The Guardian takes a look at gun control in a way that turned up a couple of Little Rock angles. The city's murder rate is higher than Chicago and it has a Republican congressman who's at least willing to talk about measures to address crime. /more/
The Hill reports on the American Medical Association's declaration that gun deaths are a public health crisis and that it will lobby to allow federal research. The gun nuts won't stand for research that could make guns safer. /more/
God, guns and gays. That bedrock Southern political triad came together in an awful way Sunday in Orlando. And Arkansas politicians don't want to touch the gay part. Meanwhile, in Texarkana, voters will get a chance to express their feelings on discrimination against gays in an election Tuesday. /more/
A national group targeting gun violence is observing National Gun Violence Day today and events are scheduled in Arkansas, including the lighting of the Arkansas River bridge in downtown Little Rock. /more/
Sgt. Kelvin Hendrix, a 25-year veteran of the Pulaski County sheriff's office, was arrested when he went to work today on a federal mail fraud charge for allegedly stealing money from a sheriff's office uniform fund and using it to buy 25 firearms from Cruse Uniforms and Equipment /more/
Without comment today, the Arkansas Supreme Court rejected a request for a rehearing of its decision killing a proposed amendment to allow three more casinos in Arkansas because of a flawed ballot title.
Response to our story about rehoming and adoption has been overwhelmingly positive, with one exception. Rep. Nate Bell (R-Mena) has informed me that writing this story makes me the predator and Justin Harris the victim. I'm hellbound, apparently.