NDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The Indiana Legislature has approved an NRA-backed gun bill that allows people who’ve obtained protective orders to carry firearms without a license for a period of time.
Rep. Sean Eberhart says his proposal gives victims of domestic violence a way to immediately protect themselves. The Shelbyville Republican’s bill also asks that police expedite those individuals’ license applications.
Opponents say guns don’t make people safer. Some also are concerned a victim’s handgun could be used against them.
The measure cleared the House Friday 74-26 before the Senate voted 38-12 to send it to Gov. Eric Holcomb. His spokeswoman says he will consider it carefully.
The bill also calls for lawmakers to study removing the requirement to have a license to carry a handgun.