Today, Governor Eric Holcomb signed House Bill 1296, constitutional carry, into law. The General Assembly previously passed HB 1296 on March 8th. This makes Indiana the 24th constitutional carry state, and the third to join that group in 2022, following Ohio and Alabama. Indiana already offers free lifetime carry permits, so constitutional carry ensures that law-abiding citizens who are already eligible to obtain a carry permit can access their right-to-carry without government red tape and delays. Constitutional carry will go into effect on July 1st, 2022.
NRA thanks Gov. Holcomb for signing constitutional carry into law. NRA also thanks Representatives Ben Smaltz, Jim Lucas, and Matt Lehman, along with Senators Eric Koch, Michael Young, Aaron Freeman, and Jim Tomes for their dedication to protecting and advancing Second Amendment rights which made this victory possible.
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