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Commentary: Guns and the conversation we just can’t have

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Commentary: Guns and the conversation we just can’t have

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – I hate writing about guns. No other issue in American life divides people so much. No other debate pushes us so far into our bunkers. I’m on the air, talking with outspoken gun advocate Indiana Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, Indiana University Law School Prof. Jody Madeira and Marian University […]

Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

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Commentary: Gone to graveyards, everyone

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Maybe we need a wall. That’s what I find myself thinking in these sad hours after the tragedy in Las Vegas, the deadliest mass shooting in American history, an act of carnage in which more than 50 people were killed and hundreds of others injured. I’m not talking about […]

Commentary: People kill people, but access to guns makes killing too easy

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Commentary: People kill people, but access to guns makes killing too easy

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com  The National Rifle Association is absolutely right about one thing: Guns don’t kill people; people kill people. That gun sitting on a shelf, in a safe or in a case at your local gun shop isn’t any more dangerous than the baseball that sits in a corner at my home. Guns, […]

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Pence to speak at Ten Point Coalition’s annual luncheon

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence will head home to the Hoosier state next month as a guest at the Indianapolis Ten Point Coalition’s annual luncheon and reception. The faith-based coalition, known for its work in combatting gun violence in Indianapolis, announced Pence’s appearance Monday on its website. The luncheon is […]

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Ballard proposes pre-k funding, more cops to end violence

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard announced a three step program to try and curb the “recent trend of violence” that has hit the city, including a significant increase to the city’s preschool program. “We as society, can no longer keep doing the same things over and over again and expect different results,” Ballard […]