On Monday, the Indiana House voted to get rid of the need to have a license in order to carry a handgun in the state of Indiana. The bill passed the House by a 65-31 vote and will now go to the Senate, where The Indy Star reports that it has already received endorsements.
The legislation is sometimes called “constitutional carry” and supporters of the bill say that citizens should not have to pay for a right that is given to them by the Second Amendment of the Constitution. The bill would still allow for certain offenders to be denied the ability to carry handguns. People who are against the bill say that it makes citizens and police officers less safe.
March 2022, the licenses, which reportedly raise money in order to train law enforcement officers, will all expire. The Indy Star adds that taxpayers would, at that time, become at least partially responsible for funding that training.