| 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 7:28 PM
UNITED NATIONS — The United States on Wednesday signed a treaty that seeks to regulate the international trade in conventional arms, but ratification in the Senate remains uncertain because of the strong resistance of gun rights advocates....
| Sep 26, 2013
| 12:18 PM
NBC Sports Network is facing a flurry of criticism over an episode of the outdoor sports program "Under Wild Skies" in which a National Rifle Assn. strategist shoots and kills an African elephant.
In the episode, which aired Sunday night (a highlight...
| Aug 22, 2013
Re “Here, a bullet sets the pace,” Aug. 18
Bravo. Excellent article and reporting by Thomas Curwen. Wonderful to finally see a front-page story devoted to a real local hero instead of war-ravaged areas of the world I can do nothing about....
| Jul 17, 2013
| 3:07 PM
The lines appear to have been drawn in the coming "stand your ground" standoff.
The National Rifle Assn. made clear Wednesday that it would not budge, one day after U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder Jr. made an impassioned speech at the NAACP convention in...
| Jul 21, 2013
| 6:48 PM
HOUSTON — Dueling marches here Sunday in support of and in opposition to the verdict in the George Zimmerman case led to a massive police deployment, heated face-offs but no violence, police said.
For many, the protests showed that although the...
| 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...
| Aug 24, 2013
Re “3 Oklahoma teens charged in slaying of Australian man,” Aug. 21, and “Oklahoma slaying stirs speculation,” Aug. 22
The news of the horrifying killing of college baseball player Christopher Lane shows just how far we have...
| Sep 8, 2013
There is an opinion abroad in the land that the right to bear arms is unlimited, an absolute right, like the right to vote or the right to a fair trial.
This heartfelt conviction has surfaced lately in state legislation that attempts to nullify...