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Commentary: Guns and common sense

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Commentary: Guns and common sense

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The National Rifle Association and its foot soldiers don’t let a little thing like a mass outpouring of grief cloud their vision or divert them from their mission. That’s why, just hours after the gun-related carnage in Las Vegas, Nevada, in which at least 59 people died and another […]

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, […]

Commentary: Democrats sit in, Republicans run away

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Commentary: Democrats sit in, Republicans run away

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – When the American people get killed at rate 20 times higher than the rest of the developed world, it’s time for leaders to … take a vacation. That was the message Thursday from the speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and other Republicans in […]

Commentary: Our gift to the NRA

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Commentary: Our gift to the NRA

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Think of it as the NRA tax. A couple of days after the tragic shooting in Orlando, Florida, I talked on the air with Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett about the upcoming U.S. Conference of Mayors, which Indianapolis will host. I asked Hogsett if he and the mayors of other […]

Commentary: Orlando and our silence

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Commentary: Orlando and our silence

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Now is not the time to talk about guns in America. The National Rifle Association flacks and other members of the gun lobby assure us that the moments right after a tragedy, such as the one in Orlando, Florida – where an angry man shot more than 100 people, […]

Commentary: An unimaginable tipping point

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Commentary: An unimaginable tipping point

By Michael Leppert TheStatehouseFile.com America experienced another mass shooting this week.  Of course that doesn’t make this week all that different from most weeks.  This time, the shooting occurred at a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana.  This shooter used a gun he was licensed to carry. Ironically, the shooter at the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting […]

Commentary: Grandma’s coming, grab your guns

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Commentary: Grandma’s coming, grab your guns

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The big shot at the National Rifle Association says electing Hillary Clinton will bring about an apocalypse. “Hillary Rodham Clinton will bring a permanent darkness of deceit and despair forced upon the American people to endure,” Wayne LaPierre, the NRA’s executive vice president and chief executive officer, told the […]