Indianapolis Mayor advocating stricter gun laws?
The bipartisan national group with the apt name Mayors Against Illegal Guns has won a major victory. For some states, including Indiana, there's more to lament than celebrate.
The coalition made up of more than 350 municipal chief executives -- 10 from Indiana, none from Central Indiana -- managed to persuade Congress to ease access to once-closely guarded "trace data," the federal records of traffic in firearms used in crimes.
And what did those records show?
That 10 states, Indiana included, were the source of 57 percent of the guns used in crimes outside those states.
That those states tended to have the weakest laws governing the sale and tracking of guns. . . .