Your story of the employee fired for owning a gun ("Former LOFS employee's lawsuit says he was fired for owning a gun," Oct. 7) points to a deeper problem in Indiana law today.
PINE TOWNSHIP | A 15-year-old was taken into custody Thursday on accusations of stealing a handgun from a neighbor.
GARY | A 47-year-old man was robbed Wednesday while walking in Gary, police said.
GARY | A man was charged with putting a gun next to his father's temple on July 27 during an incident in the 700 block of Taney Street.
GARY | Officers broke up a fight Monday between a man wielding a gun and another man holding a steel pipe, police said.
MORGAN TOWNSHIP | A school resource officer left his loaded handgun behind Tuesday in a locked staff restroom in the elementary/middle school section of Morgan Township School.
Indiana just recently passed a law allowing law-abiding citizens to keep a gun in their locked car in school parking lots, and some school officials and lawmakers are upset about it. They complain that it is just unsafe, and schools should remain "gun-free" zones.
GARY | The Spirit of Love Missionary Baptist Church stood silent witness as about a half dozen officers surrounded a struggling Gary resident, who was letting loose with a stream of profanity and saliva.
PORTER | Five men were arrested after a high-speed chase Monday afternoon that started in The Pines and ended when the suspects’ car crashed in Porter.
By late 2008, Javier Solis Jr. was tired of living the gangster lifestyle.
CENTER TOWNSHIP | A Valparaiso-area woman pointed a loaded gun at her boyfriend who then hit her in the face and took the gun away, according to police.
PORTAGE | A Portage man was arrested late Sunday night after he pulled a gun on a man and that man's child during an argument, police said.
Is there one cause or one solution for the gun violence in our country? Shall we blame the gangs, or the lack of hope in our young people who have no jobs, or the silence of community and church leaders who are not promoting strong moral codes, etc.?
PORTAGE | A Portage High School sophomore was arrested Wednesday on a charge of intimidation after he allegedly threatened to bring a gun to school and shoot other students, police said.
LIBERTY TOWNSHIP | A 9-year-old boy told authorities he was knocked off his bicycle Thursday afternoon and then dragged through the grass by a teenager who pointed a gun at him.
GARY | You expect more from your family, Samuel Shaw said Thursday.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago man was placed on six months of probation Wednesday after admitting to carrying a handgun at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore without proper documentation.
CROWN POINT | A second man has been charged in a shooting at the Tiberon Trails apartment complex in Calumet Township.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | A Merrillville man has been charged with attempted murder after allegedly shooting another man in the thigh.
UNION TOWNSHIP | A man told authorities he shot and killed a neighbor's pit bull dog after the animal attacked and injured his son in his fenced-in yard.
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