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PASADENA — Thanks to a push from local faith-based organizations and an assist from the Pasadena Police Department, 135 guns were taken off the streets Saturday at the Pasadena Area Gun Buyback and Peace-source Fair. More than a hundred gun owners...
French sociologist Emile Durkheim wrote, "No fact is more readily transmissible by contagion than suicide." According to writer Giles Fraser, the media play a part in this transmission. In an article in the British newspaper The Guardian, Fraser argues...
A student club at Pasadena High School has started a petition calling on school district officials to halt public spending on products from companies that manufacture or sell guns. Tenth-graders Roxana Honowitz and Mia Hepner, leaders of the school&...
Glendale City Councilman Rafi Manoukian is pushing a ban of gun shows at Glendale Civic Auditorium. Mayor Frank Quintero is backing Manoukian's proposal, saying, "I think the time has come for this country to reexamine easy access to guns." Manoukian...
Tags: Values, Laws, Separation of Church and State, Judaism, Assault
Q: Many consider this to be the season of peace and hope. Reflecting on 2012, what has given you peace? What are your hopes for the coming year? Peace and hope are rather difficult concepts to ponder in light of this past week's horrific events at the...
Tags: Charles Dickens, Values, Human Interest, Judaism, Afghanistan
Although the U.S. military's presence in Afghanistan is winding down, with combat troops scheduled to be withdrawn by the end of 2014, suicides in the U.S. military have risen sharply this year. In the first 155 days of 2012, 154 service members have...
— Gov. Pat Quinn, Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Senate President John Cullerton decried a bill to legalize concealed firearms that is backed by powerful House Speaker Michael Madigan, contending it would invalidate strict local gun laws like Chicago's...
Tags: Interior Policy, Illinois Governor, Laws, Chicago Mayor, Assault
Under orders from the 7th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, the Illinois legislature is trying to craft a law that will allow responsible gun owners to carry concealed weapons in public. The court said the legislature has to do this, but the court didn't say...
Tags: Interior Policy, Laws, Weaponry, U.S. Supreme Court, Politics
I am writing this in response to David Whiteman's May 11 letter. He complains about the great deal of media coverage received by Jason Collins, an NBA player who made history as the first active male athlete in a major North American sports league to come...
If President Obama was the darling of that so-called liberal media, he is certainly its biggest enemy today. Instead, he’s basically a lame duck pariah who now has the full attention of every broadcast analyst, Internet blogger and newspaper...
These days, the country is consumed by scandal-mania — real, or mostly trumped-up, partisan allegations of violations of the public trust, the truth of which no one knows for sure because we don't have all the facts and probably never will. We...
Nullification fever is spreading across the rural counties along the Mason-Dixon Line, with Cecil, Harford and Carroll counties passing resolutions in the last month declaring their view that Maryland's new gun control law is unconstitutional. Cecil's...
Tags: Conservation, Interior Policy, Laws, Politics, Gun Control
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