Our Republican majority legislature should shift its focus from increasing the availability of guns in public places to sensible gun regulation such as the three bills in committee, which would require background checks on all gun sales in Indiana.
Universal background checks were a major issue of the March for Our Lives last year as 6,000 students and their supporters were forced into the Indiana Statehouse atrium due to the miserable snow conditions. The students were there following the Parkland school shooting to say "Never Again."
Committee hearings were not granted on the background check bills. The chairs of the Senate Judiciary and House Public Policy Committees have turned their backs on Indiana’s students. To protest, the students have organized a March For Our Lives 2019 event at 12:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd on the West side of the Statehouse. Be there to support our students.
Edmund Smith, president
Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence