By Terry Curry, Marion County Prosecutor
The horror of yet another school shooting occurring at our front door was inevitable. Parkland, Florida. Santa Fe, Texas. And now Noblesville, Indiana. The numbing reality is obvious -- no community is immune.
The successive deadly mass shootings have again ignited a national conversation about regulation of firearms. Advocates for improved regulation of the sale and possession of firearms have called for a ban on the sale of assault rifles, enhanced background checks, better screening of those with mental illness, and other familiar proposals.
We would hope that the public outcry over mass shootings and tragedies in our schools would move Congress to action, but Congress continues to show no appetite for sensible regulation of firearms. On the contrary, pro-gun legislation continues to dominate in the halls of Congress.
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