Lawmakers in Indiana have passed legislation that aims to make the Hoosier State the 22nd state to recognize Americans’ rights to carry a firearm without a permit. The NRA-ILA reports:
Today, all four conferees signed the Conference Committee Report for House Bill 1296, which contains the constitutional carry language from House Bill 1077. Then, both chambers voted to adopt the report. As such, it has now passed the General Assembly and will soon head to Governor Eric Holcomb’s desk for his consideration. Please contact Gov. Holcomb and ask him to sign House Bill 1296 into law.
Constitutional carry allows any law-abiding adult who is legally eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. It does not affect previously issued carry permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Indiana permits, to do so.
Again, please contact Gov. Holcomb and ask him to sign House Bill 1296 into law.
Ohioans may be right behind Hoosiers. The Ohio legislature has passed a similar bill, which is sitting on Governor Mike DeWine’s desk, awaiting his signature. The NRA reports:
The National Rifle Association Institute for Legislative Action is pleased to announce the Ohio legislature passed NRA-backed constitutional carry legislation on Wednesday and the bill is en route to the governor’s desk for signature.
“This is a huge moment for Ohioans, who value their Second Amendment rights — but have been forced to ask for extra government permission before fully exercising them,” said John Weber, NRA Ohio state director. “The NRA has spent years trying to get a bill like this passed in Ohio, and we’re hopeful the governor will sign and finally make this a reality.”
Constitutional carry simply allows law-abiding citizens, who are otherwise legally able to possess and carry a firearm, to carry that firearm for self-defense. Currently, it is legal for these law-abiding citizens to carry a firearm if the firearm is visible. If the governor signs SB 215, those same citizens will be able to carry that firearm under a jacket or in a purse.
Alabama’s state senate has also passed a constitutional carry bill, which must also be passed by the state’s House of Representatives before heading to Gov. Kay Ivey for signature. NRA reports:
Today, the Senate voted 23-6 to pass House Bill 272, constitutional carry. It will now go back to the House for concurrence before it heads to Governor Kay Ivey’s desk.
Constitutional carry strengthens Alabamians’ right to self-defense by allowing any law-abiding adult who is at least 21-years-old and legally eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without red tape, delays, or fees. It does not change who is eligible to obtain a carry permit. It also does not affect previously issued permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Alabama’s permits, to do so.
Nebraska’s legislature is also moving a bill forward. NRA reports:
Today, Nebraska’s Constitutional Carry legislation, Legislative Bill 773, was successfully voted out of committee through a procedural move called a “pull motion.” The measure now heads to the Senate Floor for a full vote. Please contact your state Senator and ask them to SUPPORT Legislative Bill 773 without the anti-gun Amendment 2106, being pushed by the Omaha Police Union.
Legislative Bill 773allows a law-abiding adult who is legally allowed to carry a concealed firearm, to do so without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have the right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. Additionally, this legislation maintains the existing concealed handgun license system, so citizens who still wish to obtain a permit may do so.
An attempt is being made to add Amendment 2106 to this important self-defense measure which codifies Omaha’s firearm registration, stigmatizes firearms by increasing penalties for non-violent offenses, and makes failure to inform a felony. The point of Constitutional carry is to make it easy and affordable for everyone to exercise their right to self-defense. Amendment 2106 is a discriminatory attempt to place Omaha’s extreme firearm registration requirement into state law, only affecting Nebraskan’s in Omaha. Your NRA-ILA stands staunchly in opposition to these additions to LB 773.
If all four states successfully adopt constitutional carry laws, more than half of the states in America will explicitly protect citizens’ rights to carry a firearm for self-defense.
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