2024 Indiana General Assembly Opens For Business Next Week

2024 Indiana General Assembly Opens For Business Next Week

The Indiana General Assembly kicks off the 2024 Legislative Session next week, November 21. Although a short Session, we will see many Bills impacting our 2A Rights. ISRPA will be working hand-in-hand with the NRA and NSSF on several pieces of legislation, including Bills to counter financial institutions discrimination against individuals and businesses exercising their Constitutional Freedoms by banning their ability to process credit cards and other financial transactions essential in functioning in today’s society. These financial institutions have taken an approach directly out of the Chinese Communist Party Playbook to cancel citizens from participating in society and business if they don’t adhere to strict far-left standards.

Other pieces of legislation that are expected include:

    • Prohibiting firearms at polling places
    • Penalties for failure to report lost or stolen firearms
    • Raising the minimum age required to carry a handgun
    • Penalties for privately-made firearms
    • Making it harder for a person convicted of domestic battery to own a firearm
    • Raising the age to buy “assault weapons”
    • Protecting the Second Amendment:
      • Making federal laws, executive orders or administrative orders that infringe on the constitutional right to keep and bear arms unenforceable in Indiana.
      • Providing state income tax credits for firearm safety
      • Letting law enforcement trade confiscated firearms
      • Penalizing people who fail to safely store firearms at home
      • Keeping firearms locked and unloaded
      • Requiring liability insurance to carry a handgun

President Biden’s New Office of Gun Violence

President Biden’s New Office of Gun Violence

This is Katie Pointer Baney, chairman and executive director of the USCCA-FSL Action Fund. I wanted to reach out to you today to break down the new office of “Gun Violence Prevention” and what it means for gun owners like you.

The current administration has made it clear that the purpose of this new office will be to advance the Bipartisan Safer Communities Act, which has highly problematic provisions like working to increase universal background checks and enact red flag laws in states.

This is the first-ever White House office solely focused on limiting your Second Amendment rights under the guise of “gun violence prevention.” I want to be clear: More federal bureaucracy or gun control legislation will do nothing to keep communities safer.

In his announcement, President Biden stated that Vice President Kamala Harris would be in charge of overseeing this effort.

We wanted to give YOU the exclusive opportunity to contact her directly and let her know what you feel the Office of “Gun Violence Prevention” should do. That’s why we need you to send a letter to Vice President Harris telling her EXACTLY what you feel this new office should be about:

✅ Support Firearms Training & Education

✅ Support National Concealed Carry Reciprocity

✅ Protect American Gun Owners Constitutional Rights

This is your chance. Send Vice President Harris a letter TODAY →


The best way to prevent violent crime in this country is by affirming our citizens fundamental right to self defense, empowering them with tools to defend themselves and their loved ones. Everyone is safer when a responsible gun owner is carrying and able to stop a violent criminal in their tracks.

Right now, more Americans than ever before in our history are choosing to responsibly arm themselves.

We want to flood Vice President Harris’ inbox with millions of letters from responsible American gun owners like you. Make sure you send a letter here.

Thank you,

Katie Pointer Baney
Executive Director and Chairman of the Board


Your Help Urgently Needed! Comment Period Open on Biden’s Illegal Background Check Rulemaking

Your Help Urgently Needed! Comment Period Open on Biden’s Illegal Background Check Rulemaking

Source: NRA Explore | Repost ISRPA 9/11/2023 –

Your help is urgently needed, as the official comment period on ATF’s rulemaking, “Definition of ‘Engaged in the Business’ as a Dealer in Firearms,” began on Friday, September 8. Comments on the rule will be accepted for 90 days, until December 7, 2023. The more comments ATF receives exposing the flaws, false premises, and overreaching nature of the rule, the more ATF will have to answer for if the agency persists in this ill-conceived effort. While it might be true that no amount of well-reasoned opposition will cause the Biden Administration to discontinue its persecution of gun-owning America, thoughtful comments exposing the proposal’s true nature may embarrass ATF into rewriting some of its worst provisions. And if that doesn’t happen, judges will be on notice that ATF was warned of the proposal’s problems when the final rule is, inevitably, challenged in court.

