| Jan 30, 2013
| 2:24 PM
Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy chaired a Judiciary Committee hearing today where he questioned Wayne LaPierre of the National Rifle Association about expanding background checks to cover private sales, which produced an interesting exchange. (The answer is...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 3:11 PM
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy signed into law sweeping new restrictions on weapons and large capacity ammunition magazines Thursday in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, a bipartisan deal that gun control...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 9:14 AM
WASHINGTON -- Wayne LaPierre, the National Rifle Association's chief executive, arrived for his hearing on Capitol Hill in the organization's trademark fashion: violently.
When he and his colleagues stepped off the elevator in the Dirksen Senate...
| Mar 24, 2013
Some people should not be trusted with access to firearms. On that point almost everyone agrees, the only debate being where to draw the line. But no one thinks that if the Unabomber had his sentence commuted, the Second Amendment would entitle him to...
| Feb 3, 2013
Unlike the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in Connecticut, the horrific death of Hadiya Pendleton last week might not have been enough all by itself to spark U.S. Senate hearings on gun violence.
Yet the urban teenager's tragic case is sadly far...
| Feb 2, 2013
| 4:08 AM
Not only the American people, but also the rank and file of the NRA are being done a disservice by the absolutist position of the organization’s executive VP, Wayne LaPierre. His testimony in Congress was a shining example of paranoia on parade....
| Feb 4, 2013
| 12:25 PM
As someone in favor of strong gun-safety regulations, surprisingly I find myself in total agreement with Wayne LaPierre of the NRA. I agree with him that the manufacture, sale and possession of assault-type weapons with large ammunition clips should not...
| Feb 5, 2013
The moment that most deserves to be remembered from Sunday's thrilling Super Bowl came before the game, when Jennifer Hudson joined students from the Sandy Hook Elementary School in singing "America the Beautiful." It was a heart-rending elegy for the...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 9:42 PM
You remember that serious conversation we were going to have about guns? Here’s how serious it has turned out to be.
Recently, President Barack Obama described himself in an interview with The New Republic as an avid skeet shooter. Conservatives...
| Jan 20, 2013
Sometimes leaders of the National Rifle Association don't seem to know how to take "yes" for an answer.
Their ridicule of President Barack Obama's comprehensive response to the complex problem of gun violence includes a rejection of ideas that they...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 5:06 AM
This war against the gun culture reminds me of the Watergate scandal. On any given day, if it was a slow news day, I could draw a cartoon about Nixon and his lying, cheating and obstructing justice. Now, on any given day, if I don't feel perfectly...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 4:52 PM
A strange thing happened at Taft Union High School in Fresno, Calif. this month. A student brought a gun to school and shot a classmate, but no one died. A teacher and school supervisor talked the gunman into surrendering. Both were unarmed.