Constitutional Carry is continuing to pick up steam across this country of ours, with Indiana looking to be the next state to attempt to bring its citizens the full right of the 2nd amendment.
Indiana's attempts to become the 13th state in the nation with Constitutional Carry rights is being led by Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour). Rep. Seymour had proposed a bill to eliminate Indiana’s restrictions last session. He says the right for citizens to carry their firearms is clear in the U.S. Constitution as well as in Indiana.
“Article 1 Section 32 of the Indiana State Constitution reads that people should have the right to bear arms in defense of themselves and the state… now aren’t the words shall and shall not absolute?”
Now the question of bringing about Constitutional Carry in the state, via the repeal of Indiana's restrictions has been brought to a special state legislative study committee.
The idea of a repeal has already gotten the seal of approval from the NRA, but the idea of Constitutional Carry in Indiana is not without its critics. Most notably from several law enforcement agencies. Indiana State Police Major Mike White has concerns about safety.
“Any sort of vetting that we can do and make sure that even that one person who shouldn’t be carrying, doesn’t carry, that’s what we need to do …”
So it appears that the starting gun (no pun intended) has been sounded and the race to see if Hoosiers receive Constitutional Carry rights is on. We at Concealed Carry Inc. will be following this story and will provide any updates that we find out over the coming legislative battle sure to take place in Indianapolis.
What do you think of this story? Do you think it's time for more states to join the ranks of those with Constitutional Carry? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.