Gun-control advocates face off with gun rights supporters during the gun-control rally outside Indiana Republican Sen. Dan Coats’ Indianapolis office on April 20, 2013. (Photo: Charlie Nye, AP)

Hoosiers Concerned About Gun Violence (HCGV) is a nonprofit grassroots organization founded in 1990 in Indianapolis.   We are dedicated to bringing awareness to the many problems with current gun laws.  We search for solutions to the gun violence problems in our community and state.

What we share is a heartfelt belief in the right of each man, woman and child to feel safe, in their homes, workplaces and public areas.

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Courtesy of gun zealots, incompetent gun owners and a way too large number of mentally unstable individuals who have legal access to firearms, updating this website with the “latest” irrational shootings has, sadly, become a full-time job.

The NRA gun zealots and pseudo-patriots have repeatedly stated that “open carry” and concealed carry permits are essential for the common man to protect him/herself and to aid law enforcement at times of crisis.

Well…

Now we know ‘the rest of the story’ and the story is PURE FICTION! We saw front & center that a number of open carry ammosexuals in Texas had the opportunity to confront an armed assailant. What did they do? Did they engage or challenge the assailant(s)?

NO! Not only were they totally useless as ‘well-trained’ militia types, their presence as armed unknowns distracted REAL Law Enforcement from finding the gunman quickly. In fact, it can be easily argued that these idiots waltzing around the Dallas protest area with their pretty little guns prevented LEOs from doing their job- and that the death and injured toll was greater because these wanna-bes were in the way.

http://www.ifyouonlynews.com/politics/dallas-mayor-calls-bs-on-open-carry-it-didnt-help-during-shooting-and-made-things-much-worse/

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July 5, 2015: How sick- how pathetic, that even when this pathetic excuse of a parent shoots & kills his own son, that he ‘defends the firearm’ and blames himself for the ‘accidental’ shooting.

Its not an accident- its abject disregard for the deadly capabilities of the ‘tool’.

FTA

“..Brumby doesn’t deny the police account – in fact, he’s come out publicly confirming it, in an apparent effort to minimize the blame that the firearm might take as a result of the incident.

‘It was a very freak accident. I made a mistake,’ he said.

‘It doesn’t take but a split second for something to go wrong and that could be (the case) with a gun, it could be with the wrong medicine, it could be with any number of things.’

And Brumby says that he doesn’t intend to change his use of guns – he will continue to keep them in his home…”

Ya, and why not? A mistake? Saying 1+1 = 3 is a mistake. Forgetting to buy milk at the grocery store- that’s a mistake.

Shooting your kid (or anyone) because of blatant disregard of the deadly nature of the firearm in hand- is NOT a mistake. Its blatant negligence and the father should face the consequences.

But the ‘dad’s’ great view on how to come to peace with his action of shooting his own son? More guns! More training!! Can you just hear that conversation? “~Hey kids, lets go to the gun range and practice our gun skills! Who wants to go???”

Not to fret- the DEAD son will now be able to go hang out with Jesus much sooner than expected. With a mindset like that, why doesn’t he shoot the whole family???

“…’He was passionate about his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and dedicated his life to sharing his hope with everyone he met.

‘The families’ only comfort is knowing that He is communing with the heroes of his faith and rejoicing in paradise.’

‘Your generous gifts and donations will help with the expenses the family is now faced with.’ ”
(sure, why not make a lil extra $$$ while you’re at it?)

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/…/The-gun-didn-t-kill-son-did-Fl…

November 23, 2015: Thanksgiving- a time to reflect. A time for each of us to give thanks for family, friendships and the bounty of what our towns, cities and nation provides. Memories evoke the faces and thoughts of those who have come and gone. In that, we will have tears of warmth for those who enjoyed long, fruitful lives and tears of sorrow- for those who passed well before their time was due. Sure, the pall of mass shootings doesn’t sit as nicely at the holiday table as, say, warm discussions about college football. But if we are truly a nation, then we should all share in both the joy and the sorrow.

