INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– The sister of a victim of the Newtown school shootings visited Indianapolis Friday, calling for more gun control.
Carlee Soto’s sister, Victoria, was among the 26 people who were killed in the December 14 shootings at the elementary school.
Soto attended a rally at Douglass Park, as part of the “National Drive to Reduce Gun Violence Bus Tour.” She’s calling for Sen. Dan Coats to reconsider his position on gun control.
Advocates are calling for the government to extend background checks to all commercial gun sales, including online and at gun shows.
“I urge all the ones who didn’t vote for this bill to take another look at it and to take our feelings into consideration, because until you have to feel what our families feel and until you lose someone to gun violence,” said Soto. “You won’t understand what we’re going through and you won’t understand that something needs to happen now.”
Sen. Joe Donnelly has already thrown his support behind bipartisan legislation for more background checks.
The nationwide bus tour is a part of the “Mayors against Illegal Guns” organization. The tour will visit 25 states over a period of 100 days.