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Letter: Let's show more appreciation
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Cartoon by Tom Stiglich
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Bruce & Deb Johnson
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January 18, 2013
Editorial: Debate on on guns to continue in 2013
The announcement Wednesday by President Obama of his 23-point plan to address gun violence has launched a new chapter in the divisive gun debate. It has been nearly two decade since the gun debate was so hot. Among Obama’s proposals is a call for better access to mental health services,...
January 18, 2013 - 6:15am
January 17, 2013
NRA president says group accepts background checks
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The head of the National Rifle Association says the organization has no problem with tighter background checks of gun purchasers. But association president David Keene also says too much emphasis has been placed on banning certain firearms. In an interview on "CBS...
January 17, 2013 - 10:59am
January 16, 2013
Document: White House release of Obama plan on gun violence
Here is a copy of the White House release on gun violence announced today by President Obama. White House release on gun violence - Jan. 16 by
January 16, 2013 - 11:45am
Updated: Obama unveils $500 million gun violence package, signs 23 executive orders
January 16, 2013 - 11:18am
January 12, 2013
Letter: Don’t blame the guns
My heart is saddened and grieved at the tragedies that have taken place in our country. I believe God also is saddened and grieved. I am not writing as someone who has not experienced gun violence in our family, because we have. Gun control, an issue again. It hurts innocent people...
January 12, 2013 - 12:00am
January 8, 2013
Giffords, Kelly launch gun control initiative
PHOENIX (AP) -- Former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and her husband launched an initiative aimed at curbing gun violence on Tuesday, the second anniversary of the Tucson shooting that killed six people and left her critically injured. Giffords and Mark Kelly wrote in an op-ed published...
January 8, 2013 - 7:08am
December 21, 2012
Cartoon: Need for multi-round clips
December 21, 2012 - 6:49pm
Commentary: There are no easy answers
By Ruben Navarrette SAN DIEGO — Given the selfserving way in which many reacted to the news of the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., one really has to ask gun-control advocates: “Have you no decency?” How about giving a horrified and heartbroken...
December 21, 2012 - 7:13am
December 20, 2012
Gun laws show difficulty of stemming violent acts
WASHINGTON (AP) -- One early focus of new gun regulations by President Barack Obama and some lawmakers would reinstate a federal ban on assault weapons, a law widely regarded as imperfect. The ban, which existed for 10 years until 2004, would have made it illegal for the young gunman...
December 20, 2012 - 7:23am
December 19, 2012
Gun permit applications surge in Twin Cities
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — More people in the Twin Cities are applying for gun permits in the aftermath of the Connecticut elementary school shooting. Anoka County had 36 applications Monday and another 32 on Tuesday, both of which set a one-day record. Sheriff's Cmdr. Paul Sommer says...
December 19, 2012 - 7:43am
Obama to press for policy changes after shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is launching an administration-wide effort to curb gun violence, underscoring the growing political consensus over tightening gun restrictions following the horrific massacre at a Connecticut elementary school. Obama is tasking Vice President...
December 19, 2012 - 7:11am
December 18, 2012
NRA promises to help prevent school shootings
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The National Rifle Association is breaking its silence four days after a school shooting in Newtown, Conn., where 26 were killed, including 20 children. The nation's largest gun rights organization made its first public statements Tuesday after a self-imposed media...
December 18, 2012 - 4:04pm
Cerberus to sell gun company that makes Bushmaster
The company that makes one of the weapons used to kill elementary school children in Connecticut is being put up for sale by its owner, which called Friday's tragedy a "watershed event" in the debate over gun control. The private-equity group Cerberus Capital Management said Tuesday...
December 18, 2012 - 3:14pm
NRA goes silent after Connecticut school shooting
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Where is the NRA? The nation's largest gun-rights organization - typically outspoken about its positions even after shooting deaths - has gone all but silent since last week's rampage at a Newtown, Conn., elementary school that left 26 people dead, including 20...
December 18, 2012 - 7:14am
December 11, 2012
Court strikes down Illinois concealed carry ban
CHICAGO (AP) — In a major victory for gun rights advocates, a federal appeals court on Tuesday struck down a ban on carrying concealed weapons in Illinois - the only remaining state where carrying concealed weapons is entirely illegal - and gave lawmakers 180 days to write a law...
December 11, 2012 - 4:32pm