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New Year/New Ideas

In just a few days the Indiana General Assembly will begin and the bill making machine will start grinding out new proposals and ideas. You can review some of the senate bills at http://iga.in.gov/legislative/2014/bills/   .  You can also go to the Indiana General Assembly’s Home page at http://iga.in.gov/ With regards to gun bills there are already a couple of bills in the hopper.  SB 7 by Senator Arnold, which would allow law enforcement to keep confiscated guns for t...

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Just a reminder

Just a reminder there will be no 2nd Amendment Patriots meeting this month.  The next one will be January 25th.  I’m sure there will be some significant issues being approached by that time here in Indiana. The outcome will be determined by how many take an active role in the debates and how many stay hidden in the weeds.  The events listed below would be a good place to start if you have any concern about what the state of Indiana is facing in the next short session of...

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August meeting

    First, I want to thank all those who attended my fundraiser Saturday at the Red Ghost Gun shop.  I appreciate all the contributions and those who signed up to help with my campaign.  I also want to thank Terry Eickhoff, owner of the Red Ghost Gun shop, for offering his facility.  And thanks to Jason, my campaign manager for doing the cooking.     Remember that our next 2nd Amendment Patriot meeting will be Saturday, August 31st at the West Si...

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Gary, Indiana

Here is a story that appeared in several newspapers today.  http://www.chron.com/news/article/Gary-gang-violence-spurs-call-for-local-gun-laws-4724232.php  This came out of Gary, Indiana and it signifies how important our new pre emption law is in Indiana.  For the past several weeks there have been reports about the violence in Gary and their request for additional Indiana State Police in their city to deal with the high level of crime in that city.     Typica...

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Only in the windy city

Here is a story that could come out of no other place, but Chicago, http://www.foxnews.com/us/2013/07/28/sheriffs-team-working-to-seize-guns-from-thousands-in-illinois/      This Sheriff, no doubt, will be on the "thank you" card list of every thug and gang member in the city for his efforts in seizing guns from folks living in the suburbs who have had their FOID cards revoked. This would have to be some welcome relief for the gangsters who's stressful job ...

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Support Requested

As I have mentioned before I am going to run for a second term for Indiana State Senate.  This decision came as the result of many requests from folks for me to do so and much discussion between my wife Margie and myself.     Many of you know me and what I stand for. I have spent the past 15 years of my life working to protect our liberties and the past 3 years of that time as a state senator I’ve had the chance to be even more effective in that quest.  &...

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Indiana Handgun Licenses

This article explains why there are delays in getting the Indiana handgun licenses processed. http://www.courierpress.com/news/2013/jul/04/ind-state-police-adds-to-staff-to-process-pile/  There was a run on these just like the run on ammo and guns, starting back in December.     It would be nice if all those racing to get that last box of ammo would express that much enthusiasm in helping to protecting gun rights in this country.  Jim and MargieSTAY UNITED2nd A...

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Toy Gun Ban

  I'm getting some letters about the city council in Columbus, Indiana that just passed a ban on toy guns and BB guns and air guns.  http://www.wthr.com/story/22748270/2013/07/02/columbus-passes-law-banning-public-bb-guns  The Chief of Police has been pushing for this for a few months.     The question I get concerns the pre-emption law I worked on two years ago and does this ban violate that law.  The answer is no.  Air rifles, BB guns and toy gu...

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