Letter: Voters should not vote for Spartz

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Editor,

As voters consider their choices in the 5th Congressional District, there are some things they should know about Victoria Spartz.

Noblesville Stands Together was formed by parents after the 2018 shooting at Noblesville West Middle School. We have sought many changes to Indiana law to make kids safer. For example, prior to NST’s advocacy, nothing would have prevented the Noblesville shooter from purchasing a firearm immediately upon his release. Because the shooter was adjudicated in juvenile court, he was not found guilty of a felony, and therefore, laws prohibiting felons from having guns did not apply to him.

Not surprisingly, the NRA opposed us. And their willing partner in this cynical, dangerous effort was Victoria Spartz. Repeatedly, Sen. Spartz rejected her constituent’s requests for help. She argued against the juvenile prohibition in 2019 and in 2020. She voted no on it last session, (SB 16, Roll Call #11). Further, she actually spoke against it on the Senate floor, urging her colleagues to also vote no. Fortunately, 43 of the 50 senators declined to take her advice.

We were shocked to see our own senator protecting the rights of a school shooter. Today, she proudly advertises her hard-earned NRA endorsement, adding insult to injury for parents whose kids hid under desks and ran out of their school to avoid bullets.

Hoosiers want leaders who act on our behalf, not in pursuit of extreme ideological agendas. We should carefully consider whether sending more culture warriors to Washington, D.C., is the answer.

On behalf of Noblesville Stands Together:

Beth Ballard

Tara Bushong

Brian Cross

Craig Crosser

Christi Crosser

Matthew Frechette

Cherryl Friedman

Susan Golightly

Katie Guerra

Apra Gupta

Michael Harlowe

Hyde Heckman

Holly Hochstedler

Nate Lambert

Stephanie Lambert

Anita Rogers

Steve Rogers

Jennifer Sochocki

Mindy Swift


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