April 16, 2021

Indy Council Member Calls on Lawmakers to Address Gun Control

Indy Council Member Calls on Lawmakers to Address Gun Control

An Indianapolis City-County Council member is calling lawmakers to address gun control following the mass shooting Thursday night at the FedEx Ground facility.

Democrat Ali Brown (District 5) said the violence must stop.

“I’m tired of it.  I’m tired of waking up and worrying about if my neighbors were hurt last night. I’m tired of worrying when I drop my son off at school." Brown said.  "Everyone is tired of it. Something needs to be done.”

Brown said Indiana needs "common-sense" gun control measures.

“Gun owners overwhelmingly support background checks and closing gun show loopholes and closing these person-to-person loopholes," Brown said. "We do not yet know how this person got their gun or anything like that so this is not an assumption about this, but a call to action because we are tired of it.”

There have been three mass shootings in Indianapolis so far this year. Five people, including a pregnant woman, were shot and killed in January, and a man was accused of killing three adults and a child before abducting his daughter during an argument last month.

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