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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have identified a body found in a Shelbyville creek Monday afternoon.The body is identified as 15-year-old Jackleen Lane, of Bagdad, Ky.According to Shelby CountyMore >>
According to Shelby County Coroner Jeff Ivers, autopsy results show a cause of death "consistent with drowning" and point to the death being an accident.More >>
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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- A Louisville man has been arrested after police say he stabbed a man at Churchill Downs multiple times for declining beer.According to an arrest report, the incident took placeMore >>
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Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:50 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:50:19 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Indianapolis man wants his 50 guns back, and now the Indiana Court of Appeals is hearing Robert Redington's appeal.Police seized his guns when they found him watching a BloomingtonMore >>
Police seized Robert Redington's guns when they found him watching a Bloomington bar where I.U. Student Lauren Spierer was partying the night she went missing.More >>
Tuesday, June 18 2013 11:44 AM EDT2013-06-18 15:44:11 GMT
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- After years of talk, the new Downtown Bridge is finally being built.On Tuesday night, the public can take part in the groundbreaking ceremony."We have the crane in place, thatMore >>
Ky. Gov. Steve Beshear and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer will be there for the event, along with other dignitaries.More >>
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I've said it before, but it bears repeating:
I can think of no possible reason why we, as American citizens, allow civilian possession of assault weapons. Their only purpose is to make human slaughter as swift and efficient as possible and I believe giving them the same Constitutional protection as legitimate firearms like those used for hunting or personal protection is irresponsible and intellectually dishonest.
Having said that however, I'll be the first to acknowledge that preventing future bloodbaths through gun regulation alone probably won't succeed without also addressing society's unhealthy obsession with violence as entertainment.
You may share my disdain for guns. But let's be honest. Do you really believe today's crop of ultra-violent video games can't possibly have a desensitizing effect on the young people who play them? Or that the movies and TV shows that continually stretch the boundaries of violence and gore have no potential whatsoever to influence behavior?
If mass media has no power to influence the kinds of decisions we make, then why do companies pay millions of dollars to advertise in the Super Bowl?
I still think we should ban all assault weapons. But I know that's only one step. Our society contributes to this problem in far too many other ways involving personal irresponsibility, and the sooner we also recognize that, the closer we'll be to a solution.