Just a few years ago, many of us questioned, as individuals and as a nation, how someone could shoot 20 6-year old kids. That was December 14, 2012. Going back ~7.5 years, we can reflect on the Virginia Tech mass shootings.

Living for 32 is the inspirational story of Colin Goddard, a survivor of the tragic gun shooting massacre which occurred on the Virginia Tech campus, April 16th, 2007. The winning combination of Colin’s passion, charisma and optimism has commanded the attention of the American public and media since the devastating incident which left 32 dead and 17 injured. In Living for 32, Colin shares an intimate account of terror he and his classmates endured and the courageous journey of renewal and hope he chose to pursue.

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November 8, 2015:     Latest news this week affecting the safety & well being of Hoosiers.   Once again, the NRA LIE- that all we need is “a good guy with a gun”, is thrown into the public domain to be, once and for all, thrown out.  IF a gun shop owner can’t defend himself,  then how in the world can the NRA lie hold true for the Average Joe & Jane?   Of course, this grand theft will now generate added concern among in greater Indianapolis; people will now feel the ‘need’ to have a firearm.  Is this the grand plan of the NRA and its gun lobby?

And for those who feel the ‘need’ to have a firearm for personal protection- how many will actually invest time & money to take self-defense classes?  Will they learn how to safely handle and secure the firearm or will they, also, become a sick statistic, just like the young mother, now deceased, whose toddler son now must live with the fact that he shot his mother dead?

Additionally, now there are 43 or more firearms on the streets.  43 criminals can now carry out violent crimes because a gun shop proprietor failed to secure his property and inventory effectively.   The abject failure of this gun shop owner to put necessary security infrastructure in place to guarantee this type of crime couldn’t happen puts the general public at unnecessary and unwarranted added risk.

From the article-

INDIANAPOLIS — New details have been released on a gun store robbery caught on camera.

The robbers can be seen standing on employees to keep them out of the way.   The suspects walked into KS & E Sports in Lawrence just after 3 p.m. Tuesday (Nov 3, 2015) — each wearing a mask and ordering everyone to get on the ground.

The manager was eventually forced to open up the cabinets. At one point, a robber hits him in the head with a gun. Police say the suspects stole 43 firearms, including semi-automatic rifles and tactical shotguns.

The ATF is offering a $20,000 reward for any information — saying these kind of heists put us all in danger.

This is the third gun store robbery since August.  Stores in Anderson were robbed in August and October.  Dozens of weapons were stolen in each case.

http://www.theindychannel.com/news/local-news/20000-reward-offered-for-lawrence-gun-store-robbery

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“An emotional Steven Jones, 18, the man accused of shooting four Northern Arizona University fraternity brothers — one fatally — early Friday appeared before a judge via video for an afternoon appearance that lasted less than 15 minutes.

Jones, who is not a full-time student and does not work, cried as the judge read the four felony charges he will face — 1st-degree murder and three counts of aggravated assault.

…According to the proceedings, after a verbal confrontation with another fraternity turned physical, Jones retrieved a .40 caliber handgun from his car then went back to the fight…”

And our Indiana legislators, puppets of the NRA & gun lobby, believe that “guns on campus” is the solution to thwart threats.  And yes, within 10 days of the Oregon mass shooting which left nine victims dead, an altercation leads to three students shot and one dead at NAU and…

multiple shootings at Texas Southern University, leaving one 18 year-old dead.  

Will this only matter when this is YOUR son or daughter, your father, mother or brother?

NAU students attend the candlelight vigil following

(Photo credit: Biggs/Special for 12News)

http://www.12news.com/story/news/2015/10/09/shooting-at-nau-campus/73639266/

HOLD OUR LEGISLATORS ACCOUNTABLE!  

STOP SUPPORTING THE FAILED LOGIC THAT A FIREARM IS THE ANSWER.