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Orlando mayor offers advice to nation’s mayors just 14 days after tragic shooting

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com It’s 3 a.m. on Sunday, June 12 — three hours into what Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer called “the most difficult day in the history of the city of Orlando.” When Dyer was fast asleep in his Florida home, he received the phone call he said every mayor dreads. It was at […]

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: Running victory laps at a funeral

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Commentary: Running victory laps at a funeral

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Some people are slow learners. In the aftermath of the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida, many loud voices have demanded a quick solution to the problem of terrorism. The loudest of the voices, not surprisingly, belongs to the king of the clueless – the presumptive Republican nominee for […]

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, […]