Martin Luther King had complicated legacy on gun violence

(AP) – Martin Luther King Jr. was surrounded by guns, even though he didn’t like them. At times, armed foot soldiers protected the Baptist preacher and his family. As he led protests across the rural South, King often stood in proximity of guns — wielded by local police, state troopers or hostile people in the […]

California’s strict gun laws failed to stop mass shooting

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The deadly shooting in San Bernardino happened in a state with some of the nation’s toughest gun laws: California bars assault weapons, blocks the sale of large-capacity magazines and requires universal background checks for all gun purchases. Authorities say they believe attackers Syed Rizwan Farook and wife Tashfeen Malik had legally […]

Gun Industry Thrives During Obama’s Term In Office

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has presided over a heyday for the gun industry despite predictions by the National Rifle Association four years ago that he would be the “most anti-gun president in American history.” Gun buyers fear that Obama wants to restrict their purchases, especially if he were re-elected. An analysis by The Associated […]

Bill Banning Openly Carrying Rifles Heads To Governor

SACRAMENTO – A bill that would ban the public display of rifles and shotguns in most California cities and towns was on its way to the governor after the state Assembly approved it Wednesday over strenuous objections from several lawmakers. Assemblyman Anthony Portantino, D-La Canada-Flintridge, said he initiated the legislation in response to gun rights […]