While a great many on the left side of the aisle do their darnedest to make exercising your Second Amendment rights more difficult, there are some legislators out there who are reinterpreting the Constitution in such a way as to bolster the right to bear arms.
Indiana’s lawmakers are part of that latter group, and are using a strict reading of the Second Amendment to do so.
The Indiana House voted Monday to eliminate the license to carry a handgun in the state — an apparent victory, at least temporary, for supporters of Second Amendment gun rights.
House Bill 1369, which passed the House by a 65-31 vote and now heads to the Senate, repeals a law that requires a person to obtain a license to carry a handgun in Indiana, according to the Indianapolis Star
It allows for any person who is lawfully able to carry and possess a firearm to do so without a government-issued permit or license, reports said. The bill specified that certain offenders still could be prohibited from carrying handguns.
Supporters of the bill argue that the permit process punishes law-abiding citizens and residents shouldn’t have to pay for a right guaranteed by the Second Amendment.
Indiana’s support for the concept, which is often referred to as “constitutional carry”, could come into fruition as soon as March of 2022, should the remaining legislature uphold the will of the House.
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