It’s hard to feel like much will get done on gun safety

By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times @mikemcgannpa The mass shootings continue — so many it is hard to keep track. And we do nothing. That’s because the gun lobby has mobilized a fanatic minority of the population to think they have some holy right to own, carry and use guns with no restrictions. “Shall not be infringed” they scream at the slightest suggestion of any common sense gun safety laws. We...

Letter: Better laws could have preventing shootings

To The Editor, The gun control debate has been torturing the US for months now. The shootings at the Waffle House and Parkland could have been prevented by better laws and restrictions on guns. The Bump Stock should just be plain outlawed and ARs should have heavy restrictions.    Send article as PDF   

Don’t offer your ‘thoughts and prayers’

Accept the reality of mass shootings: this is what you wanted By Mike McGann, Editor, The Times Don’t bother sharing your “thoughts and prayers.” The truth is, the slaughter of 49 innocent people in Orlando Sunday is exactly what you chose. Just as you chose the slaughter in Charleston, Sandy Hook, Aurora and dozens more. You also choose the shootings in Coatesville which of late seem to be...

Update: Arrests made in Olive Street shootings

  Coatesville Police Chief Jack Laufer addresses a media briefing by city officials on Thursday night’s shooting that saw three men wounded — and two arrests. COATESVILLE — Three city men suffered what police called “non life threatening” wounds following an exchange of gunfire at Olive Street and South 5th Avenue, early Thursday evening, leaving two of the men shot facing...