Henry adds support to House-backed gun laws

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FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is one of five Indiana mayors urging the US Senate to take up a pair of bills on gun reform.

Henry joined Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, Carmel Mayor Jim Brainard, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg on a letter also signed by 232 other mayors from across the US asking Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to call the Senate back into session to pass the bills.

WIBC reports one of them would bolster the background check system used during certain gun purchases. The other would close loopholes and prohibit both the unlicensed transfers of guns and unregulated secondary sales from one person to another.

McConnell has refused to call the Senate back early from their summer recess but does say he will eventually bring the bills up for discussion.


  1. If Mayor Henry is in favor of this new bill, that should be proof that it would be a terrible law. Call your Senators and request they kill this bill when they get back from recess.

  2. These are the people that can’t define what a “baby” is let alone an “Assault weapon” and you want them to pass laws restricting our Rights?… Mayor Henry has been mayor long enough. Only a crazy person would side with the Communist Democrat party.

  3. Gun fatalities drop like a rock if the mayors of democratic strongholds would simply confiscate weapons in the possession of convicted felons on parole that is a violation of the terms of their parole….no warrants required.


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