The easiest and most effective way to comment on the proposal is through the online portal at regulations.gov. Comments can also be mailed to Helen Koppe, Mail Stop 6N–518, Office of Regulatory Affairs, Enforcement Programs and Services, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, 99 New York Ave. NE, Washington, DC 20226; ATTN: ATF 2022R–17. In either case, be sure to reference docket number ATF 2022R–17 to identify the rulemaking on which you are commenting.

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Indianapolis City Council Attempts to Enact Gun Control

Indianapolis City Council Attempts to Enact Gun Control


From NRA-ILA:  What is a usually quiet time in the State with regard to public policy, as the legislature has adjourned until next year, has turned into a perilous summer for our Constitutional Rights and safety of Hoosiers. The Mayor of Indianapolis, Joe Hogsett, and City Council Members are showing a total and reckless disregard for the US Constitution and State Law in order to create a smokescreen for their public safety incompetencies that have created the violent mayhem in Indianapolis.

With a Procecutor that turns violent criminals back out on the street, a Mayor who brushes off riots in the streets as merely “a reckoning” and after Indianapolis businesses leave downtown after years of unanswered pleas to enforce our existing laws and clean up the streets, the Mayor has put forth a toothless, unenforceable, and unconstitutional proposal to cover up his failures before the upcoming election this fall.

They have proposed a “ smokescreen” ordinance, which unanimously passed the City Council Public Safety Committee and will receive a vote by the entire City Council on July 10th.


The ordinance raises the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21, ends constitutional carry, and bans many common semi-automatic firearms. In 2011, NRA worked with the General Assembly to pass a preemption law preventing localities from passing and enforcing gun control. The council has admitted that this proposal cannot take effect as long as preemption is still the law in Indiana.
It is interesting to note that proponents for the ordinance continue their spectacularly insincere diatribe of spewing that their efforts are not an attempt to limit the rights of law-abiding gun owners and that they are not against you or your guns……I call their callous attempts to placate law-abiding Hoosiers B.S.

Note: Although this is an Indianapolis City Ordinance, EVERYONE should call their city and county leaders to make sure that this BS does not happen in their City. We have seen anti 2A letters and proposals come out of Fort Wayne (Mayor Henry) and Carmel (Mayor Brainard and some City Council members). and we need to nip this issue off at the bud!

ISRPA 2023 Legislative Wrap-up

ISRPA 2023 Legislative Wrap-up

Now that the dust is settling from the 2023 Indiana General Assembly, we can report that the ISRPA effectively moved the needle in protecting our 2A Rights and successfully advocated against a wide variety of threats. Although our State has supermajorities in both Houses of the legislature, we must still be vigilant against indifference and unwillingness to stand up for our Constitutional Rights and be perseverant in our fight against the misleading siren song of “common sense” gun control by those on the weaker side of the majority spectrum.

ISRPA, working with the National Shooting Sports Foundation and NRA, were successful in “shooting a shot across the bow” of financial institutions that discriminate against those who are engaged in anything pro-2A. The newly-signed Law directs the State, as a consumer, to choose not to do business with pension investment companies that use Environmental & Social Governance policies against entities and individuals engaged in the lawful business of firearms, agriculture and energy. Furthermore, it was a STRONG message by the Indiana Legislature that if the banking and insurance industries persist in perpetrating the anti-American policies and further collude with the forces that are undermining the foundations of our Country, they, too, will be in the State’s crosshairs.

Other legislative successes included limitations on access to firearms license holders personal information, firearms training for teachers, and support for school safety. A Bill of note reiterated the Federal ban against machine guns and parts as a result of law enforcement concerns regarding the “Glock Switch”; ISRPA worked to insert language that further clarified the function of a trigger to prevent an ATF interpretation that could outlaw some currently legal trigger systems, however, the Republican Chairman of the Senate Courts & Criminal Law Committee refused to entertain the amendment.

Indiana remains a staunch protector of the Constitution, including the Second Amendment, however, there were many bills introduced that would have undermined and deteriorated those Rights. We all must remain vigilant and not rest on our laurels because the storm clouds are gathering and the policy environment can change as fast as Indiana weather.

