Breaking News Bar
updated: 2/5/2018 12:23 PM

Indiana House backs bill eliminating handgun licensing fee

hello
Success - Article sent! close
 
 

INDIANAPOLIS -- The fees for Indiana's lifetime handgun permits would be eliminated under a proposal endorsed by the Indiana House.

The bill cleared the House in a 71-20 vote Monday. Anyone wanting to legally carry a handgun in public would still be required to undergo a background check before obtaining a state permit, but the lifetime licensing fees of up to $125 would be eliminated starting in July 2019.

Some Republicans have sought a full repeal of Indiana's handgun permit law, saying it infringes on gun owners' Second Amendment rights.

Bill supporters argue it remove a cost burden on gun owners and say the state will address the potential $11 million loss of fee revenue that goes toward police training and equipment.

The bill now goes to the Senate for consideration.

Article Comments ()
Guidelines: Keep it civil and on topic; no profanity, vulgarity, slurs or personal attacks. People who harass others or joke about tragedies will be blocked. If a comment violates these standards or our terms of service, click the X in the upper right corner of the comment box. To find our more, read our FAQ.