Indiana Primary Election Ratings & Endorsements Are Now Posted on NRAPVF.ORG

Indiana Primary Election Ratings & Endorsements Are Now Posted on NRAPVF.ORG

Fellow ISRPA Members,

The NRA Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) has updated the grades on (most of) the candidates in the upcoming (7 May) Primary Elections. These include Governor, US Senate, US House, State Senate, and State House candidates.

This year will not only be highly-contentious in the Presidential election, but in Indiana as well. The Governor, one US Senator, and several US House seats (Districts 3, 6, and 8) do not have an incumbent.

One race that has caught my attention (you can’t avoid all the TV and radio commercials) is the 6th District US House. This District runs from just south of Indianapolis to south of Columbus in the west, and from (all the way east to the Ohio State line) south of Winchester to well south of Richmond.

One of the Republican candidates in this race is Jefferson Shreve. It is rare to see a Republican candidate with a an NRA-PVF “F” grade. Those of us who live in the Indianapolis area and remember his run for Indianapolis Mayor in 2023 (when he adopted the same anti-2nd Amendment platform as the Indianapolis City/County Council which included an “Assault weapons ban”, eliminating Constitutional Carry of handguns, raising the age limit to purchase ANY firearm to 21) know he earned the F-grade.

Those of you who live in the eastern part of the State who get your local news out of Dayton or Cincinnati: Jefferson Shreve is buying a lot of commercial time on radio and TV. Keep in mind that he earned the F from NRA-PVF while running for Indianapolis Mayor.

The note below is from NRA-ILA. It contains dates and links revolving around Indiana. Check it out!

Kelly Myers
Government Affairs Co-Director
Indiana State Rifle and Pistol Association

Dear Indiana NRA Member:

Tuesday, May 7, is Primary Election Day in Indiana. NRA Political Victory Fund candidate ratings and endorsements for the primary are now available at  Be sure to check out the NRA-PVF website before you vote, so you know where the candidates stand on issues of importance to gun owners and sportsmen.

Early voting starts Tuesday, April 9th.  Make sure you exercise your right to vote — early or on Primary Election Day — and support candidates who will protect your Second Amendment rights! Voter information and polling locations can be found at

Sincerely, NRA-PVF


Kelly Myers on The Gun Guy

Kelly Myers on The Gun Guy

Listen in as ISRPA Legislative C-Director Kelly Myers calls into the The Gun Guy Radio Show on WIBC on Saturday, March 2nd. Guy discusses several bills that are entering the final process as the Legislature enters the final week. Kelly joins Guy at the 57-minute mark of the broadcast.




HB 1235 (Prohibited causes of action concerning firearms) is up for a hearing in the Senate **Tuesday February 20 at 0830 **.

HB 1084 (Privacy of firearms transactions (prohibits use of credit card codes for gun store purchases) is set for a hearing  in the Senate Wednesday morning, February 21.

Both will be 
in Room 130 at the Indiana Statehouse

CONTACT YOUR SENATOR and let him or her know you support these important bills.

And if you can, come to the Statehouse to show your support.
 Room 130 is on the 1st floor (basement) of the Statehouse, so just take the elevator to Floor 1 and you’ll be able to locate the conference room.

HB 1235 prohibits political subdivisions (any government entity below Indiana State-level) from filing nuisance lawsuits against firearms and ammunition manufacturers, dealers, sellers, and trade associations. 
HB 1235 would also put an end to a 25 year old lawsuit (Gary v Glock) that is currently putting the personal information on an estimated 400,000 ATF Form 4473s at risk.

Read more about these bills below.  Then contact your Senator! The “find your legislator” button is in the upper-right on the Indiana General Assembly website.  


Here is a sample letter to your Senator supporting HB 1235.

In Liberty,

Kelly MyersCo-Director, Government Affairs

“Halftime Report” for the 2024 Session of the Indiana General Assembly

“Halftime Report” for the 2024 Session of the Indiana General Assembly

The first half of the 2024 Indiana General Assembly Legislative session is in the books and it was very good for those of us who support our 2nd Amendment Rights. While not all of the bills we’d like to see made it out of committee, we have two very solid bills that passed the House and are awaiting committee assignment in the Senate.

Although it wasn’t voted on in committee, Senate Bill 28 (Discriminatory Financial Services Practices) exposed the corrosive effects of social credit scores. During the committee hearing testimony, there was a significant number of freedom-loving Hoosiers representing themselves and exercising their 1st Amendment Rights. THANK YOU to all who showed up to support this important legislation! All is not lost- look for parts of Senate Bill 28 to be amended into House Bill 1084.

House Bill 1084 (Privacy of Firearms Financial Transactions) passed the House 73-22 (16 Democrats voted in favor of this bill!) Look for it to be assigned to the Insurance and Financial Institutions Committee in the Senate. While it looks like smooth sailing we can take nothing for granted at the Indiana Statehouse.

House Bill 1235 (Prohibited Causes of Actions Concerning Firearms; this bill will end the 25-year-old lawsuit known as City of Gary v Glock and protect the personal information on 400,000 ATF Form 4473s) passed out of the House 68-27. I personally look for this one to be a fight in the Senate. It will most likely be assigned to the Senate Judiciary Committee Chaired by Senator Liz Brown (who the NRA Political Victory Fund gave a D-grade.) Along with myself representing the ISRPA, John Weber from the NRA-ILA, Christopher Lee from the National Shooting Sports Foundation, and Guy Relford from The 2A Project will be testifying in committee supporting this bill. I am proud to be part of that team supporting the 2nd Amendment.

Look for chances to support these bills in the near future: we will keep you informed! I’ve already seen an email blast from the NRA Institute for Legislative Action supporting both House Bills 1084 and 1235.

In Liberty,

Kelly Myers
Co-Director, Government Affairs

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!