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Indiana: Victim Defense Bill Headed to House Floor

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Indiana: Victim Defense Bill Headed to House Floor

We are pleased to report that House Bill 1071, a bill which would allow the petitioner of a civil protective order to temporarily carry a handgun without a permit, has passed through the House Committee on Public Policy and will be headed to the House floor for a vote in the upcoming weeks.

HB 1071, introduced by state Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57), would ensure that victims of domestic violence are not left defenseless at their most vulnerable time while waiting for their carry permit to be approved.  HB 1071 would provide victims of domestic violence added protections against would be abusers while also protecting our constitutional right to self-defense and due process.  If a victim is in dangerit is even more important that they be allowed to protect themselves without delay.

Please click the “Take Action” button above to contact your state Representative and urge them to support HB 1071.

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Established in 1975, the Institute for Legislative Action (ILA) is the "lobbying" arm of the National Rifle Association of America. ILA is responsible for preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals in the legislative, political, and legal arenas, to purchase, possess and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.