Local and state leaders reacting to news of a mass shooting at the Indianapolis FedEx facility Thursday that killed at least eight people, plus the shooter, are expressing sympathy for the victims and their families and using the tragedy to encourage stricter gun legislation in the state of Indiana.
“This feeling is too familiar because I understand the hurt and anguish of speaking with a loved one before work only for them never to come home,” said Ali Brown, Indianapolis City-County Councillor of the 5th district.
She later added, “It would be absolutely coldhearted of House Speaker Todd Huston, Senate President Rodric Bray, and Governor Eric Holcomb if they failed to address gun violence as the state is currently in session and able to find a solution to this problem.”
“The conversation will be tough, but we must get a firm grip of the situation and the collective epidemic — and if that means passing background check legislation, banning automatic rifles, and advocating for other common-sense gun control measures, let’s get that done immediately,” Brown wrote.
The FedEx massacre was at least the third mass shooting already this year in Indiana’s capital city. 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 at a home in March.
Mock n’ Rob discussed councilor Brown’s calls for stricter gun control measures on today’s show. Click below to listen.