The Senate passed a different version of HB 12, which included a provision requiring all permit holders who are traveling in a car with passengers under the age of eighteen to secure their handguns in a locked box, making them unaccessible and unable to be used for self defense.
This provision, approved by the members of the Senate, is unacceptable and contradicts the underlying principles of a Right-to-Carry law. This Senate provision, in fact, could put law-abiding Concealed Carry permit holders in great danger by creating an unnecessary victim zone. In fact, NO other state that has concealed carry has such a restrictive statute. Please urge the listed members of the Conference Committee to remove this provision in their Report.