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Pro-Gun and Anti-Gun Rallies in Indiana

| by Michael Allen

Indiana Moms Against Gun Control held a rally on Saturday morning in Lafayette, Indiana, to counter a Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense protest.

The pro-gun Indiana Moms Against Gun Control, which included armed men with AR-15s and handguns, protested at the Tippecanoe County Courthouse.

Indiana Moms Against Gun Control thanked Congress for blocking a vote on expanded gun background checks, reported JCOnline.com.

Ironically, most members of the NRA support expanded gun background checks, according to Politifact.com.

A few blocks away, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense met on the John T. Myers Pedestrian Bridge. The group held anti-gun violence signs and balloons with names of people killed at the Sandy Hook school shooting.

Stephanie Karpicke, one of the leaders of the local Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense chapter, said they were hoping to celebrate a new gun background checks law.

"We are tenacious, we will not stand down,” Shannon Watt, who started Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in Indiana, told the crowd.

Jon Leers, who drove from Indianapolis to Lafayette to support Indiana Moms Against Gun Control, said: "We’re not here to intimidate. We want to educate. This is probably the safest place in town right now.”

Sources: JCOnline.com and Politifact.com