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  • Guns can stay in homes, not on campus(IN barf alert)

    01/30/2012 3:17:06 PM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    indianastatesman.com ^ | 29 January, 2012 | Aurora Dreyling
    I'm a rare Republican. I really don't like guns. I have a problem with tools that have such a strong intent and prevalence of violence. I can only think of one constructive thing to do with a gun, and that's practice your aim. But what help is being able to shoot a gun well unless you're shooting a gun? It doesn't seem to me to have any outside practical purposes where other tools that could be used destructively do. Take a hammer, for example. You could probably kill someone with it, but you can also build all sorts of things....
  • Bill in Senate would allow firearms on campus(IN)

    01/25/2012 10:40:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies · 1+ views
    usishield.com ^ | 23 January, 2012 | JESSE RININGER
    Imagine eating at Burger King in the University Center West when a student walks through the doors with a gun holstered on his hip. Heads would turn, mouths would drop and some students would run in the opposite direction. But such a sight would not be uncommon under proposed Indiana Senate Bill No. 0181. The bill was authored by Sen. Jim Banks and Sen. Dennis Kruse, both of representatives of Indiana's northeast districts. If passed, the bill would allow anyone with a valid license to openly carry a loaded firearm on state property, including a college campus. The bill was...
  • IMPD: Man shoots, kills would-be robber(IN)

    01/25/2012 9:39:04 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    wishtv.com ^ | 25 January, 2012 | NA
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - One person died and another was hurt in a shooting Tuesday evening on the city's near northwest side. Police say the shooting happened around 9:15 p.m. in the 1800 block of East Riverside Drive and left 26-year-old Kenneth Reed dead. When officers arrived they found Reed suffering from an apparent gunshot wound to his chest and another man suffering from a gunshot wound to his foot. Investigators believe Reed may have been attempting to either rob or carjack the alleged victim. Detectives say a fight broke out between the two and several shots were fired. Both Reed...
  • Oh no, she said she chose to be gay

    01/24/2012 12:27:38 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 57 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | January 24, 2012 | Don Surber
    Cynthia Nixon of “Sex In The City” fame (I finally got to see it on E years after its run on HBO; what a loathsome show about some lonely, superficial people) is gay. She said it was a choice — a statement that has angered certain people who want to stifle her free speech and dictate how she feels. First the over-reaction from John Aravosis: “It’s not a ‘choice,’ unless you consider my opting to date a guy with brown hair versus a guy with blonde hair a ‘choice,’” he writes. “It’s only a choice among flavors I already like…...
  • Indiana Right-to-Work Bill Slows Down

    01/18/2012 8:26:41 AM PST · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 1/13/2012 | Jack Spencer
    INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana becoming a right-to-work state still appears inevitable, but exactly when the legislation would be signed into law — and what it will look like — is now unclear. According to some reports, a deal has been struck between Republicans and Democrats in the Indiana House that would delay passage of the House version of an right-to-work bill (House Bill 1001) until at least late next week. The agreement apparently involves allowing the Democrats to sound-off at a full hearing over the legislation in exchange for them promising not to walk out. That report will either be verified...
  • Homeowner shoots alleged burglary suspect(IN)

    01/13/2012 9:46:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies · 1+ views
    heraldargus.com ^ | 11 January, 2012 | NA
    ROLLING PRAIRIE — Two juveniles are in custody after allegedly breaking into a home in northern La Porte County. On Tuesday at about 2:39 p.m., the La Porte County 911 Regional Dispatch Center received a 911 telephone call from the owner of a home which is located in the 7800 north block of CR-175E (Fail Road). The homeowner reported that he had just discovered that his home had been burglarized and that the suspects were still in his home. Deputies from the La Porte County Sheriff’s Department responded and while in route, it was learned that the victim had just...
  • IN Senate Committee Votes Unanimously to Repeal Switchblade Ban

