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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 […]

Commentary: The man who really likes guns

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Commentary: The man who really likes guns

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, likes guns. Rep. Lucas likes guns so much that every time someone suggests that maybe there’s too much gun violence in this country or that the National Rifle Association, of which he is a devout member, might be a touch unreasonable, he fires off impassioned […]