INDIANAPOLIS—On Tuesday, Senate Democratic Leader Greg Taylor (D-Indianapolis) released the following statement condemning a resolution to honor the National Rifle Association’s 152nd annual convention in Indianapolis:

“The day after our neighbors in Louisville lost five lives to a mass shooting, our Senate Chamber chose to bring forth a resolution celebrating the NRA. Our neighbors are still in mourning, and we’re honoring an organization that has played a central role in preventing the adoption of common-sense gun safety laws across the nation. I think it would be more appropriate to recognize organizations like Moms Demand Action, which have fought tooth and nail trying to protect kids from the leading cause of death among young people in our nation: firearms. Not books, which this General Assembly is still working to restrict in schools. Firearms. Despite the number of gun accidents involving minors in Indiana this year, we haven’t done anything to meaningfully support gun safety or protect our communities from avoidable and senseless gun violence.”