Indiana measure would repeal law requiring licenses to carry handguns

Indiana measure would repeal law requiring licenses to carry handguns

To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that This is a modal window. No compatible source was found for this media. INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — A controversial bill under consideration at the Statehouse would repeal the law that requires Hoosiers to obtain licenses to carry handguns. Supporters say the legislation, House Bill 1369 , is getting a hearing is a huge step in the right direction to restore Second Amendment rights; the opposition sees the measure as dangerous. “We have a real issue with guns in Indiana for sure. We are the 19th state for deaths by gun,” Patricia Rettig, a volunteer with the Indiana chapter of Moms Demand Action , told News 8 on Wednesday. Moms Demand Action is making its voices heard. “We want to increase public safety. We respect the Second Amendment,” Rettig said. “We aren’t trying to take guns away from people. We simply want to keep guns out of the wrong hands.” On Wednesday, state lawmakers heard testimony on the House bill, which specifies that people would not be required to get or have a license or permit from the state if they are not prohibited by law from carrying or possessing a handgun. “It lowers the bar. It removes permitting, which removes background checks,” Rettig said. “People who are otherwise unable to get a gun now would be able to if you take away that background check. So, while it may state there are certain stipulations, how […]

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