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IU experts available to comment on Indianapolis shootings

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Just weeks after a new permitless carry law went into effect in Indiana, two mass shootings in the Indianapolis area on July 17 left five people dead and five people injured. One shooter, who opened fire at the Greenwood Park Mall, was killed by another armed witness. Indiana University experts are available to comment on Indiana’s “constitutional carry” law, community safety, gun violence as an epidemic, gun culture in America and more. 

For more information, contact Marah Yankey at mqharbis@iu.edu or 812-856-1442.

Pierre Atlas
IU Indianapolis

Pierre Atlas

O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

Pierre Atlas is an expert in gun policy and culture in the U.S. He can discuss American gun culture in the context of the April 10 shooting at a downtown Louisville bank. 

Expertise

U.S. foreign policy, Middle East politics, Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict, civil wars and ethnic conflicts, terrorism, U.S. and Canada, gun culture and politics of gun control.

Jon Macy
IU Bloomington

Jon Macy

School of Public Health

Jon Macy is an associate professor in applied health science. His research interests include public health policies, especially tobacco control policies and how they influence tobacco use behaviors; public health program planning, implementation and evaluation; and interventions to promote smoking cessation among adults and tobacco use prevention among adolescents.

Expertise

Public health policy, tobacco prevention, smoking cessation, gun violence.

Jody L. Madeira
IU Bloomington

Jody L. Madeira

Maurer School of Law

Jody Madeira is a professor in the IU Maurer School of Law. Madeira can discuss recent mass shootings and the Second Amendment. 

Expertise

Tort law, criminal law, children and the law, assisted reproductive technology, Second Amendment/firearm violence, interdisciplinary perspectives.

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