gun control

Reader Input: I’ll keep and use my gun, thanks

Have you ever heard of even one person present hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have reduced murders? No! Even the vice president has said they cannot prevent mass murde ...

State Senate passes series of gun, ammunition bills

SACRAMENTO — Invoking the image of recent mass shootings, Democrats in the state Legislature on Wednesday passed a series of firearms bills designed to reduce the chances ...

Reader Input: Legislators put citizens at risk

It saddens and angers me that common-sense gun control measures such as background checks and screening for mental illness checks, for all gun sales, are being blocked by some sena ...

Gun control bill clears first hurdle in Senate

  WASHINGTON (AP) — With teary-eyed relatives of the Newtown school massacre watching, gun control supporters in the Senate won the first showdown over how to respon ...

Another View: Tighter gun control laws don’t address mental illness

WASHINGTON — The biggest obstacle to the Obama administration’s push for tighter gun control may be its own best argument: Newtown. This is because nothing proposed i ...

Top Senate Dem sets showdown gun vote on Thursday

  WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats set Congress' first showdown vote on new gun restrictions for Thursday as a small but growing number of Republicans appeared ...

Reader Input: Owning guns won’t help

  John and Deborah Owens’ impassioned plea (“Gun rights have no restriction,” Reader Input, April 4) that they need more laxity in gun ownership in ord ...

No assault weapons ban: Not even in Dems' bill

  WASHINGTON (AP) — All but ending chances for an assault weapons ban, Democratic leaders said Tuesday the firearms legislation the Senate will debate next month won ...

State Senate OKs money for gun-seizure program

  SACRAMENTO (AP) — Legislation approved Thursday by the state Senate would send more money to a program unique to California that seizes guns from people who are pr ...

Reader Input: Address big gun issues

The recent debate about gun control has had me thinking about the shootings and murders in our country. There are a lot of them all the time and the issue just begins to be notic ...