Tag: NM

Columbus, New Mexico

New Mexico town dissolves police dept after gun smuggling scandal The town has been upended since federal authorities arrested Police Chief Angelo Vega, Mayor Eddie Espinoza, Village Trustee Blas Gutierrez and nine other residents for conspiring to smuggle hundreds of guns to drug cartels over the border in March. All of the accused have pleaded […]

Campus Carry

Students, Guns and Politics: New legislation in Arizona, Texas, Florida, Nebraska, New Mexico and Oklahoma would legalize the “concealed carry” of weapons on college campuses, and many student governments in those states are mobilizing against the bills. Meanwhile, the few other campuses that already allow weapons are waiting to see whether this year marks a […]

Val Kilmer: Real Genius

This is several years old and I’m sure at least some of you have seen it before. But wow. It’s from an interview in Esquire magazine: The conversation evolves into a meditation on the emotional toll that acting takes on the artist. I ask him about the “toll” that he felt while making the 1993 […]

Back After 31 Years

Rifle stolen in 1977 is returned to owner Mike Cassidy had a Marlin lever-action stolen from an unlocked car three decades ago. But on Friday, 31 years after the theft, Cassidy and the rifle were reunited after a Fort Worth police officer discovered that the stolen rifle had recently been sold to an east Fort […]