INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (Jan. 22, 2018) – A so-called “Constitutional Carry” bill introduced in the Indiana legislature would make it legal for most Indianans to carry a firearm without a license, and foster an environment hostile to federal gun control.
Rep. Timothy Wesco (R-21) introduced House Bill 1424 (HB1424) January 16. The legislation would allow persons 21 or older, and not otherwise prohibited by other laws, to carry concealed weapons without a license. Individuals would be allowed to carry concealed without a permit any place license holders can currently carry, though they would still have to have a form of state-issued identification under risk of a Class C infraction.
Under HB1424 Indiana residents would still be able to obtain a license so they can carry in states that have conceal carry reciprocity with Indiana.
While constitutional carry bills do not directly affect federal gun control, widespread passage of permitless conceal carry laws in states subtly undermines federal efforts to regulate guns. As we’ve seen with marijuana and industrial hemp, a federal regulation becomes ineffective when states ignore it and pass laws encouraging the prohibited activity anyway. The federal government lacks the enforcement power necessary to maintain its ban, …
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