President Joseph Biden is ordering flags lowered for the latest group of people to die in this country in a mass shooting incident.
Flags To Be Lowered To Honor Those Killed In IndianapolisPresident Joseph Biden is ordering flags lowered for the latest group of people to die in this country in a mass shooting incident.President Joseph Biden is ordering flags to be lowered for the eight people killed Thursday evening at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis, Ind.Friday morning, President Biden issued a proclamation calling for the mark of respect “for the victims of the senseless acts of violence perpetrated on April 15, 2021, in Indianapolis, Indiana.”US flags are to be lowered, effective immediately, at all public buildings and grounds, at all military posts and naval stations, and on all naval vessels of the Federal Government in the District of Columbia and throughout the United States and its Territories and possessions until sunset Tuesday, April 20, the proclamation noted.Flags are to also be lowered at all US embassies, legations, consular offices, and other facilities abroad, including all military facilities and naval vessels and stations.Following suit, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont also directed US and state flags in Connecticut to fly at half staff, for the same period.According to the Associate Press, a man started to randomly shoot at people at the facility’s parking lot “late Thursday night.” The man then went into the building and continued firing. The gunman apparently died by suicide shortly before police entered the building.There was reportedly no confrontation with anyone at the building. Four people were reportedly killed outside the facility, another four were killed inside the building, and “several people” were wounded, including five taken to the hospital, according to AP.As of early Friday afternoon, the gunman’s identity and motive had not been determined.The names of those killed and injured had not yet been released by the AP.
I fail to see the Newtown connection in this nonconstructive partisan letter which apparently seeks to scare local seniors. Mr. Epstein's letter does nothing to further the conversation around a legitimate policy issue in the future of Social Security which according to SSA.gov "if trust fund assets are exhausted without reform, benefits will necessarily be lowered," citing lower birth rates. This is an area where we need an open and objective, multi generational, national dialogue, not fear based political propaganda.
I agree, thank you Richard. The example given by Ms. Murray illustrates that this is a state issue, not a town issue. If the same case occurred in Connecticut the plaintiff would have sued the state of Connecticut, not the town of Newtown.
What fun to have stumbled across this write up. As a friend of one of the daughters I was fortunate to have visited with them many times in the early 80s in various locations. A wonderful, adventuresome family!
The state constitution permits the lawful carry of firearms after proof of training and background checks. Local ordinances do not preempt state statutes and passing an ordinance for a problem that is non-existent as per the Newtown Police Department will undoubtedly result in the town incurring legal fees unnecessarily. Please see attached link for numerous legal precedents where municipalities failed when their respective ordinances were passed. https://ballotpedia.org/Firearms_preemption_conflicts_between_state_and_local_governments
Law abiding citizens do not violate laws and infringement on the Second Amendment is not going to make any community safer. Enforcing existing laws is what should be the focus regarding gun violence along with addressing the mental health crisis.
Richard Fisher, DDS