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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Don’t let anyone tell you that AR-15 / AK-47 assault style weapons are protected by the Second Amendment

Assault Weapons Not Protected by Second Amendment  (NBC News, February 22, 2017)
Maryland’s ban on 45 kinds of assault weapons and its 10 round limit on gun magazines were upheld February 20, 2017, by a federal appeals court in a decision that met with strongly worded dissent. In a 10-4 ruling, the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Virginia, said the guns banned under Maryland’s law aren’t protected by the Second Amendment.
U.S. Top Court Spurns Challenge To Maryland Assault Weapons Ban  (Reuters, November 27, 2017)
The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights proponents including the National Rifle Association, refusing to hear a challenge to Maryland’s state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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Approximately one of three handguns is kept loaded and unlocked and most children know where their parents keep their guns.  In one 2006 study reported by the American Medical Association, 73% of children under the age of 10 living in homes with guns reported knowing the location of their parents’ firearms and 36% admitted they had handled the weapons.