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Obama: Indiana's gun control laws are "lax"

Posted at 11:26 PM, Jan 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-07 23:56:44-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- President Obama called out Indiana for its gun control laws at a town hall on gun control at George Mason University Thursday. 

Obama talked about the problem areas in the country including in Chicago and pointed out Indiana as a place where nearly anyone can buy a weapon, and then take it to another state. 

"Well, the problem is, is that about 30, 40 percent of those guns are coming from Indiana, across the border, where there are much laxer laws.  And so folks will go to a gun show and purchase a whole bunch of firearms, put them in a van, drive up into Mike Pfleger’s neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago, where his parish is, open up the trunk, and those things are for sale," he said.  

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The NRA was also called out during the event, as the group is headquartered just down the street from where the town hall was held but chose not to attend. 

Obama said he would be happy to meet with them to discuss his new proposals. 

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