| Dec 27, 2012
| 7:22 AM
Remember all the big, high-sounding media talk right after the massacre at Sandy Hook about how maybe now we will have a "national dialogue" about guns? Remember how many members of the media vowed to put aside their own little, selfish, partisan...
| Dec 27, 2012
Regarding your report on National Rifle Association Vice President Wayne LaPierre's combative response to criticism of his organization, I wondered whether your reporter watched the same speech I did ("Let's not let the NRA's LaPierre misdirect us with...
| May 6, 2013
| 9:38 AM
Terrorism, whether practiced in the U.S. or overseas, can be defined as a deliberate act of violence to instill fear in a target audience. We fight terrorism when we stay calm but resolute; we abet terrorists when our response is to panic or try to foment...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 8:56 AM
"We think it's reasonable to provide mandatory instant criminal background checks for every sale at every gun show. No loopholes anywhere for anyone." — National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre, in testimony before the...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:38 AM
It is easy to dismiss the report released Tuesday by the National Rifle Association-financed school safety task force as nothing but an effort to change the topic from the broader issue of gun violence or especially gun control (even the watered-down...
| Mar 13, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Your recent article about the difficulty college students have at campus mental health centers should be mailed to Wayne LaPierre, head of the National Rifle Association ("Students struggle for mental health services," March 8).
Mr. LaPierre contends...
| Jun 9, 2014
| 11:26 AM
“The only thing that can stop a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
Thank you, NRA CEO Wayne LaPierre. Now the only thing we have to do is remind the bad guys that they need to give fair warning to the good guys before the do...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 1:40 PM
Second Amendment absolutists complain that gun-control advocates are an out-of-touch elite seeking to destroy the way of life of real men who pack heat, pass weapons on to their sons and are a rampart against government tyranny. It's dangerous out there....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Adam McKay uses Twitter prodigiously -- to engage with fans about "Anchorman 2" or Funny or Die clips, or just to write jokes as he did in his "SNL" days.
"I like Twitter, it's accessible, it's simple, yet you can make it dense. It's political, it's...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"It was loaded with meaning and death."
Oh lethal, ticklish topic. So many people love guns and swear by them -- many of them people with whom I am otherwise in essential political agreement. And it's not like I relish a debate about "gun control," a...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:07 PM
Aside from the cowardice of some lawmakers, a major obstacle to passing federal firearms legislation is that sparsely populated, gun-friendly states have the same representation in the Senate as populous, more gun-safety-minded ones. That amplifies the...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 4:03 PM
At a debate among Republican gubernatorial hopefuls Sunday, former West Hartford councilman Joe Visconti said he "never would have signed" the state's 2013 gun safety law. The longtime gun owner also said he wished he had been at Sandy Hook Elementary...