    01/12/2012 8:31:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 2+ views
    kniferights.org ^ | 10 January, 2012 | NA
    January 10, 2012: Indiana Senate’s Committee on Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters unanimously passed Senate Bill SB06, a Knife Rights requested bill sponsored by Senators Jim Tomes and Johnny Nugent, which would overturn the state’s antiquated and irrational ban on the possession of switchblade/automatic knives. This is just the first step in this effort, but the unanimous bipartisan vote bodes well for the bill's future. If you live, work or travel in Indiana, please contact your Senator and ask them to support SB06 when it comes to the floor for a vote in the coming days. Click here to locate...
  • Dyer man shoots at suspected police impostor

    01/09/2012 5:40:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | 6 January, 2012 | Vanessa Renderman
    HAMMOND | An 18-year-old Dyer man shot twice at a man who posed as a police officer Thursday night in the 600 block of 177th Street, police said. The Dyer man pulled his car over about 8:30 p.m. when a man driving a dark Chevy Tahoe or GMC Yukon appeared to be making a traffic stop. The SUV with Indiana license plates had activated red and blue windshield and grille lights and strobe lights in its headlights, according to a police report. A Hispanic male, wearing a six-point star on a chain around his neck, blue cargo pants with a...
  • Senate’s Most Anti-gun Republican Member Vulnerable in Primary

    01/02/2012 5:46:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 January, 2012 | GOA
    Washington, DC --(Ammoland.com)- Happy New Year from all of us at Gun Owners of America And we would also like to extend best wishes to Indiana State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, who is challenging anti-gun Senator Richard Lugar in next year’s Republican primary. Dick Lugar is without a doubt the most anti-gun Republican in the U.S. Senate. He voted in favor of President Obama’s two picks for the Supreme Court -- Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – who deny the existence of an individual right to bear arms. * Lugar voted against repealing the gun bans in national parks and in...
  • SOPA, who's in and who's out?

    01/01/2012 3:19:03 PM PST · by MamaDearest · 11 replies
    engadget.com ^ | December 31, 2011 | Edgar Alvarez
    By now we're sure you're aware that SOPA is more than just a tomato-based noodle soup. The Stop Online Piracy Act's been stirring controversy with its intentions, and it'll most likely continue in this path until we hear a final decision. Go Daddy wasn't shy -- before retracting -- about its support for the bill, and things have changed drastically since we first heard some of the "top dogs" express their feelings. But who else is behind it, who's got your back, and who's had a change of heart? The answers await you after the break. The following are just...
  • DGU Puts Kroger in a Jam Over Employee Gun Policy(IN)

    12/29/2011 5:51:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 December, 2011 | Robert Farago
    “The actions of a Kroger store manager who shot and killed a would-be robber inside the grocery store are being hailed by many as heroic,” indystar.com reports. “But it’s also likely that the manager violated company rules on bringing guns into the workplace. That thrusts Kroger into an awkward and unenviable place — front and center in the midst of a polarizing public debate over whether guns belong in the workplace.” Really? I reckon only gun control advocates and media mavens get their knickers in a twist about concealed carry permit holders carrying a concealed weapon in the workplace. Incidents...
  • An Indiana Senator’s Holiday Gift for Knife Owners

    12/23/2011 9:52:32 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 December, 2011 | Knife Rights
    Gilbert, AZ --(Ammoland.com)- Indiana State Senator Jim Tomes has a holiday gift for us, Senate Bill SB06 which would repeal Indiana’s antiquated and irrational ban on the sale and possession of switchblades. The bill is supported by Senator Brent Steele, Chair of the Corrections, Criminal and Civil Matters Committee that will hear the bill, and Senator Johnny Nugent. Knife Rights will be present to testify in support of SB06 at the bill’s first hearing on January 10th. If you live, work or travel in Indiana, please contact your Senator and ask them to support SB06. You can locate your Senator,...
  • Proposed Bill Would Allow Guns On College Campuses (IN)

