Authorization to carry a handgun

The House Public Policy Committee heard Rep. Eberhart’s HB 1071 providing that certain persons protected by a civil protection order have authorization to carry a handgun without a license for: (1) 60 days after the date the civil protection order is issued; or (2) 60 days after the date the person applies for a license to carry a handgun, if the person applies for the license during the 60-day period following issuance of the civil protection order, whichever is later.

Representatives from the National Rifle Association and the Watson Chambers Defense Institute testified in support of the bill. A representative from the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence testified against the bill. Individuals affected by domestic violence testified against the bill. The bill was held for voting next week.

Read the bill at: https://iga.in.gov/legislative/2017/bills/house/1071