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House Bill 1022, “Constitutional Carry”,  has been referred to the House Committee on Public Policy by Representative Jim Lucas.  

Mr. Lucas’ bill provides that a Hoosier who lawfully possesses a handgun may carry it in the state of Indiana without a government issued license. It does not eliminate the currently held license nor does it remove current legal restrictions on facilities where firearms are not allowed.  Current federal regulations will still apply.

HB 1022 is referred to as “constitutional carry,” which is consistent with both the U. S. and Indiana Constitution.  In studying the debates in the original states’ constitutional conventions, it is evident that the U. S. Constitution would not have been adopted if the individual’s inherent right to keep and bear arms was not included.  That right – protected by the Second Amendment – according to the Founding Fathers is not to be infringed – that is, encroached upon or violated by government.

 Mr. Lucas’ bill provides that a Hoosier who lawfully possesses a handgun may carry it in the state of Indiana without a government issued license. It does not eliminate the currently held license nor does it remove current legal restrictions on facilities where firearms are not allowed.  Current federal regulations will still apply.

For gunowners who wish to carry in other states with which Indiana has reciprocity, applicants for new or renewal licenses could purchase a “reciprocity” license much the same as current licenses.

 It is  URGENT that you contact your Indiana House Representative to urge support of Mr. Lucas’ HB 1022 “Constitutional Carry” bill.  

All the information needed (session, members, committees, dates, legislation, etc) is readily available at the website: www.iga.in.gov.  You can look up your Representative, and how to contact them here.

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