| Jan 15, 2013
| 7:24 PM
Gun-control advocates, including parents of victims of mass shootings, delivered nearly 300,000 signatures to a Wal-Mart store a short drive from Sandy Hook Elementary School Tuesday morning, calling on the nation's largest firearms seller to pull...
| Jan 17, 2013
Political trends come and go in response to events. Gun control was the rage during the Clinton administration, but over the past decade or so it became an obsolete cause. After the horrific crimes in Newtown and Aurora, though, it's staging a comeback....
| Jan 3, 2013
| 2:30 AM
And so the nail is driven in. This is isolation; this is the coffin. And there are so many ways of saying it.
The social context of being human has been shattered for far too many people, and one manifestation of this is the eerie rise in...
| Dec 24, 2012
— Every mass shooting has three elements: the killer, the weapon and the cultural climate. As soon as the shooting stops, partisans immediately pick their preferred root cause with corresponding pet panacea. Names are hurled, scapegoats paraded,...
| Dec 23, 2012
| 2:22 AM
WASHINGTON - Every mass shooting has three elements: the killer, the weapon and the cultural climate. As soon as the shooting stops, partisans immediately pick their preferred root cause with corresponding pet panacea. Names are hurled, scapegoats...
| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:35 AM
When the National Rifle Association promised "meaningful contributions" to prevent another massacre like the recent horror in Newtown, Conn., I didn't expect much, but I hoped for more than what we got.
After an allegedly mentally ill gunman killed 20...
| Dec 16, 2012
In 2009, when I was trying to figure out why gun sales were so brisk, I visited a couple of gun shops in Riverside and Corona.
Back then, part of the reason people were arming themselves, they told me, was that President Obama had recently taken office,...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:22 AM
Gabrielle "Gabby" Giffords stood next to her husband in court Thursday as he spoke directly to Jared Loughner, the Arizona man who tried to assassinate the then-congresswoman in a January 2011 shooting.
"Mr. Loughner, you may have put a bullet through...
| Nov 8, 2012
| 1:36 PM
Jared Lee Loughner, who shot former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in the head, killed six and wounded 12 others in a 2011 Tucson rampage, was sentenced to life in prison without parole after listening to some of his victims berate him for damaging their lives....
| Nov 8, 2012
| 11:45 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The man who pleaded guilty to a deadly Arizona shooting rampage that wounded former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been sentenced to life in prison.
U.S. District Judge Larry Burns sentenced 24-year-old Jared Lee Loughner on...
| Nov 9, 2012
| 6:13 AM
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The pain was palpable, measured in silent stares in the courtroom between an emotionless murderer and wounded former congresswoman who looked her attempted killer in the eyes for the first time since he shot her in the head....
| Jan 22, 2011
| 4:33 AM
Colorful rhetoric has been part of politics since the dawn of civilization. The term “campaign” itself is of military origin. Military metaphors are common not only in politics, but in business, sports, medicine, science, and every-day life....