What Jane Says: Family

No one is safe from people who pack guns, even if they’re neighbors and friends. You never know where a bullet might be coming from. 1. A Kentucky state Representative Leslie Combs discharged her pistol in her office while trying to unload it. Luckily, the rep who was talking with her dodged the bullet. Combs […]

In Colorado Springs, a father shot and killed his 14-year-old stepdaughter, apparently mistaking her for a burglar. I don’t know if there’s more to this story, but police got a report that there was a “burglary in progress.” http://bit.ly/19dHcmy In North Carolina, a 3-year-old shot another 3-year-old with a .22 rifle. The dad and his […]

Rep. John Boehner is shocked, shocked, that his insurance premiums will rise, now that he he’s out of the government’s health plan and shopping the market for individual policies. Well, guess what? The premiums you have to pay as an individual have always been higher than those group plans charge for similar coverage. That is, […]

Truth breaks through on “accidental” kid-on-kid shootings. I reported earlier about the 6-year-old boy who shot his 4-year-old sister in the head with a shotgun. The father told police that the boy had dropped the gun, which “accidentally” went off. The dad has now admitted that the boy pulled the trigger. He had advised the […]

Iowa issues gun permits to the blind — not just the visually impaired but to people who are totally blind. They can even get permits to carry concealed weapons in public. Some sheriffs refuse to issue the permits, but others are happy to. The Iowa branch of Americans with Disabilities argues that, to refuse a permit, would […]

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