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Indiana's Governor Signs Monumental Pro-Gun Reform!

Friday, March 19, 2010

On Thursday, March 18, Governor Mitch Daniels (R) signed House Bill 1065 – Indiana’s emergency powers/parking lot bill – into law. This NRA priority bill protects Hoosiers against firearm confiscation during natural disasters, such as occurred in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. HB1065 also prevents law-abiding gun owners from being wrongfully terminated from their jobs for having locked firearms in their vehicles while at work.

Indiana State Senator Johnny Nugent (R-43) and State Representative Bob Bischoff (D-68) sponsored the emergency powers/parking lot legislation. After years of attempts to pass each bill seperately, the joint legislation passed with overwhelming, bi-partisan majorities in both chambers of the Indiana General Assembly. The Indiana House passed the measure 76-21 while the Senate passed the bill 41-9.

The National Rifle Association would like to thank Senator Nugent and Representative Bischoff for their tremendous efforts to pass both important pro-gun protections.

As one of the most controversial pieces of legislation heard in the Indiana General Assembly in 2010, and due to the intense fight by the Chamber of Commerce, the Indiana Manufacturers’ Association and other big business interests, HB1065 required a solid team of legislators working in both the House and Senate. NRA would like to thank that strong team of pro-gun legislators who worked overtime to see HB1065 through to passage and to the Governor’s desk.

Please send a note of thanks to the following Indiana State Legislators:

Representative Bob Bischoff (D-68) – Author
(317)232-9600

Representative Jackie Walorski (R-21)
1.800.382.9841

Representative Jerry Torr (R-39)
1.800.382.9841

Representative Dale Grubb (D-42)
(317)232-9600

Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57)
1.800.382.9841

Representative Eric Koch (R-65)
1.800.382.9841

Representative David Cheatham (D-69)
(317)232-9600

Representative Russ Stilwell (D-74)
(317)232-9600

Representative Trent Van Haaften (D-76)
(317)232-9600

Representative Mike Murphy (R-90)
1.800.382.9841

Senator Johnny Nugent (R-43) – Author
(317)232-9400

Senator Ed Charbonneau (R-5)
(317)232-9400

Senator Sue Landske (R-6)
(317)232-9400

Senator Brandt Hershman (R-7)
(317)232-9400

Senator Dennis Kruse (R-14)
(317)232-9400

Senator Randall Head (R-18)
(317)232-9400

Senator Jim Buck (R-21)
(317)232-9400

Senator Allen Paul (R-27)
(317)232-9400

Senator Mike Delph (R-29)
(317)232-9400

Senator Scott Schneider (R-30)
(317)232-9400

Senator Michael Young (R-35)
(317)232-9400

Senator Brent Waltz (R-36)
(317)232-9400

Senator Richard Bray (R-37)
(317)232-9400

Senator John Waterman (R-39)
(317)232-9400

Senator Greg Walker (R-41)
(317)232-9400

Senator Jean Leising (R-42)
(317)232-9400

Senator Brent Steele (R-44)
(317)232-9400

Senator Jim Lewis (D-45)
(800) 382-9467

Senator Richard Young (D-47)
(800) 382-9467

Senator Lindel Hume (D-48)
(800) 382-9467

Also, please contact Governor Daniels at 317-232-4567 to thank him for signing this monumental legislation.

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