Indiana Senator Todd Young visits Southern Indiana and talks gun control


Mount Vernon, Ind (WEHT) – If the Senate does take up gun reform, how will our local senators vote?

Senator Young didnt hold back on his thought on gun reform.

His main suggestion for other states is to follow behind Indiana and adopt a law that could help police stop a potential red flag.

With multiple mass shootings happening across the U.S, Indiana senator Todd Young says one thing is clear.

“We need to take this very seriously and deal not only these heartbroken communities but the possibility and the reality that there will be future episodes.”

Senator Young made a stop in several southern Indiana counties today and spoke out about his thoughts on gun reform and why other states should follow in Indiana’s footsteps.

“One would be to look at laws like the one we have here in the state of Indiana called the red flag law that would allow law enforcement and emergency protective order on people who pose harm to themselves or to others and who possess firearms.”

The red flag law has been implemented in some cases in Evansville including a case in February.

EPD officers were called to investigate a possible hostage situation with a man who was considered mentally ill.

we spoke with Jason Cullum back in February who praise the Red Flag Law after successfully taking the man in.

“Without the Red Flag law, this may be a situation where all of those firearms would have remained in the home unless we got a judge to sign off and give us the authority to remove them.”

A situation Senator Young says inspires him to push for new gun laws.

“That’s the sort of common sense idea Hoosiers want more of and ill be taking to Washington and holding up Indiana as an example,” says Young.

The Senator also visited a homeless shelter in Vanderburgh County, took a tour at the SABIC plant in Posey County, and took part in a round table discussion with farmers in Gibson county.

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(This story was originally published on August 9, 2019)

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