guns

Reader Input: Lawful firearm owners targeted

There are a series of anti-gun bills that have passed in our Democrat-controlled legislature and are headed to the governor’s desk for his signature and into law. Every sin ...

Reader Input: Leave police work to trained officers

In the days of the Old Wild West when citizens were migrating westward before lawmen and judges were available, most men carried an exposed gun in a holster connected to an ammo be ...

Reader Input: Citizens’ academy no police ‘pastime’

In response to Arlene Holm, (“Academy story sick, appalling,” Reader Input, April 19): I’m currently attending the 2013 Auburn Citizens Awareness Academy, and I ...

Reader input: Go after the drug industry

I’ve been reading the pro and con about gun control, being pushed as the answer to all the killings over the past several years. Now I see the cartoon by Jerry Holbert (Visua ...

Reader Input: What happened to fist fights?

My dad was a cattle rancher and I grew up with guns and enjoyed hunting, but what happened to the simple fist fight? In my experience, combatants didn’t reach for guns. (With ...

Reader Input: US electorate gutless on guns

Shameful indignation again! One of the biggest threats to our democracy is the ability to intimidate, buy off, or otherwise discourage proper response from our elected officials. ...

Reader Input: US Senate’s gun vote shameful

I want to applaud Rosalie Wohlfromm for her letter calling out the United States Senate for their shameful vote against universal background checks on the sale of all guns in this ...

Reader Input: US legislators’ gun vote ‘shameful’

As I weep for those killed and maimed in Boston, I also am furious at our legislators’ failure to do what we, the vast majority of Americans want, that being background check ...

17-year prison term for marijuana ring's kingpin

  The leader of a Sacramento Valley-based marijuana ring caught with a massive outdoor grow operation in the Alta area of Placer County has been sentenced to a 17-year, 6-mon ...

Auburn police give academy a shot at their guns

When I laced up my running shoes to go to the shooting range for the Auburn Police Department’s Citizens Awareness Academy, I opted to go with them over my standard dress sho ...