Handgun carrying licenses wouldn't be necessary under bill filed by Indiana lawmaker


By: Krystal Vivian kvivian@953mnc.com

("Ruger LCP .380" by James Case, CC BY 2.0)

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, an Indiana lawmaker proposed a bill that would allow anyone to carry a handgun without a license in the state.

House Bill 1056 is one of two bills filed Tuesday by Rep. Jim Lucas, a Republican from Seymour, according to the Indianapolis Star. It would repeal the state law requiring a license to carry a handgun in Indiana.

The other bill, House Bill 1055, would prohibit state agencies from regulating firearms on their property with limited exceptions.

The measures were proposed on the first day of the Indiana General Assembly’s legislative session.