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Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Ind. Gov't. - "Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly are pushing measures intended to expand access to firearms"

That is the lede to a story today in the Indianapolis Star reported by Tony Cook and Chelsea Schneider. Some quotes:

One measure would get rid of Indiana’s licensing requirement to carry a handgun. Another would allow guns at public universities and state office buildings. And a third would make it easier for repeat alcohol offenders to get a handgun license. * * *

One of them, House Bill 1056 [Handgun license repeal and reciprocity licenses], would repeal an Indiana law that requires people to get a license to carry a handgun on their person or in their car. The other, House Bill 1055, would prohibit state agencies, including public universities, from regulating firearms in public buildings or land.

A third bill [SB 36 - Handgun licenses and alcohol], filed last week by Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, would repeal a law that prevents those with repeat alcohol offenses, such as drunken driving or public intoxication, from getting a handgun license.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on January 6, 2016 10:29 AM
Posted to Indiana Government