Yesterday Indiana Governor Holcomb signed House Bill 1296. The signing means Indiana will become the 24th state with a constitutional carry law.
Gov. Holcomb signs HB 1296, Constitutional Carry —
Gov. Holcomb didn’t hide from the opportunity to go on the record as someone who supports the Second Amendment. He said:
The Second Amendment has been debated for years, yet time and again our U.S. Supreme Court has reaffirmed this important constitutional right that I fully support.
The Indiana law is similar to others in that it simply removes the permit requirement to carry concealed. If someone is not prohibited to possess a firearm otherwise, they don’t need a permit to carry the gun. You can read more about House Bill 196 here.
As mentioned, Indiana becomes the 24th state to pass constitutional carry, and that number may increase to 25. The Georgia legislature must reconcile two constitutional carry bills passed in both chambers, and Nebraska, which will likely happen.
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