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Ind. Democratic Party: Holcomb AWOL as State Rep. Blasts Universal Background Checks

Aug 05, 2019 - Targeted News Service

The Indiana Democratic Party issued the following news release:

In April, Governor Eric Holcomb stood shoulder-to-shoulder with State Representative Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) on stage at the 2019 National Rifle Association convention to sign a bill loosening access to handguns. Today, Rep. Lucas took a strong stance against universal background checks on social media. Meanwhile, Holcomb hasn't said much, he hasn't even tweeted offering condolences for a pair of mass shootings this weekend.

The near-complete silence is in line with the governor's approach to gun reform. Holcomb danced around a question about taking steps to prevent mass shootings in an interview in December. He instead pivoted to a focus on mental health to prevent further violence. He laterbuckled to ultra-conservative lobbyists' efforts to remove any mention of mental health from a school safety bi...