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Indiana Legislative Update on HB 1028 & HB 1176

Friday, February 3, 2006

The Indiana House passed two critically important pro-gun measures this week: HB 1028, sponsored by Rep. Eric Koch (R-65), prohibits employers from enforcing policies that ban employees from lawfully possessing firearms in locked vehicles on employers’ property and also codifies in state code that there is no duty to retreat from an attacker, further enhancing your right to self-defense. HB 1028 was passed with overwhelmingly bi-partisan support by a vote of 82-18.

Also this week, HB 1176, sponsored by Rep. Troy Woodruff (R-64), passed by a vote of 78-21. HB 1176 allows for Right-to-Carry permits to be renewed online, as well as to allow for carry permit applicants to apply for a "lifetime" carry permit, should he or she choose to do so. If passed by the Indiana Senate, HB 1176 would provide law-abiding, qualified, Hoosiers the option of obtaining either a permit valid for four years, or a permit valid for the lifetime of the licensee. We are grateful to Rep. Koch and Rep. Woodruff for their leadership on these bills, and to all the House Members who voted in support of these pro-gun advances.

Please be sure to call your Senator and urge him or her to support HB 1028 and HB 1176! You can reach your Senator at (317) 232-9400.

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