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Indiana: Constitutional Carry Summer Study Concludes

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Indiana: Constitutional Carry Summer Study Concludes

Yesterday, the Indiana Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy concluded the summer study on constitutional carry and other topics under their charge.  With a 15-5 vote, the committee adopted recommendations in favor of “remov[ing] hurdles that restrict the ability of law abiding Hoosiers to exercise their State and Federal Constitutional Rights to bear arms and defend themselves.”

This summer study was conducted following the enactment of self-defense legislation, House Bill 1071.  Sponsored by state Representative Sean Eberhart (R-57) and signed into law by Governor Holcomb, HB 1071 ensures that victims of domestic violence are not left defenseless by allowing them to carry a handgun for self-defense without a license while they are waiting for their carry permit to be approved.  

Your NRA would like to thank the legislators who voted in favor of future efforts to improve the ability of people to defend themselves in Indiana.  Please stay tuned to your email inbox and www.nraila.org for further updates on these new laws and other Second Amendment issues in The Hoosier State.

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