Gun owners in Indiana may be getting may be getting a late Christmas present in January thanks to one Indiana lawmaker. Currently, in the Hoosier state, one in ten people have a license to own a gun and that number has grown since 2012. This proposed bill would make it easier for those without any convictions to carry without applying for a gun permit.
This is what State Representative Jim Lucas had to say:
“To me it’s immoral and even it is criminal … to force an innocent person to jump through hoops and pay money to the state to prove their innocence and exercise a constitutional right,” Lucas said.
Constitutional carry is already on the books in 10 different states and the number is only increasing as the popularity of gun ownership climbs.
Lucas had tried to have this bill approved this past January, but it never moved forward. However, after this past election, he is hoping that it will be approved in a landslide. Of course, the bill will not be met without opposition. Moms Demand Action have already said they will fight the proposal and feel that taking away licenses will set a dangerous precedent.
Already Moms Demand Action have said they will fight the proposal and feel that taking away licenses will set a dangerous precedent.
“It makes no sense to us that we would dismantle the laws that we have right now ,” Stephanie Grabow said.
Though gun rights attorney Guy Relford says the idea is being misunderstood.
“This doesn’t suddenly allow anyone (to carry), including criminals or people with mental illness or people under restraining order. This would not allow them to carry a gun,” Relford said.
Indiana’s law that would restrict those with a felony, mental illness or with other restrictions like a misdemeanor for domestic violence, would remain the same.
So I am really failing to see the issue with this bill or how it would allow those who are dangerous to have access to weapons. This is exactly how it should be in my opinion. Our founding father’s believed in our right to bear arms and that we should not have to jump through hoops. That seems to negate the very freedom our country was founded on.
It is about time we see more Constitutional Carry states across the country. I can only hope that this idea will continue spread, and more states will adopt it quickly.
What do you think?
H/T [ Fox 59 ]