Below is a roundup of recent legislative developments in Indiana regarding firearms & the 2A; FOR MORE DETAILED INFORMATION AND A COMPLETE LIST OF ISRPA FOLLOWED BILLS, GO TO https://isrpa.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/05/2023-ISRPA-Legislative-Report-PDF.pdf

Here are the key highlights:


1. HB1008 – Pension Investments (Manning E): This bill focuses on the State Public Retirement System’s investments. It requires the Indiana State Treasurer to provide information to the board of trustees regarding service providers who have made an ESG (Environmental, Social, and Governance) commitment. The bill also prohibits the board from making investment decisions based on non-financial purposes and emphasizes maximizing the target rate of return.

2. HB1177 – Firearms Training for Teachers (Lucas J): This legislation permits the use of funds from the Indiana secured school fund, school corporation, and charter school safety advance program to provide specialized firearms instruction to teachers, school staff, and employees. It also highlights the need for counseling services in the event of a school shooting and emphasizes the creation of a specialized firearms safety curriculum.

3. HB1323 – Information Privacy Relating to Firearms (Haggard C): This bill establishes guidelines for releasing information about applicants and license holders of handgun carry licenses to federal government entities. It allows the release of information for law enforcement purposes and during active criminal investigations.

4. HB1365 – Machine Guns (Gore M): The legislation revises the definition of “machine gun” for the purpose of enhancements and certain criminal offenses.


5. HB1238 – Regulation of Assault Weapons (Campbell C): This bill prohibits the sale or delivery of semiautomatic assault weapons to individuals under 21 years of age by licensed importers, manufacturers, dealers, or collectors.

6. HB1366 – Firearm Storage (Gore M): This legislation makes it unlawful to keep a loaded firearm accessible to a child on premises controlled by the responsible person. Failure to secure a firearm resulting in a child’s possession is a misdemeanor, while injury or death caused by a child’s use of an unsecured firearm leads to higher penalties.

7. HB1471 – Dangerous Access to a Firearm (Boy P): This bill requires firearm owners to keep firearms locked and unloaded and store ammunition separately in the presence of minors or when the owner is absent. Violation of this requirement is a Level 6 felony.

8. SB144 – Minimum Age to Carry a Handgun (Randolph L): This legislation raises the minimum age for carrying a handgun to 21 years.

9. SB149 – Privately Made Firearms (Randolph L): The bill defines “privately made firearms” and makes it a felony to possess or alter certain firearms without appropriate licensing.

10. SB361 – Regulation of Assault Weapons (Alting R): This bill prohibits licensed importers, manufacturers, dealers, or collectors from selling semiautomatic assault weapons or large capacity ammunition feeding devices to individuals under 21 years of age.
11. SB429 – Various Firearms Matters (Melton E): This comprehensive bill includes provisions related to firearm industry standards of conduct, age restrictions on non-handgun sales, enhanced penalties for carrying handguns without a license, firearm storage regulations, transfer procedures, and penalties for fraudulent activities.

We hope this summary provides you with a concise overview of the recent legislative updates in Indiana. Stay informed, stay engaged!

Indiana: 2023 Legislative Session Convenes Today

Today, January 9th, the Indiana General Assembly begins the 2023 legislative session. As in 2022, the General Assembly can expect to see both pro and anti-gun agendas this year. Gun owners and sportsmen throughout the state must stay actively involved to defend freedom.

Your NRA will continue to fight to promote and protect your right to keep and bear arms and hunting heritage. Our members remain the most powerful political force in American history, and together, we will secure the Second Amendment for present and future generations.

News From NRA-ILA

Court Rules Second Amendment Prohibits Federal Pre-Conviction Firearms Ban

Source: NRA-ILA | Repost Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association 9/30/2022

Last week, a federal judge in the Western District of Texas ruled that a law which prohibits the acquisition of firearms by someone who is under felony indictment violates the Second Amendment. The decision to invalidate a major provision of the Gun Control Act of 1968 underscores the gravity of the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in New York Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen, which prescribed a standard of review that lower courts must apply when resolving Second Amendment cases. The case from the Western District of Texas is United States v. Quiroz.

The federal law at the center of Quiroz is codified at 18 U.S.C. 922(n). It states:

It shall be unlawful for any person who is under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year to ship or transport in interstate or foreign commerce any firearm or ammunition or receive any firearm or ammunition which has been shipped or transported in interstate or foreign commerce.

An indictment occurs when prosecutors present evidence to a grand jury that there is probable cause a person has committed a crime, and the jury agrees. This decision can then be used as the basis for the government to prosecute the person for the offense.

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