    12/09/2011 7:25:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | 7 December, 2011 | NA
    Sen. Jim Banks: Students Should Be Allowed To Protect Themselves INDIANAPOLIS -- College students could soon be able to carry guns on public campuses in Indiana. Republican Sen. Jim Banks of Columbia City has introduced legislation that would allow licensed gun owners to have firearms on campus. The law has the potential to impact hundreds of thousands of students and staff at public universities, including Indiana University, Purdue University, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Ivy Tech, Indiana State University, Ball State University, Vincennes University and the University of Southern Indiana. The legislation would not apply to private colleges and universities. Banks...
  • Would-be robber stopped, shot by victims(IN)

    12/07/2011 3:16:03 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    wndu.com ^ | 5 December, 2011 | Katherine Rufener
    A couple came home to find a man in their home in Silver Lake, and their quick action led to the would-be robber and his accomplice being arrested. Around 3:30 in the afternoon on Friday, December 2 Billy Sloan and Sue Drake arrived at their home in the 800 block of East Main Street. 28-year-old Aaron Rhoades of Pierceton was already there with a shotgun and forced Sloan to the ground. Drake came into the home and used a large salt/pepper shaker to beat Rhoades over the head. He and Sloan fought to control the gun. Police say during that...
  • Tear-jerking moment lab beagles see sunlight for the first time as they are released (videos)

    This is the heart-breaking moment male beagles kept in captivity inside a laboratory were released from their cages for the first time. Scared and visibly unsure of leaving the confines of their cages, the dogs were among many being used for lab testing in Spain before it went out of business. A total of 72 beagles were rescued by members of Animal Rescue Media Education (ARME) during the operation - most of whom had never been outside their cages.
  • Md. man dies from shooting by Indiana store clerk

    11/22/2011 6:48:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 26 replies
    AP ^ | 21 November, 2011 | AP
    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. — Authorities say a 21-year-old Maryland man has died from gunshot wounds he suffered while trying to rob a southern Indiana convenience store.
  • Legislative leaders OK fix for cop entry ruling(IN)

    11/22/2011 6:38:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | 21 November, 2011 | DAN CARDEN
    INDIANAPOLIS | Republican and Democratic leaders of the Indiana House and Senate on Monday endorsed legislation to clarify Hoosier self-defense rights after a controversial Indiana Supreme Court ruling. The General Assembly's Legislative Council unanimously approved a proposal allowing a person to use force under some circumstances to stop the illegal entry of a police officer into a home as long as the person does not know it is a police officer, the officer does not identify himself or herself as police and the officer is not wearing a badge or uniform. The right to use force would not apply in...
  • Police identify man shot during attempted robbery(IN)

    11/20/2011 2:05:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    newsandtribune.com ^ | 18 November, 2011 | MATT THACKER
    JEFFERSONVILLE — A 20-year-old Maryland man has been identified as the suspect shot by a convenience store clerk during an attempted armed robbery Thursday morning, Jeffersonville Police Department Detective Todd Hollis said Friday. Terry L. Wilson is in critical condition at University Hospital in Louisville. Hollis said police identified Wilson on Friday morning using fingerprint records. Shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday, two men with their faces covered by bandanas and hats attempted to rob the Q-Mart at Allison Lane and Middle Road. The clerk exchanged gunfire with the suspects. A firearm was recovered from Wilson. Hollis said they believe the...
  • Retired SBPD officer shoots suspect during attempted armed robbery (IN)

    11/18/2011 6:02:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 6 replies
    wndu.com ^ | 18 November, 2011 | Brandon Lewis
    Two suspects are in custody after the attempted armed robbery of a retired SBPD officer on Thursday night in South Bend. It happened just before 8:00 p.m. in the 1000-block of Woodbine Way, south of the airport. Police say two men approached retired Lt. John Collins, a former SBPD officer of 27 years, as he got out of his car after returning home from his current job. One of the men armed with a sawed-off shotgun tried to rob him, but an altercation ensued. Collins then shot at least one of the suspects. One of them jumped into a waiting...
  • Student wants to carry guns at Purdue(IN)

