Joshua Harrison: “An old document says “shall not infringe” and isn’t limited to merely keeping arms, but specifically includes “bearing” arms. Permits are for privileges, not rights.”
A proposal to repeal the state’s handgun licensing law was dumped Wednesday by an Indiana House committee in the face of opposition from several police organizations.
The House Public Policy Committee voted 12-1 in favor of an overhauled bill that keeps the current handgun licensing process while eliminating what are now fees of up to $125 for a lifetime permit to carry a handgun in public.
The committee’s action sidesteps what could’ve become a contentious debate over repealing the permit law that supporters argue infringes on the U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment by forcing gun owners to get fingerprinted, submit to a police background check and pay the licensing fees.
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