This week, the Indiana Senate Natural Resources Committee passed Senate Joint Resolution 2, which would guarantee Hoosiers the right to hunt, fish and harvest wildlife and ensure the preservation of Indiana's rich hunting heritage. This proposed constitutional amendment would ensure that sportsmen will continue to be used as the state’s responsible game managers. Sponsored by state Senator Brent Steele (R-44), the language in SJR 2 was passed by both legislative chambers in 2014 and is required to be passed again to qualify for the 2016 General Election ballot.
Also this week, Senate Bill 433 was approved by the Indiana Senate Judiciary Committee. SB 433, sponsored by state Senator Jim Tomes(R-49), would repeal the section of the Indiana statute that prohibits the possession, sale, receipt, or use of short barreled shotguns. These firearms are legal under federal law and regulated by the National Firearms Act of 1934. SB 433 would bring Indiana in line with Federal law.
These bills now go to the Senate floor where they will await a vote. Your NRA-ILA will continue to keep you updated when more information is available.