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Crime

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Under the Gun: Do Convenience-Store Clerks Need More Protection?

“We take security very seriously,” says Jay Ricker of Anderson-based Ricker Oil Co.

Christopher Wilburn
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My Gun Story: The IMPD Cop

After experiencing this and the emotional toll, some might hesitate to pull their gun again.

Suburban Mom
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My Gun Story: The Suburban Mom

“I don’t tell many people we own guns, which is why I don’t want to be identified here. I’m not sure how that would go over with other moms.”

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Under the Gun: Drivers at One Indy Pizza Chain Pack More Than Pies

Criminals “try to prey on people they think are weak,” says Just Pizza owner Joey Davis, who claims he once had a gun pressed into his stomach on a delivery before he escaped on foot, uninjured.

Shannon Watts
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My Gun Story: The Activist

“The rhetoric of the NRA has created an extremist group terrified their guns are going to be taken away.”

Johnny Nugent
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My Gun Story: The Legislator

“Yes, I’ve carried a gun into the Statehouse in the past. Why? Because I can. It’s America.”

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A Year of Indianapolis Gun Deaths

From homicides to suicides, self-defense to police shootings, firearms claimed close to 200 lives in Marion County last year.

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Under the Gun: Indy’s Tale of Two Cities

Indianapolis does not have a gun problem or a homicide problem or a crime problem or a socioeconomic problem or a drug problem. It has an all-of-the-above problem.

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Laws, Stock and Barrel: Indiana Gun Control vs. Gun Rights

Where some of our more noteworthy state and local regulations fall on the pro-control–to–pro-gun spectrum

Dr. Gerardo Gomez
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My Gun Story: The ER Doctor

“A common misconception is that we’re searching for the bullet. We don’t care about the bullet.”

Gary Thrapp
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My Gun Story: The Victim

“It’s a crazy world, and you have to be more vigilant than you think.”

February 2015
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Under the Gun: Has Kansas City Found a Cure?

In 2014, Kansas City, historically one of the 10 most-violent U.S. cities, was headed for its lowest homicide rate in five decades.

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Under the Gun: Tracking One Deadly Crime Spree

Nathan Trapuzzano was set to celebrate his one-year wedding anniversary with wife Jennifer a month after the shooting. She gave birth to their child weeks later.

February 2015
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Editor’s Note, February 2015: Guns

As tempting as it might be to turn past such a tough subject, I encourage you to take a moment to absorb the effect one year of gun violence has had on our city.

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Kate’s Story—A Mother’s Grief

One year after the tragic death of her daughter, Nancy Comiskey reflects on Kate and their lives together.

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