But it's the Indianapolis Star investigation that has most recently joined the parade.
Examining just two counties in the Hoosier State, the Star found 456 examples of people with concealed carry permits granted by the state whose applications were actually recommended for disapproval by local Indiana police.
The report found permit-holders with convictions for battery, resisting law enforcement, felony DWI, criminal trespass, and other crimes.
After receiving their permits, some went on to hold their families hostage at gunpoint, threaten police officers during a domestic disturbance, be convicted for selling cocaine, and be convicted for felony criminal confinement and battery, among other incidents.
What's your opinion? Is something wrong in a country that allows this kind of thing to go on? What could account or it?
How does this impact upon the requirement of doing a background check before buying a gun? Is a concealed carry permit holder excused from that? Is it presumed that if he has a license to carry a gun he must be able to pass the background check?
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.