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Indiana: Gun Bills Filed

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Indiana: Gun Bills Filed

With the 2018 Indiana legislative session underway, a number of bills affecting your Second Amendment and hunting rights have been filed.

Senate Bill 20, introduced by state Senator Jim Tomes (R-49), will ensure that rifle hunting with pistol caliber cartridges is protected throughout Indiana.

Senate Bill 33, introduced by state Senators Jack Sandlin (R-36) and Tomes, will allow an individual who may legally possess a firearm to do so on school property if the person is an employee of, a volunteer of, or attending religious services at a house of worship that is located on the school grounds.

Senate Bill 198, introduced by state Senator Blake Doriot (R-12), will allow nonresident disabled veterans to obtain an in-state hunting and fishing license for use at specific veteran events.

Senate Bill 216, introduced by state Senators Sandlin and Tomes, will remove certain gun-free zones, improving the ability of law-abiding adults to defend themselves and their loved ones in public. 

Senate Bill 237, introduced by state Senator Rodric Bray (R-37), will extend the duration of concealed carry licenses to five years.

Senate Bill 429, introduced by state Senator Bray, will remove a provision requiring applicants to pay an application fee in order to obtain a four year license to carry a handgun.

House Bill 1022, introduced by state Representative Jim Lucas (R-69), will allow a law-abiding adult to carry a handgun without first having to obtain a license. 

Your NRA will continue to follow the progress of these bills.  Stay tuned to www.nraila.org and your email inbox for updates on these bills and other issues affecting your Second Amendment and hunting rights in Indiana.

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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.