Measures To Eliminate Gun Permit Fee, Allow Guns At Church Pass Committees
By Mike Perleberg
(Indianapolis, Ind.) – In the wake of the school shooting in Florida, Indiana lawmakers are moving to loosen gun laws.
On Wednesday, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 7-3 in favor of a bill that seeks to eliminate the $125 charged for lifetime handgun licenses. It now heads to the Senate floor.
House Bill 1424 previously sailed through the House on a 71-20 vote. But Senate Democrat Leader Tim Lanane of Anderson says “everything has changed” since the fatal shooting of 17 people at the school in Parkland, Florida.
Another bill, Senate Bill 33, would clear that gun owners can carry their gun to church, even if there is a school on the property. It passed the House Judiciary Committee on Wednesday and will now be heard by the full House.