Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence

A new report from the Violence Policy Center, or VPC, finds Indiana has the fifth worst rate of African American homicides in the nation.

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Whenever a gun control debate comes up, gun sales go up too. But Indiana firearms dealers say the sales jump after the recent March for Our Lives wasn’t as significant as what happened under the last presidential administration.

In the wake of the Newtown, Connecticut school shooting, gun control advocates across the country – including Indiana – are making a renewed push to tighten restrictions on gun sales. However, they’re getting mixed messages from the incoming Pence administration.

Indiana faith leaders and anti-gun violence advocates are calling for action in the wake of the Newtown school shooting.  They want Hoosiers to demand reform of the state’s gun laws.

Christ Church Dean Stephen Carlsen, who hosted a Thursday prayer service at the downtown Indianapolis cathedral, said he wanted people to leave there comforted, but not comfortable.

All of the speakers, including Sikh interfaith leader K.P. Singh say the country can no longer afford to wait for action in helping curb gun violence.