The Indiana House voted Monday to abolished the state’s requirement law-abiding citizens acquire a concealed permit in order to carry a gun on their persons for self-defense.
Fox News reported legislation aimed at ending the permit requirement, House Bill 1369, passed by a vote of 65 to 31.
HB1369 is sponsored by State Rep. Ben Smaltz (R). The summary for the bill says, “Repeals the law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana.”
The push to end the concealed carry permit requirement in Indiana comes less than a week after Montana became the 18th state to abolish its permit requirement.
The other 17 states that abolished their requirement are: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Mississippi, Missouri, New Hampshire, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming.
Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee (R) is asking legislators to pass a bill to abolish the permit requirement is state as well:
This is why elections matter! Thank you, Tennessee Gov. @BillLeeTN, for reintroducing Constitutional Carry.
We must pass this CRUCIAL legislation and stand for the Second Amendment rights of all Tennesseans. pic.twitter.com/xbjhAYb1iP
— NRA (@NRA) February 10, 2021
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