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Groups rally against, for guns outside Riverdale store

RIVERDALE | A large group of protesters, many wearing shirts or holding sings that said "Stop Bad Apple Gun Dealers," took to the Indiana Avenue sidewalks Saturday in front of Chuck's Gun shop to rally against the business.

September 06, 2014 8:15 pm

GOP lawmakers hostile to opponents of guns at schools proposal

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican state lawmakers defending their plan to allow Hoosiers to carry guns in school parking lots were accused Monday of bullying conference committee witnesses who argued that guns at schools will make children less safe.

March 10, 2014 12:00 pm

Citizen militia would be better than standing army

The Second Amendment speaks of a "well regulated militia." This refers to an army of citizen soldiers to be called up upon after a declaration of war by Congress. Congress is to call up an army for a period of two years at a time, Article 1 section 8 of the Constitution.

March 02, 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

Amendments aimed to give people more rights

In response to Carl Nyberg's comments on the Second Amendment, I believe he is not taking in the term “ well regulated” in the context the framers meant. The term "well regulated" had been around long before the Bill of Rights was written and can simply mean to function properly or of proper…

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Ban on gun buy-backs is bad deal

Indiana state Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, can easily be called pro-gun.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am

Dermody persuades panel to revise guns-at-schools plan

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Tom Dermody, R-LaPorte, skillfully handled a controversial guns-at-schools proposal Wednesday during his first meeting as chairman of the House Public Policy Committee.

January 15, 2014 5:00 pm Related

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RICH JAMES: Coats dances to NRA's tune this time

RICH JAMES: Coats dances to NRA's tune this time

Indiana Sen. Dan Coats sold his soul last week.

April 19, 2013 11:41 am

Americans don't want laws that take away rights

The right to keep arms means the right of everyone to own and use war-like weapons in a peaceful manner. Congress is forbidden to pass any law infringing the right.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

If you pass a test to drive, why not to own a weapon?

In response to the Feb. 21 letter by Patricia Van Gennep of Lake Village, where she said the right to bear arms is so we could protect ourselves from a tyrannical government, I have asked dozens of times, with no answer, just what is your AR15 or AK47 going to do against your imaginary "tyra…

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

It is hard work protecting Americans' freedoms

In response to Ruth Bowser’s Feb. 17 letter, “The Second Amendment is outdated,” oh really? I’m tired of hearing the left-wing bleeding-heart liberals who are naive to the ways of life.

February 27, 2013 12:00 am

Founding Fathers didn't want a standing army

In response to Ruth Bowser's letter, you don't have it correct.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am

Second Amendment isn't about right to hunt

Let me get this correct. We should do away with the Second Amendment to our Constitution because it is 200 years old and "outdated"?

February 21, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Protect 2nd Amendment, but regulate gun sales

YOUNG VOICES: Protect 2nd Amendment, but regulate gun sales

As if gun control hasn't always been a hot button issue, recent events have caused this issue to become the center of conversations. The Aurora theater incident, the Sikh temple massacre, the Sandy Hook School shooting and the case of Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher all have made…

January 14, 2013 12:00 am

Americans are protective of 2nd Amendment rights

All of the mainstream media and politicians are abuzz with revoking the 2nd Amendment. What they don't realize is that gun, ammunition and gun accessories have shot up 1,000 percent since the day after the Newtown, Conn., shooting.

January 06, 2013 12:00 am

Pence will budget funds for school safety review

INDIANAPOLIS | In the wake of last week's Connecticut school shooting, Gov.-elect Mike Pence announced Wednesday the state budget he proposes next month will include funding for a comprehensive evaluation of Indiana school security.

December 19, 2012 6:30 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to get serious with criminals

GUEST COMMENTARY: It's time to get serious with criminals

Anti-firearms laws fail to reduce violent crime, rape and murder; however, liberals blame firearms for the deed of the criminal.

October 07, 2012 12:00 am

Gun ordinance gains initial approval in Hammond

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is changing its ban on guns in city buildings to comply with a state law that allows people to conceal guns everywhere except buildings with courthouses.

August 01, 2011 8:00 pm
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