    11/14/2011 7:19:06 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies · 1+ views
    wane.com ^ | 14 November, 2011 | NA
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (CBS) - A Purdue University student wants to carry a gun to class and thinks other students should have that right too. Student government senator Zach Briggs thinks carrying concealed weapons would make campus safer. "Students, staff and faculty, if they have the proper state licensing, should be able to also be licensed by Purdue to carry a handgun, "Briggs said. Briggs is working on a legislation for it in the student government. He said a concealed carrier could have stopped the Virginia Tech shooter in 2007. Briggs proposes students take an eight hour class to get...
  • COMMUNITY COMMENT: Firearm law protects citizens from regulatory maze(IN)

    09/26/2011 5:45:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    courierpress.com ^ | 25 September, 2011 | Jim Tomes Special to the Courier & Press Jim Tomes is an Indiana State Senator from Wadesville.
    In light of all the ghost stories told in regard to this past session's Senate Bill 292, also known as the Firearms Pre-emption Law, I feel compelled to share the truth with the general public. First and foremost, this legislation, which I authored, is a constitutional measure. In particular, it addresses the rights given to all Hoosiers and Americans by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which seems to be the one element of our Bill of Rights that comes under the most relentless attacks. This is the most basic and rudimentary description of my effort: Senate Bill 292...
  • UPDATE: Armed man escorted from zoo by police sues city of Evansville(IN)

    09/22/2011 8:45:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    courierpress.com ^ | 19 September, 2011 | Mark Wilson
    EVANSVILLE — A lawsuit has been filed against the city on behalf of a man Evansville Police Department officers physically escorted out of Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden after police said he refused to cover up a gun he was carrying on his hip. The lawsuit, filed in Vanderburgh Circuit Court on Friday by attorney Guy Relford of Zionsville, Ind., names Evansville and its Department of Parks & Recreation. It alleges the actions of zoo employees and police officers violated an Indiana law effective July 1 that pre-empts the regulation, with a few exceptions, of firearms by local governments....
  • Hoosiers not aware of their state’s gun laws And our ignorance leads to confusion (IN)

    09/22/2011 7:11:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    news-sentinel.com ^ | 21 September, 2011 | NA
    Indiana, in case you hadn't noticed, has been flexing its muscles when it comes to gun laws, basically telling local communities they have no say. Businesses, for example, are no longer allowed to tell employees they can't have guns in their cars parked in the company lot. And except for buildings that have courtrooms, cities can't forbid guns anywhere on public property – not parks, not libraries, not city council chambers. This has some cities rolling back their gun-control ordinances and police in every jurisdiction wondering what to do. There is a legitimate debate here. The U.S. Supreme Court has...
  • ATF Death Watch 75: ATF-Enabled Indiana Guns Went to Chicago Gangs

    09/09/2011 4:33:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 7 September, 2011 | Robert Farago
    I just got off the blower with Brent R. Weil [above] 0f Kightlinger and Gray, LLP. The Evansville, Indiana lawyer represents the [as yet unnamed] gun store that sold firearms to ATF-enabled straw purchasers. “The ATF told my client to let the sales go through,” Mr. Weil told TTAG. “He later told me that the guns went to Chicago gangs.” In one case, a straw purchaser failed to pass the FBI’s NICS [National Instant Check System] background check . . . The dealer called an ATF agent in the parking lot; the agent told the dealer to let the sale...
  • Fast and Furious update: And now…Project Grenadewalker?!; Plus: The Indiana story

    09/06/2011 6:47:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    michellemalkin.com ^ | 6 September, 2011 | Michelle Malkin
    The truth is still seeping out, despite Team Obama’s best efforts to cover up and shut up the Fast and Furious whistle-blowers. Last week, we noted the latest evidence that the scandal went straight to the top and chronicled the desperate dance of the lemons. In discussing the quiet resignation of U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke in Phoenix, I talked with NRA News’s Cam Edwards about Burke’s transparent attempt at liability avoidance. Today, the WSJ spotlights the Phoenix USAO’s botched handling of an Arizona man accused of supplying grenades to a Mexican drug cartel. Business Insider provides a closer look (h/t...
  • Codrea Exclusive: "Project Gangwalker?" More gunwalking -- in INDIANA!? FBI manipulated NICS system

