1. I'm glad the Times finally is going to demand commenters use their real names on their remarks. I'd go one step further and add pictures, just like on Facebook.Most papers and news sites require registration and use commenters real names before readers can make comments at all. It elevates the discussion. There is one other choice for cowards who don't have the balls to attach their real names to their opinions. STFU
    April 07, 2013 4:20 pm on EDITORIAL: Vitriolic words online merit a time out
  2. Indiana already has a database of every gun holder in the state who has a Concealed Weapon Permit. As part of the process, you are required to have a criminal background done by the Indiana State Police, be fingerprinted and submit a mug shot along with paying a $125 fee. Your ignorance of gun laws tells me two things. One, you aren't able to legally carry a handgun and protect yourself in public. Two, you aren't a soldier, you just play one on the internet.
    April 07, 2013 4:05 pm on EDITORIAL: Expand background checks to limit violence
  3. Great comment, Bobsr. Our present gun laws protect criminals and gun manufacturers, not the American public
    April 07, 2013 3:56 pm on EDITORIAL: Expand background checks to limit violence
  4. Great column,Rich. The truth is that it is not in the public's interest to allow guns to be sold on public property without background checks.
    January 20, 2013 10:39 am on RICH JAMES: Commissioners, not NRA, run Lake County
  5. Great reply,EC. I was going to write a comment, but you made the point so eloquently, I'm just going to say ditto!
    We all like to say that America is a great country because it has been enriched by the energy of so many capable immigrants but there are still a lot of small minded bigots in NW IN who don't understand immigrants are our future.
    January 10, 2013 8:54 pm on Hammond senator wants illegal immigrants eligible for driver's licenses
  6. Hey dumbass, it's in the story that we are commenting on. You read about as well as Higgs drives!
    January 04, 2013 4:45 am on Hammond councilman concerned about potential Walmart move
  7. Winston with your obvious real estate acumen, what are you doing posting here?
    January 03, 2013 5:11 pm on Hammond councilman concerned about potential Walmart move
  8. Because the city made a deal with Food for Less not to allow more competition in that TIF district.
    January 03, 2013 5:07 pm on Hammond councilman concerned about potential Walmart move
  9. Once again, Higgs is taking a trip to MORONVILLE. He should be glad WalMart is choosing to invest millions in Hammond instead of whining about the location where they choose to build.
    If the city hadn't made a deal to protect Food for Less by prohibiting Wal Mart from expanding their food offerings, maybe the present store would have been expanded.
    January 03, 2013 5:05 pm on Hammond councilman concerned about potential Walmart move
  10. Every single weapon used in a crime was legally purchased before it fell into the hands of a criminal.Many times the weapon was purchased for the sole purpose of reselling the gun at a profit to criminals. The "gun show loophole" the NRA rammed down our throats allows weapons to be sold without any background checks or even a record of the sale. It is estimated that 40% of the guns sold in this country are sold in gun shows. The mission of our police departments is to protect and serve. I can't help wondering what kind of police officer believes that the number of guns in our communities has no effect on the number of homicides in spite of the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.
    January 02, 2013 4:15 am on GUEST COMMENTARY: A community approach is need to combat incidents like Sandy Hook
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