NewsPublic Affairs / February 14, 2017

Indiana House GOP Wants To Study Ending Handgun Licenses

An Indiana House committee voted Tuesday to create a special summer committee to study the issue.handgun permits, Indiana House Republicans, handguns, gun control, Jim Lucas, handgun license2017-02-14T00:00:00-05:00
Indiana House GOP Wants To Study Ending Handgun Licenses

Rep. Jim Lucas, a Seymour Republican, wants to do away with the licensure requirement.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Gun rights supporters want to study the possibility of repealing an Indiana law requiring people to get a license before carrying a handgun.

An Indiana House committee voted Tuesday to create a special summer committee to study the issue.

Indiana law currently prohibits those with felony or domestic violence convictions from obtaining a handgun license. But Rep. Jim Lucas, a Seymour Republican, wants to do away with the licensure requirement.

He sponsored a bill to eliminate the requirement, but it didn't get traction. Now he is pushing the study committee.

The study committee provision was added to another bill that would allow people with orders of protection, like domestic violence victims, to carry handguns without a license.

That bill was approved by the committee on an 8-4 vote.

 

 

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