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Commentary: Life moves on, even in places of tragedy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com NEWTOWN, Conn. – Life goes on. Those three words can be both comforting and horrifying. It’s quiet on this Easter Sunday morning just a little more than three months after a deluded soul with an arsenal at his disposal opened fire at Sandy Hook Elementary School and killed 26 people – […]

Commentary: Doubt prods thinking that can lead to compromise

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Commentary: Doubt prods thinking that can lead to compromise

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A caller named Tim took the talk about guns where it needed to go – to the place where many thoughtful Americans now are. His call came near the end of the radio show I host. For the better part of an hour, Indiana Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, school […]

Commentary: NRA members need better leaders

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Commentary: NRA members need better leaders

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The National Rifle Association just completed a survey of its members. The outcome was foreordained because the NRA did a superb job of cooking the results. Gourmet chefs have nothing on the gun lobby. Seasoning a survey to achieve a desired outcome is, of course, a time-honored tradition among […]

Commentary: NRA reacts ‘hysterically’ to reasonable proposals

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Commentary: NRA reacts ‘hysterically’ to reasonable proposals

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Last year, when the National Rifle Association made one of its election-year purchases of an Indiana political candidate, I got into a spat with the gun group. I wrote a column criticizing the transactional nature of the NRA’s relationship with the candidate. The NRA responded by getting personal. One […]

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Commentary: Let the NRA pay for America’s gun party

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A couple of New York newspapers had a lot of fun with National Rifle Association honcho Wayne LaPierre’s suggestion that the way to prevent mass shootings at America’s schools would be to put armed guards at every one of them. The New York Daily News ran a front-page picture […]

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Guest column: Recommit to families and faith to prevent violence

By Sen. Mike Delph Special to The Statehouse File This week, The Indianapolis Star published an article regarding the recent gun violence in Connecticut and its impact on Indiana. I would like to further elaborate my beliefs concerning this issue as my complete statement was not included in the article. As the father of five […]

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Gov.-elect Pence calls for school safety study, downplays role of guns in Connecticut massacre

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov.-elect Mike Pence said Wednesday he will seek a comprehensive study of school safety in Indiana in the wake of the Connecticut massacre that left 20 elementary students dead. Pence said he wants the study to focus on schools, not the state’s guns laws. When pressed, he said he […]

Commentary: NRA not interested in Indiana race but 2016 battle instead

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Commentary: NRA not interested in Indiana race but 2016 battle instead

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – So, the National Rifle Association has endorsed a candidate in the Indiana governor’s race. “Mike Pence is a staunch supporter of our Second Amendment rights. Voters in Indiana can trust that Mike Pence will respect their right to self-defense and will honor their rich hunting heritage as […]

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Commentary: Supporters of gun rights don’t even want conversation

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Those gun lovers – they never disappoint and they’re always predictable. Whenever someone suggests, however mildly, that maybe, just maybe having private gun ownership in this country multiply faster than fruit flies in heat causes some problems, they howl that their rights are being violated. The fact […]

Commentary: Colorado slayings renew need to debate gun control

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Commentary: Colorado slayings renew need to debate gun control

By John Krull The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – It happened again, this time in Colorado. More gunshots. More victims. More death. More grief. When a gunman opened fire at a movie theater in a Denver suburb, killing a dozen people and wounding 58 more, in addition to devastating lives he reopened our endless debate about […]