    09/05/2011 2:03:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies
    sipseystreetirregulars ^ | 5 September, 2011 | Mike Vanderboegh
    "Exclusive Report: Documents indicate ATF, FBI allowed Indiana ‘crime gun’ sales." The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has acknowledged an Indiana dealer’s cooperation in conducting straw purchases at the direction of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Exclusive documents obtained by Gun Rights Examiner show the dealer cooperated with ATF by selling guns to straw purchasers, and that bureau management later asserted these guns were being traced to crimes. From the confidential source providing the documents: The dealer…was sent a "demand letter," based on the number of traces to him, which was retracted after his attorney...
  • Jennings shooting ruled self-defense(IN)

    08/18/2011 6:08:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    therepublic.com ^ | 17 August, 2011 | Brian Sanders
    VERNON, Ind. — Jennings County Prosecutor Alan Marshall ruled that a woman who shot a 45-year-old man last week did so in self-defense. On Aug. 9, sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Road 225S in response to a violent domestic dispute. Deputies found several broken windows and kicked-in doors at the home. They also found a man on the floor of the bathroom suffering from a gunshot wound to the stomach with another person restraining him. A press release from Marshall’s office on Wednesday stated investigators determined that the man had tried to attack a 29-year-old woman with...
  • New chapter in concealed carry laws brings criticism(IN)

    06/30/2011 6:47:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    fox41.com ^ | 29 June, 2011 | NA
    NEW ALBANY, IND. (WDRB) -- New Albany library leaders are criticizing a new gun-carry bill which takes effect Friday, saying it is dangerous. Staring July 1st, people with concealed carry permits can bring guns inside as they check out a book. Indiana State Senator Ron Grooms, a Republican from Jeffersonville, explains, "The reason the bill was passed was to keep New Albany from having different regulations than Jeffersonville." Senate Bill 292 creates uniform gun carry rules across the entire state. But New Albany's Library Director Stephen Day points out, "We have strange people in here anyway. We don't need strange...
  • Guns To Be Allowed In Playgrounds(IN)

    06/11/2011 9:28:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    theindychannel.com ^ | 10 June, 2011 | NA
    INDIANAPOLIS -- Some mothers said Friday they disapprove of a controversial state law that goes into effect July 1, making it legal to carry guns in Indianapolis city parks and playgrounds, which is currently banned by a city ordinance. The new law generally prohibits local governments from regulating firearms, 6News' Joanna Massee reported. Mothers who brought their children to Garfield Park told 6News that they disagree with the law. "Why would you need a gun at the park? You're supposed to come to the park to play with your children," said Eyvonna Hyatt, who has a 3-year-old daughter and a...
  • Citilink to let riders carry guns on its buses(IN)

    06/07/2011 8:35:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    journalgazette.net ^ | 7 June, 2011 | Benjamin Lanka
    FORT WAYNE – Starting next month, Citilink patrons will be allowed to ride with their guns, despite safety concerns from the transit company. Citilink’s board of directors on Thursday is scheduled to vote on a new weapons policy to comply with state law, essentially allowing passengers to bring their guns on board. Ken Housden, Citilink general manager, said the transit system’s current weapons policy does not comply with the new law. He said he isn’t thrilled with the changes, but his organization can’t ignore the new state statute. “Guns and public transportation are not a good mix,” he said. “We...
  • Two arrested in BMV fraud Men accused of helping illegal immigrants get paperwork, plates

    06/02/2011 7:23:36 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 6 replies
    WSBT-TV ^ | June 2, 2011 | JEFF PARROTT
    SOUTH BEND - Federal prosecutors have charged two men with helping illegal aliens fraudulently obtain vehicle registrations and license plates from the Mishawaka Bureau of Motor Vehicles branch. Ramon Garcia, 38, of South Bend, and Paulino Ascencion-Apolino, 22, of Elkhart, are charged with mail fraud and harboring illegal aliens. They were held Thursday without bond in the St. Joseph County Jail. Prosecutors said the men ran the scheme out of three offices: Servicios Mi Tierra, with locations at 3902 W. Western Ave. in South Bend and 23737 U.S. 33 in Elkhart, and Agencia Latina in Highland, Ind Their allegedly criminal...
  • Guns OK on city property – but not state(IN)

