Bill to revoke law requiring gun permit shot down by Indiana Senate

Bill to revoke law requiring gun permit shot down by Indiana Senate

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – It may come as a disappointment to many Hoosiers, but the bill that would do away with the law requiring Indiana Residents to have a permit to carry a firearm was killed in the Senate. “I’m disappointed, I’m disappointed it didn’t pass for lawful Hoosiers, but it’s not the first bill that we lost and it’s not going to be the last one,” said Representative Ben Smaltz, author of the bill . “We’ll pick ourselves up and we’re look at it again and we’ll see where we’ll go next.” After making it out of the Indiana House, the bill went to the Senate Judiciary Committee, but was never heard. Because of this the bill was died. Senator Liz Brown (R-Fort Wayne), who supports the Second Amendment, is the chair of the Senate Judiciary committee where the bill died. In a statement she stated that she believes this bill would receive positive accolades but portions of the bill caused concerns. Some supporters of Second Amendment rights, but not all, are disappointed House Bill 1369 will not become law this year. While this bill would have gained us positive accolades with certain constituencies, many senators along with law enforcement agencies, had concerns with portions of the bill. For example, the bill requires that the state develop a process so police officers can quickly access information about whether or not an individual may have a handgun. Indiana State Police say building such a database is not currently […]

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