| Oct 11, 2013
| 6:42 PM
SACRAMENTO — Declaring that California already has some of the nation's toughest gun laws, Gov. Jerry Brown on Friday vetoed bills that would have further limited gun ownership and the sale of semiautomatic rifles.
The Democratic governor, a gun...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Former Arizona congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords made her first visit to a gun show since she was shot in 2011, attending a New York event Sunday with her husband, Mark Kelly, and the state's attorney general.
It was no casual trip to the Saratoga...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 8:28 PM
When a pair of Colorado lawmakers were recalled last month in a referendum on gun control, opponents had this to console them: At least, they said, the twin defeats did not alter the balance of power in Denver, the state capital.
Now gun rights...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 5:17 PM
SACRAMENTO — One thing I don't get: If people kill people — guns don't — why is it OK for a perpetually drunken person to own a gun? Gov. Jerry Brown thinks it is.
A drunk with a gun is double-barreled trouble.
Studies show that a...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 1:08 PM
NEW YORK -- Mayor Michael Bloomberg stepped up his call for universal background checks for gun buyers Wednesday in the wake of the deadly Navy Yard rampage in Washington, D.C., releasing a study that he said showed thousands of felons had used federal...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 4:25 PM
SACRAMENTO — Man goes to work. Woman visits a mall. Child sits in class. Couple attends a movie. All have one thing in common. They are vulnerable to being shot and killed by some "innocent law-abiding citizen."
Anyone who owns a firearm is law-...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 10:42 AM
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- There is a danger in drawing overly broad conclusions from any one election, especially an off-year election. That would apply even more to an election as singular as Colorado's unprecedented recall vote.
Exercising a 100-...
| Nov 5, 2013
| 11:39 AM
It's a question that comes up often after high-profile shootings such as the one at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday: Who besides police officers should carry guns in the event that a shooter needs to be subdued before law enforcement can...
| Nov 6, 2013
Re "Union urges armed TSA agents," Nov. 5
Rather than confronting the real problem — the easy availability and ubiquitous presence of guns in our society — arming some Transportation Security Administration agents would be yet another step...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:02 PM
SACRAMENTO -- An appeals court has affirmed a lower court’s issuance of a permanent injunction against a 2009 state law that would have required Californians who buy handgun ammunition to supply their thumbprint, photo ID and other information....
| Nov 9, 2013
Re "LAX chaos brings calls for review," Nov. 6
We would like to add our story to the many now being heard about the shooting at Los Angeles International Airport on Nov. 1. We are partners, ages 74 and 76, and were traveling to Vancouver with two of our...