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Last-minute Statehouse gun reform efforts fail

With the Republicans having a supermajority, the Legislature has been consistent in passing bills that weaken restrictions on firearms. Legislation that Moms Demand Action and other organizations consider common sense, such as universal background checks and safe storage, face an uphill battle in the Indiana Statehouse.

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Mears: No red flag petition sought for FedEx shooter

The gunman in Indianapolis’ deadliest-ever mass shooting was never the subject of a court proceeding under Indiana’s red flag law, the Marion County Prosecutor said, because the suspect agreed to surrender a shotgun to law enforcement over concerns that he could be a danger to himself or others.

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Mass shooters exploited gun laws, loopholes before carnage

The suspect in the shooting at a Boulder, Colorado, supermarket was convicted of assaulting a high school classmate but still got a gun. The man accused of opening fire on three massage businesses in the Atlanta area bought his gun just hours before the attack — no waiting required. They are the latest suspected U.S. mass shooters to obtain guns because of limited firearms laws, background check lapses or law enforcement’s failure to heed warnings of concerning behavior.

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