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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: Guns, prejudices and inconvenient realities

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Commentary: Guns, prejudices and inconvenient realities

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Bet you didn’t know guns were a cure for cancer. Or that they solve math problems faster than computers and calculators. Or that they are even better than a mother’s love. You would know – or at least believe – these things if you lived in the same part […]

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No ATV helmet could soon be a problem

By Darrell Crenshaw TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Underage ATV riders might want to start looking up the prices of helmets to wear. The governor will soon consider whether to sign House Bill 1200 into law. The legislation would require off-road vehicle drivers and passengers younger than 18 years old to wear helmets. “The Senate did make […]

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Committee amends overhaul to vaping regulations

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Legislators are hoping Wednesday’s revisions to the overhaul of the state’s e-liquid rules will be enough to pass it through the House.  The Senate made the e-liquid bill a priority at the beginning of this legislative session, and its importance only increased after a ruling from the 7th Circuit […]

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Amendment would create study of carrying without a license

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would allow domestic violence victims a temporary carry permit passed out of committee with a controversial amendment Tuesday. House Bill 1071 would allow a domestic violence victim to carry a gun without a permit for 60 days, but Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, proposed an amendment for […]

Commentary: It’s all about respect

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Commentary: It’s all about respect

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Soon, my daughter will lace up her basketball shoes for the last time and play her final high school game. My wife and I will be there, cheering for her and her teammates. When she walks off the floor for the last time, all three of us – mother, […]

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Legislators under fire after Facebook posts

By Taylor Brown TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – A sister rally of Women’s March on Washington took place on Saturday, drawing in thousands, and a meme posted by an Indiana state senator is drawing more attention. Sen. Jack Sandlin, R-Indianapolis, shared a meme that read, “In one day, Trump got more fat women out walking, than Michelle […]

Commentary: Guns and a lost art that might help

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Commentary: Guns and a lost art that might help

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – An old teacher of mine had a useful saying. “We can’t learn anything when our lips are moving,” he said. “It’s only when we shut up and listen that we have a chance to learn anything.” I thought about that bit of wisdom during President Barack Obama’s town hall […]

Commentary: Villages, lawmakers and outsourced thinking

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Commentary: Villages, lawmakers and outsourced thinking

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – As the tragicomedy that is the 2015 session of the Indiana General Assembly stumbles and pratfalls its way to an end, one conclusion can be drawn. Many Indiana villages must be missing their idiots, because they sent them to the state legislature. The latest example of peculiar thought – […]

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Video & story: Lawmakers close to decision of guns on school property

Indiana lawmakers work on gun bill from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Lawmakers appear close to finishing legislation that will in part let Hoosiers bring guns onto school property – as long as they stay in locked cars. Members of a House-Senate conference committee met behind closed doors Monday after a […]

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