Two-hundred mayors from across the country were in Indy this weekend to talk about how to make their cities better, and they even got a chance to hear from Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The U.S. Conference of Mayors came exactly two weeks after the shooting in Orlando, resulting in much of the conference focusing on public safety and reducing gun violence.
Orlando mayor Buddy Dyer also addressed the mayors on Sunday.
“On behalf of everyone that calls Orlando home, please allow me to thank you,” Dyer said. “We’re healing already, and we think we did a pretty good response, and we’re not going to be defined by the acts that happened that night, other than from the heroic police officers. So our city and our community has responded with love compassion and unity and I’m very proud of them.
But the meeting was about action and preventing these tragedies from happening again.
Keynote speaker Hillary Clinton called for tighter gun control.
“No person should be gunned down while learning, teaching, praying or dancing,” the former secretary of state said.