    05/30/2011 7:22:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    journalgazette.net ^ | 29 May, 2011 | Niki Kelly and Benjamin Lanka
    Legislators this year passed a law essentially gutting all local government rules and regulations regarding firearms. Lawmakers said they acted to make sure Hoosiers with proper gun-carry permits could take their handguns into municipal or government-owned buildings and properties such as libraries, parks or city halls. But that law didn’t help a handful of Hoosiers who attended a Statehouse protest last week over an Indiana Supreme Court ruling. The peaceful rally of more than 200 was on the south lawn on a bright, sunny day. People carried flags and signs and even brought chairs and coolers. But those carrying weapons...
  • 2 teens shot, charged with attempted robbery(IN)

    05/14/2011 5:17:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    posttrib.suntimes.com ^ | 13 May, 2011 | NA
    GARY 2 teens shot, charged with attempted robbery Two teens wounded outside a Concord Commons apartment late Thursday night face felony charges in connection with events that led to their shooting, police said. Orlando Marshall, 17, of 2021 W. 8th Ave., and Stephan Alexander, 19, of 4216 Jackson St., were stopped at 5th Avenue and Taft Street in a silver Chevrolet described by the man who said he was assaulted at the door of his apartment about 11 p.m. Kenneth Paige, 21, told police he heard someone knocking on his window about 11 p.m. and opened the building’s entrance door...
  • Report confirms Dem walkout bought and paid for by national unions [Indiana Fleebaggers]

    04/20/2011 4:34:59 AM PDT · by ConjunctionJunction · 11 replies
    CaptiolAndWashington.com ^ | April 19, 2011 | Mike O'Brien
    So much for support from the common man. The Indiana Democratic Party’s first quarter campaign finance report was filed last Friday and confirms what everyone already suspected but Democrats denied: their “We Are Indiana” walkout was bought and paid for national unions. Read the report here: Dem Finance Report During the period of the walkout that began on February 22 and ended on March 28, Democrat-backed unions contributed nearly $140,000 to the Indiana Democratic Party. Their goal: stop the legislative session in its tracks, kill anti-union bills, and pay whatever it took to keep Democrats holed up in an Illinois...
  • Obama Goes in for the Kill

    04/13/2011 7:40:20 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    Atlas Shrugs ^ | 4/13/11 | Pamela Geller
    It's no secret that America is on the decline. Perhaps the election of a statist in 2008 was merely a reflection of the decline. Perhaps it was a successful propaganda campaign by the enemedia. The Post-American Presidency: The Obama Administration's War on America. He is a disaster of unimaginable proportion. The degree of statism in a country’s political system, is the degree to which it breaks up the country into rival gangs and sets men against one another. When individual rights are abrogated, there is no way to determine who is entitled to what; there is no way to determine...
  • 70 ATF Agents Raid IN Gunstore. Grandstand Much?(IN)

    04/13/2011 6:31:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 12 April, 2011 | Robert Farago
    Anyone remember that the leaked memo from ATF central asking their agents to generate “positive publicity?” You know; in the wake of the Gunwalker Scandal, in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives stands accused of allowing thousands of guns to flow unimpeded from American gun stores to Mexican drug cartels? It looks like the entire friggin’ Agency has heeded that call. At the same time. In the same place. “Special agent Kimberly Riddell, public information officer for the ATF, told The Star Press that 70 ATF agents, investigators and support personnel were at the [Parker City Ludco...
  • Lawmakers seek looser firearm laws(IN)

