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Thu Jun 14, 2018, 03:22 AM

Assault weapon ban request fails in Indianapolis council committee

A proposal calling for the City-County Council to urge the state legislature to ban assault weapons and high-capacity magazines failed Wednesday night in committee.

Mothers, military veterans,nurses and students spent nearly 45 minutes arguing both for and against measure, which was opposed by the National Rifle Association.

In the end, the council's Community Affairs Committee voted 3-2 against the proposal.

Voting against the measure were Republicans Jason Holiday, Brian Mowery and Marilyn Pfisterer. Voting for it were Democrats Zach Adamson and Frank Mascari. Two other Democrat committee members, Blake Johnson and Christine Scales, were absent.

Read more: https://www.indystar.com/story/news/politics/2018/06/13/toothless-assault-weapon-ban-proposal-spiked-committee-meeting/700297002/

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