over the last week, moral outrage over the reckless expansion of...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 7:26 PM
The Los Angeles Community College District’s nine campuses will be gun-free zones, according to a resolution passed this week by the Board of Trustees that bans weapons in almost all circumstances.
“It is our responsibility to provide a...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 2:17 PM
WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones is on the cusp of becoming the first Senate-confirmed director of the ATF on Thursday, after a fierce lobbying effort successfully swayed a single Republican lawmaker to change her vote.
Democrats had expected a close...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 1:02 PM
Oh, how they love that siren song of states’ rights -- until they don’t like hearing us singing it.
In a disturbing story, my Washington colleague Evan Halper chronicles how some D.C. regulators and big corporations -- like the ones that...
| Jul 25, 2013
Re "The NRA's new online sensation," Column One, July 23
So, now that major cities such as Los Angeles and Chicago are reporting impressive reductions in inner-city killings and gun violence in general, attributed to coordinated efforts of police,...
| Jul 9, 2013
Re "One cry, two mothers. Who's right?," July 7
The outcome of the George Zimmerman trial is immaterial. It isn't Zimmerman who's on trial for teenager Trayvon Martin's shooting death. It's all of us, and the culture reflected in what we believe and how...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 9:36 AM
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WASHINGTON — The battle over background checks for gun sales is escalating in West Virginia as two former allies, the National Rifle Assn. and Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin III, square off over...
| Jun 11, 2013
| 8:31 AM
WASHINGTON – B. Todd Jones, the acting director of the ATF who took over the agency in its meltdown with the Fast and Furious scandal, ran into immediate opposition Tuesday as he appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee for consideration as...
| Jun 15, 2013
| 8:19 AM
Local officials are calling for better systems to identify and treat mental health problems and for stronger gun-control lobbyists and legislation in the wake of last week's rampage that left five dead.
Police on Thursday said that John Zawahri, 23,...