    04/11/2011 6:09:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    journalgazette.net ^ | 10 April, 2011 | Niki Kelly
    INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana lawmakers are pushing a bevy of bills this year that ease gun regulations – from allowing firearms to be transported without a license to pre-empting local gun laws. “Emotions run high in this debate,” said Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville. “We’re zeroed in on gun owners who are good citizens.” But some advocates and municipal officials are concerned that the proposed changes go too far. “I wish the legislature would spend more time making it harder for dangerous people to get guns rather than making it easier to have guns wherever you want,” said Paul Helmke, former Fort...
  • Archbishop of Indianapolis is ‘alert’ and recovering after mild stroke

    03/23/2011 11:56:27 AM PDT · by NYer · 4 replies
    cna ^ | March 23, 2011 | Kevin J. Jones
    Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein Indianapolis, Ind., Mar 23, 2011 / 05:50 am (CNA).- Archbishop Daniel M. Buechlein of Indianapolis suffered a mild stroke on March 18 and has been hospitalized.Greg A. Otolski, the archdiocese’s Executive Director of Communications, reported that the archbishop’s condition was unchanged.“He’s still in the hospital. He’s still alert, talking to doctors and meeting with people and priests from the archdiocese,” he told CNA on March 21.The archbishop became dizzy while at home and called 911. After undergoing tests at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, doctors determined that he had suffered a mild stroke.Archbishop Buechlein said...
  • The Justice Department Fix Is In

    03/16/2011 8:58:59 AM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | 3/16/11 | J. Christian Adams
    The long-awaited internal report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal is done, and sensible Americans aren’t going to be happy. The New Black Panther fix is in. I have learned through sources inside and outside the Department of Justice that the long-awaited internal report on the New Black Panther voter intimidation dismissal is done, and sensible Americans aren’t going to be happy. In essence, it will adopt the outrageous position of Attorney General Eric Holder when he testified to Congressman Frank Wolf’s Appropriations subcommittee a few weeks ago: all this fuss about the New Black Panther dismissal does...
  • Suit aims to shut immigration business

    03/09/2011 8:20:17 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    WISH ^ | 09 Mar 2011 | David Barras
    INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) - A woman well known for fighting laws that crack down on illegal immigrants is now being sued by the state of Indiana. M. Esther Barber owns a company called Mexican Civic Association of Indiana. She opened it in 2006. The company offered immigration-related services to Spanish-speaking clients. In a two count lawsuit filed Wednesday, the state says Barber violated the deceptive consumer sales act. The suit alleges she was providing services for a fee without the proper licenses or training. Abby Kuzma, a Deputy Attorney General and Director of Consumer Protection in Indiana, said the advice Barber...
  • Man who shot Notre Dame student acquitted(IN)

    03/07/2011 3:54:51 AM PST · by marktwain · 27 replies
    southbendtribune.com ^ | 5 March, 2010 | MARY KATE MALONE
    More than two years after he fired a shot at a University of Notre Dame student mistakenly entering his home, Sherman Hammons was found not guilty this week of committing a crime. Hammons' acquittal marked the end of a long legal story in which the 30-year-old faced prosecution for what he said was an act of self-defense. "It was a great relief," he said this week. "I can hold my head up. I don't have to worry about it hanging over my head." On February 24, 2009, Hammons was playing video games with a friend at his home in the...
  • Guns could pose risk around campus(semi-barf)(IN)

    03/06/2011 4:10:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 48 replies
    purdueexponent.org ^ | 4 March, 2011 | TYLER FIGG
    Let me first state, in no uncertain terms, that I love guns. I think guns are awesome. I own them, I use them, I like them. I think that the Second Amendment is great and I believe that you have the right to own a gun. Guns are cool. Go guns. That said, I hope that I never have to see a gun used at Purdue. There is no place for concealed weapons on a college campus. OK, let's back pedal. There has been a lot of talk and controversy about a piece of legislation going on in Texas which...
  • Chinese Communist-Run Newspaper Blasts Mideast Protest Movements

    03/05/2011 3:41:21 AM PST · by Mayr Fortuna · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Published March 05, 2011 | Associated Press
    While drawing few outright demonstrators, the appeals have deeply unnerved authorities constantly on guard for any sign of challenges to Communist rule. Police and security agents shooed away onlookers and assaulted and detained journalists who turned up at the designated protest sites in Beijing and Shanghai.
  • Gary police: Woman shot ex-boyfriend after he attacked her(IN)

