Commentary: Despite political posturing, guns are here to stay

It has become a scene that is all too common in America. News reels with crying mothers, a shattered community and a lingering sense of terror and anxiety. A veritable plague of shootings continues to tear apart our nation. As our country mourns the lives lost in El Paso, Dayton and Midland — at the […]

Speak Out: Walmart gun policy

Walmart said this week it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. • I applaud them for taking this step. And management are mostly Republicans. Republicans that care! Pretty cool and rare! — Sharon Maxwell Dudley […]

Walmart to stop selling handgun ammunition

NEW YORK — Walmart says it will discontinue the sale of handgun ammunition and also publicly request that customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in stores even where state laws allow it. The announcement comes just days after a mass shooting claimed seven lives in Odessa, Texas and follows two other back-to-back shootings last month, […]

Speak Out: Limit ammunition?

Readers reacted to a recent letter by Donald McHugh where he said “the federal government should enact a law stipulating the number of bullets which can be acquired, except by ordnance departments of law-enforcement agencies and licensed sporting ranges,” suggesting that 50 rounds may be sufficient. • Thank you Mr. McHugh for sharing a suggestion […]

Trump eyes mental institutions as an answer to gun violence

WASHINGTON — When shots rang out last year at a high school in Parkland, Florida, leaving 17 people dead, President Donald Trump quickly turned his thoughts to creating more mental institutions. When back-to-back mass shootings in Dayton, Ohio, and El Paso, Texas, jolted the nation earlier this month, Trump again spoke of “building new facilities” […]

Letter to the Editor: Limit ammunition

A common thread element in most, if not all mass shootings, is ammunition. In nearly every case, the shooter will amass a stockpile of bullets, enough for a protracted siege, but usually gathered by law enforcement after the killings. The federal government should enact a law stipulating the number of bullets which can be acquired, […]

Speak Out: Common sense?

Readers reacted to a recent commentary by Jeff Hague headlined “Common sense is in the eye of the beholder” in response to Dan Cannon’s opinion piece of Tuesday, Aug. 13. (“Gun violence demands immediate action”). • One thing you forgot to mention was the shooter in Philadelphia last week had over 20 convictions and seven […]

Speak Out: Gun control

A Sunday story reported that several factors would seem to make conditions in Delaware ripe for gun control. So why does Delaware stand in such sharp contrast to other heavily Democratic East Coast states, including its neighbor Maryland? An ambitious attempt to place new restrictions on firearms went up in flames earlier this year, sparking […]

Trump insists US has ‘very strong’ gun background checks

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is insisting that the U.S. already has “very, very strong background checks” for gun purchases. It’s the latest sign that he is backing away from throwing his political support behind changes to the system that are opposed by the powerful gun lobby. Speaking to reporters in the Oval Office on […]

Commentary: Common sense is in the eye of the beholder

This is in response to Dan Cannon’s opinion piece of Tuesday, Aug. 13. (“Gun violence demands immediate action”) I totally agree the mass murders committed in El Paso and Dayton were horrific. What I don’t agree with is the “common sense” solutions that Mr. Cannon proposes. What is very rarely reported is the carnage and […]