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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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 --( 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 ^ | 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,” 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 --( 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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 ^ | 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...