    03/04/2011 5:30:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies
    nwitimes.com ^ | 3 March, 2011 | Pete Nickeas
    GARY | Police said a 53-year-old woman shot her ex-boyfriend after he broke into her house and started beating her. Donald Bryant, 40, approached the woman in the 2300 block of West 19th Avenue while she was starting her car, according to a police report. Bryant said he wanted to talk with her about getting back together, the report said. She ran into the house and he chased her inside and pushed in the door while she yelled for her sister to call 911, Lt. Sam Roberts said. Bryant "began punching her with his fist and began to grab and...
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    02/24/2011 9:26:24 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Dick Morris .com ^ | Feb 23 ,2011 | Dick Morris And Eileen McGann
    As predicted in Revolt! (Dick’s and Eileen’s new book) – States Lead the Way Toward Reform It is not only the Arab world that is in turmoil! Reform Governors like Scott Walker (Wisconsin), John Kasich (Ohio), Mitch Daniels (Indiana), Tom Corbett (Pennsylvania), Butch Otter (Idaho), and Rick Scott (Florida) are leading a movement for fundamental change in America. In Revolt!, Morris and McGann’s new book, they describe how newly elected Republican Governors – impelled by their budget crises and empowered with GOP Legislatures – will accomplish sweeping changes in our politics. Read how: * Republican Governors will destroy the political...
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    02/21/2011 4:31:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    tribstar.com ^ | 20 February, 2011 | Maureen Hayden
    Reporting from the Indiana Statehouse can sometimes be tedious business, with all the procedural maneuvering and political intrigue. It’s hard to navigate your way through all the rhetoric to determine what’s real. So many of the pieces of legislation come with a sales job — the spin that bill supporters put on a bill to slide it through. So it’s interesting to see what happens when the spin slides off course. Case in point: The “pre-emption” gun bill that sailed through the state Senate this past week, spun as a simple piece of legislation that would clean up what supporters...
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    02/12/2011 7:41:31 PM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 53 replies · 1+ views
    thehill.com ^ | 02/12/11 07:44 PM ET | Shane D'Aprile
    Freshman Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) gave a speech to close this year's Conservative Political Action Conference that earned a more enthusiastic reaction from conservative activists than those given by most rumored 2012 presidential hopefuls over the past three days. The first-term congressman brought the audience to its feet several times late Saturday, repudiating President Obama's social and economic policies and promising "a new dawn in America." West took the coveted speaking slot that was rejected by former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, who declined to attend CPAC for the fourth straight year. West, who represents a district that voted for President...
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    02/10/2011 4:31:37 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    indianapolisrecorder.com ^ | 3 February, 2011 | NA
    Teen girl killed A robbery at a Northwestside liquor store went awry recently and ended with the shooting death of a female suspect and the arrest of three accomplices. Trachelle Robinson, 17, Indianapolis, was sitting in a car and was shot in the neck by a stray bullet from the gun of one of her accomplices, who had exchanged gunfire with a clerk at a liquor store in the 3600 block of Lafayette Road. Three suspects were arrested in connection with the crime. Being held in the Marion County Jail are Tia Washum, 25; Jeramie Seabury, 21, and Tymon Brown,...
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    01/28/2011 5:35:10 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wibc.com ^ | 27 January, 2011 | Stan Lehr
    Metro Police are holding three people in last night's attempted robbery in the 3600 block of Lafayette Road. The bungled holdup of a Quick Stop Liquor store resulted in the fatal shooting of a 17-year-old girl--and the victim is believed to have been one of the would-be robbers. The liquor store clerk fired his own gun in self defense, but detectives say the physical evidence shows that he didn't fire the fatal shot. It came instead from a gun wielded by her accused accomplices--25-year-old Tia Washburn, 23-year-old Tymon Brown and 21-year-old Jeramie Seabury. They are held on preliminary charges of...