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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, […]

Commentary: Guns and money, the stuff of tragedy

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Commentary: Guns and money, the stuff of tragedy

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Perhaps the BBC responded to the tragedy in San Bernardino, California, in the most appropriate fashion. “Just another day in the United States,” the British news network said about the mass shooting that left 14 people dead and 21 others injured. The sad thing is that the BBC is […]

Commentary: After a shooting, we can talk about everything but guns

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Commentary: After a shooting, we can talk about everything but guns

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – That didn’t take long. Before the sounds of the gunshots had died away, perhaps even as some of victims breathed their last and while the wails of anguish and grief still could be heard at the Navy Yard in Washington, D.C., the sympathetic souls at the National Rifle Association […]

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Commentary: A plea for our children

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Sometimes, words fail. In a perfect world, someone might be able to make sense of a day in which a 20-year-old man goes into an elementary school in Connecticut and kills 26 people – 20 of them children under the age of 10. In a perfect world, someone might […]