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Second governor’s debate showcases differences between candidates

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The second governor’s debate made the differences between Democrat John Gregg, Republican Eric Holcomb and Libertarian Rex Bell clearer after the first primarily highlighted similarities. With a topic of Hoosier jobs and the economy, the candidates answered questions Tuesday night from audience members and the moderator regarding an evolving job market, […]

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Gun reform group founded by Hoosier makes DNC appearance

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com PHILADELPHIA — When Terrell Bryant lost two of his best friends to gun violence, he stepped in to make a change. “My first friend, when I first entered kindergarten—he died to gun violence,” he said. “My teammate on the basketball team my senior year, I lost him to gun violence. You […]

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Carson joins House sit-in, demanding vote on gun control measures

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Andre Carson, D-Indiana, joined Democrats in Washington as they staged a sit-in to protest to push for movement on gun control. “My colleagues & I have had enough,” Carson posted on Twitter Wednesday. “We are sitting-in on the House Floor until we get a vote to address gun […]

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DeLaney to introduce gun control legislation

By Ashley Steeb TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Rep. Ed Delaney, D-Indianapolis, wants to propose gun control legislation during the next General Assembly. “Indiana has very, very limited laws on gun safety, and in the case of James Wesley Howell, we utterly, utterly failed to enforce our very weak laws,” DeLaney said during a press conference Tuesday. […]

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Commentary: James Brady, an uncertain legacy

By Stephen M. King Indiana Policy Review Foundation James Brady, former press secretary for President Ronald Reagan who died Aug. 4., was one of several individuals, including President Ronald Reagan, shot and wounded in the attempted 1981 assassination outside the Washington Hilton. He later recovered and became an advocate for stronger national gun-control laws, including the famous 1993 Brady law, […]

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Commentary: Gun lovers just don’t get it

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – It doesn’t take much to get gun lovers going. Not long after the mass shooting at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., I wrote a column in which I said that, once again, the gun lobby was telling us that any discussion involving solutions to the tragedy of gun-related […]

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Commentary: NRA ‘win’ may be costly

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Nearly 300 years before Christ was born, the Greek King Pyrrhus won an important battle against the Romans, but at a heavy cost. When someone tried to congratulate him on the win, Pyrrhus replied, “Another such victory and I am undone.” Pyrrhus was right. His victory made it impossible […]

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Commentary: President, GOP leaders seem too mired in the past

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – At the beginning of his fifth State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama summoned the specter of John F. Kennedy. In JFK’s 1962 State of the Union speech, Obama recalled, the late president reminded members of Congress “that the Constitution makes us not rivals for power but partners […]