Sen. Young: We need to address underlying causes of gun violence


INDIANAPOLIS – Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) issued a statement regarding gun violence on Monday, saying we need to address the underlying causes:

“Clearly we have multiple problems in this country – problems of hate, social alienation, and the devaluing of human life – and we’re going to have to work together as a nation to address these challenges. I think Indiana has done a good job with respect to our red flag law and that’s something that needs to be part of the conversation moving forward across the country.”

Sen. Young emphasized his support for red flag laws, which allow law enforcement to step in if an individual is believed to be a danger to themselves or others.

Sen. Young also said that he voted to enact the Fix NICS Act last Congress to improve criminal background checks and the STOP School Violence Act to help improve school safety.

Those bills were signed into law in March 2018.

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(This story was originally published on August 5, 2019)

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