Indianapolis City Council Tries to Implement Gun Control Legislation

The Indianapolis City Council recently advanced a gun control package that consists of an ordinance raising the age to buy a firearm from 18 to 21, the abolition of constitutional carry, and prohibits many commonly owned semi-automatic firearms. In 2011, gun lobbies cooperated with the General Assembly to pass a preemption law that barred localities from passing and enacting gun control. The council even conceded that this proposal cannot go into effect so long as preemption remains law in Indiana.

On July 10, 2023, the city council is expected to vote on this legislation. This bill looks symbolic in nature. However, it represents part of a longer term strategy by the Left to build a patchwork of gun control laws in cities in red states.

All the Left needs is for one city to fall and a domino effect will soon ensue. Indiana is currently ranked in 15th place according to Guns & Ammo magazine best states for gun owners rankings. Any measures to undermine gun rights in Indiana at the local level will undoubtedly impact it negatively in these rankings.

For that reason, such control measures should be opposed wholeheartedly.

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