Thanks to your calls and emails, House Bill 1071, the victim defense bill, has been scheduled for a hearing in the Senate Judiciary Committee this Wednesday, March 29. Please contact the members of the Senate Judiciary Committee and respectfully urge them to support HB 1071!
HB 1071, introduced by state Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57) and sponsored by state Senator Mark Messmer (R-48), previously passed the House of Representatives with a 72-26 vote and overwhelming bipartisan support. HB 1071 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, stalking, and sexual abuse added protections against would be abusers while also protecting our constitutional right to self-defense and due process. If a victim is in danger, it is even more important that they be allowed to protect themselves without delay.
Additionally, HB 1071 urges the legislative council to assign a study committee to look into the repeal of the law which requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana. This is an important step towards establishing constitutional/permitless carry in Indiana.
Again, please click the “Take Action” button above to contact members of the Senate Judiciary Committee in support of HB 1071! Stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on this bill.