Moms Demand Action asks Indiana legislatures to strengthen gun laws

Moms Demand Action asks Indiana legislatures to strengthen gun laws

FILE – In this Tuesday, July 9, 2019 file photo, Moms Demanding Action line up during a rally at the State Capitol in Richmond, Va. Governor Northam called a special session of the General Assembly to consider gun legislation in light of the Virginia Beach Shootings. Police in Virginia Beach cannot determine the motivation behind a city engineer’s rampage in 2019 that killed 12 people in the municipal building where he worked, according to the city’s final investigative report that was released Wednesday, March 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Steve Helber) FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) — A group of mothers is urging lawmakers to take action on gun safety after a new law made it free for Hoosiers to apply for lifetime gun permits. “We are often seen as the enemy and we are not the enemy,” said Heather Hibert, Moms Demand Action volunteer. “We are pro-second amendment. We are a group that includes veterans and gun owners. We simply just want to make sure people are responsible with their firearms and that they don’t get into the hands of someone who shouldn’t have them.” Moms Demand Action is a grassroots movement that started in Indiana to fight and enact public safety measures to protect people from gun violence. Founded by Shannon Watts, who lost her child during the Sandy Hook Shooting, the group has more than six million members across America. Heather Hibert is a mom of three, a gun owner, and a volunteer for Moms Demand Action. She says […]

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