Indiana: Major Pro-Gun Measures in Effect July 1st

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Indiana residents can now receive a 5-year license to carry a concealed firearm free of charge. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -( National Rifle Association is pleased to inform law-abiding Indiana gun owners that, beginning July 1, NRA-backed changes to existing law will go into effect allowing state residents to obtain a 5-year license to carry a handgun free of charge.

“Removing barriers so that all law-abiding Hoosiers can carry a firearm for self-defense is a significant victory,” said John Weber, NRA state director for Indiana. “Every law-abiding citizen, regardless of race, color, creed or tax bracket, should have access to the right of self-defense and no government should charge for the right to exercise a fundamental freedom”

Several sections of the new law – HB 1284 – will go into effect July 1, including the ability of applicants to register to vote when they apply for their license.

Additionally, the bill:

  • Provides immunity for justified use of force in certain instances to help prevent frivolous lawsuits. (Victims of violent crime shouldn’t be subjected to unnecessary civil suits, therefore being victimized twice.  It will require a court to award, in certain instances, reasonable attorney's fees if it determines a suit was brought unjustly, helping to prevent financial ruin for individuals protecting themselves and others.
  • Extends the four-year License to Carry a Handgun (LTCH) to five years, and eliminate fees for the five-year LTCH (starting in 2020).
  • Clarifies the authority of private property owners to establish carry policies in places of worship.
  • Allows those applying for a LTCH to register to vote at the same time.

House Bill 1284 was legislation spearheaded by Representatives Jim Lucas and Ben Smaltz, who are both NRA Defender of Freedom award recipients.

“Hoosier gun owners are now able to exercise their right of carrying a handgun without the financial burden of paying this unnecessary government fee,” Weber concluded.

National Rifle Association Institute For Legislative Action (NRA-ILA)

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16 days ago

As I said in the previous articles on this, so what they want less money to practice our rights, still charging for the lifetime permit. We still have to ask permission to carry a pistol which is wrong. Its a right not a privilege. Rifles and almost any blade can be carried openly with no permission slip, but I have to ask for one to carry a pistol. The state constitution is cut and dry, I have the right to bear arms in defence of myself and the state, it is also clear that everyone 17+ is subject to milita… Read more »

16 days ago

When it comes to gun rights in America, we are seeing two diametrically opposite movements enacting their wills simultaneously. New York, New Jersey. California, Maryland, Massachusetts and Connecticut are hellbent to enact legislation clearly disrespecting citizens rights, while Pennsylvania, Indiana, Oklahoma, Louisiana and some others have no trouble at all recognizing a law-abiding civilian’s inalienable civil right to armed self defense. The country is at a moral crossroads, like it or not.

16 days ago

Major gun measure goes in to effect nation wide effective 27 June 2020: Molon Labe.

17 days ago

A small improvement. Still a long ways from where we need to be, though.