Indiana Mothers Debate Over Gun Law Amendments

Parental groups vying for and against gun control rallied at the Statehouse on Thursday.

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Photo: Bill Shaw (WFIU News)

Gun rights advocates and proponents of tighter gun regulations are stirring debate in Indiana.

The debate over guns and gun rights remains lively at the Indiana Statehouse where Hoosiers held dueling demonstrations outside the east entrance on Thursday.

Nicki McNally, who was among members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense In America, says they want universal background checks for all gun sales on the federal level, limiting high-capacity magazines to ten rounds or less, banning assault weapons and making gun-trafficking a federal crime.

“I think nobody wants our kids being shot at in school. They’re looking at it from the perspective of protecting their family and we’re looking at it from the perspective of there are too many people out there who shouldn’t have guns,” McNally says.

She says that they respect the Second Amendment and the right to bear arms, but adds there are too many people who have illegal access to guns.

On the other hand, Melinda Porter of Indiana Moms Against Gun Control says guns are not the problem and more laws are not going to change anything.

“[We're here] to show that there are two sides to any story, and we just want the facts to be heard that guns aren’t the problem and more laws aren’t going to change anything,” Porter says.

Porter says she wants to be able to protect her children and does not want anyone to take that right away.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/carl.web.5 Carl Web

    Until firearms are completely
    banned(dreamland),their will always be risk of a mass shooting.A old
    debate that has already been proven & debunked long ago keeps coming
    back.People with more knowledge on firearms than the average person
    know that an assault weapon & hi cap magazine ban won’t do spit.And
    it’s starting to show now that most have calmed down & started
    thinking logically instead of emotionally

    We do very good on background checks.A
    legit ffl dealer always goes by the book.”Not extending these to private
    sales is dumb. “If they don’t have a permit & are a complete
    stranger then yeah it would make sense,otherwise pointless.Also many
    forget we are the largest consumer in the world in the black market.Just
    because we have firearms factories doesn’t mean illegally manufactured
    & imported firearms don’t come to our land.

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