- Guns in Madison County
Nation of arms
Recent high-profile incidents involving firearms have thrown the meaning and wisdom of the maxims of the Second Amendment in the Bill of Rights into controversy. The incidents have mobilized legions of opponents and proponents of gun-control and prompted a legislative arms race.
Gun-control groups fight for ‘common-sense’ laws
Hoosier supporters of the Second Amendment are prevalent in both Republican and Democratic ranks. But suburban Indiana is also the founding place of one of the strongest gun-control movements in the country.
Local NRA support crosses political lines
Though the national face of the NRA is drawing lines in the sand, local NRA member Jay Stapleton said the organization has widespread support locally.
School safety: Part preparation, part prayer
Following the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., in December, Madison County schools immediately began reviews of facility safety measures and crisis plans. Some sent updated blueprints to police, so that officers would have quick facility access in the event of a shooting or hostage situation.
Editorial: Greater gun control: Rational response to random shootings
Fear. Paranoia. Distrust. These are among the roiling emotions fueling the gun-control debate examined today in The Herald Bulletin’s special report.
- Nation of arms