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I cannot believe state Sen. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, had the audacity to say that "a second level of identification, like Illinois' FOID card requirement, is overreach" when it comes to purchasing guns.

I have been an Indiana resident my entire life. I recently renewed my Indiana driver's license, and I had to present four forms of identification to renew a license I have had continuously for 50 years.

Where is the logic in that it is easier to obtain a gun than a driver's license in Indiana? We need strong gun laws in order to stop the carnage.

Mary Brown, Valparaiso

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Marc Chase is a veteran investigative reporter, columnist and editor of more than two decades. He currently leads The Times news staff as local news editor. He can be reached at 219-933-3327.