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April 15, 2014 12:00 am
"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

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February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

Kimberly Penro, Merrillville | "I don't think so. I don't think they're destroying the guns. I think they might continue to get guns off the streets, but it's going to continue gun sales and distribution."

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

Brandon Shearer, Hobart | "I think it's a sham 'cause there's all kinds of people who want to buy them. I'm pro guns, but what they give you in the buy-back is ridiculous. Who's to say they destroy them anyway?"

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

Jen Okamura, Valparaiso | "There are automatic and miltary guns that people shouldn't own. Yes, keep them off the streets."

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

Sean Egan, Miller | "Yes, there are way too many guns are on the streets. They have got to get rid of as many as they can."

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

Jim Mollen, Valparaiso | Yes, they should. Anything to get guns off the street keeps more people alive. Those that would use guns would need to find other ways to do what they do."

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

"Should gun buy-back programs, with the guns destroyed, continue?"

Keith Wilson, Merrillville | "Yes. It could definitely stop the violence. We have to look for our future generation. We need to do it as fast as we can."

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: NRA's shotgun approach to recruiting backfires

RICH JAMES: NRA's shotgun approach to recruiting backfires

There are days when we all dread going to the mailbox.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
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February 20, 2014 12:00 am
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February 06, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gun buy-back legislation offers best practices

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gun buy-back legislation offers best practices

I was disappointed to read Rich James' recent column, “Sen. Tomes pistol-whips gun control.” His column was rife with error and made attacks on my personal character. It’s discouraging that this type of reporting passes as journalism today.

January 31, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

DOUG ROSS: Reform taxes, watch businesses invest again

This week's theme, apparently, is taxes on businesses. Along with the continuing discussion in Indianapolis over personal property taxes for businesses, there has been discussion of other business taxes.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am

Dealer: Chicago gun sales 'a business opportunity'

CHICAGO | Firearms dealers near Chicago contemplated new business opportunities Tuesday following a federal judge's ruling declaring the city's ban on gun sales unconstitutional.

January 07, 2014 7:15 pm

U.S. Rep. Kelly votes for gun control measure

U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill, has announced her support of a bill to uphold a federal ban on firearms that are undetectable by metal detectors.

December 03, 2013 8:00 pm

It's hard to walk fine line in life-or-death situations

Amid ongoing discussions and controversies concerning gun control and stand-your-ground legislation, I am reminded of a World War II experience my father shared with me.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago aldermen agree to water down tough gun law

CHICAGO | Faced with a new state law on concealed weapons, Chicago aldermen are getting ready to do away with some of its strict handgun regulations, including a requirement that residents obtain — and pay for — a city permit.

September 09, 2013 2:16 pm

Court sets arguments in Ill. concealed-carry case

ST. LOUIS | Gun rights advocates trying to force a ruling to make Illinois' concealed-carry law take immediate effect will have to wait at least more than a month for the decision from a federal appeals court.

August 27, 2013 12:00 am

Gov. signs gun law on background checks, thefts

CHICAGO | Illinois gun owners who fail to report the theft or loss of a weapon will face tougher restrictions under a new law signed Sunday by Gov. Pat Quinn.

August 19, 2013 2:59 pm
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