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Indiana House Moves Two More Gun Bills!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

On April 13, the Indiana House Public Policy Committee passed Senate Bill 292, the "Firearm Preemption Reform" bill, by a 6 to 1 vote. SB 292 now heads to the state House floor for a second reading and may be considered as early as this Friday, April 15. Also on Wednesday, the House gave final approval to SB 506, the "Transport Permit Reform Bill" by an overwhelming 84 to 13 vote. The bill now heads to a conference committee to work out the clarifying amendments made in the House.

Senate Bill 292, the “Firearm Preemption Reform” bill, would mandate a strong and meaningful statewide standard for all firearm laws in Indiana, but has come under constant attack in the media and by anti-gun opponents.

Senate Bill 506, the “Transport Permit Reform”, bill would make important reforms to Indiana’s current “transport permit” requirement. It is currently illegal to transport a handgun in your vehicle for any reason unless you are driving from the point of purchase to your home or fixed place of business, or from your home or fixed place of business to a gunsmith for repair, unless you have some form of state-issued permit. 

NRA would like to thank the House Public Policy Committee Chairman, state Representative Bill Davis, and the members of the committee who supported each of the NRA-backed bills this session!

Please contact your state Representative TODAY and urge him or her to support both SB 292 and SB 506. For your state Representative’s contact information or help identifying your state Representative, please click here.

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