Will Indiana be the Next State to Pass Constitutional Carry?
Indiana’s Constitutional Carry legislation, House Bill 1369, was approved by the House Public Policy Committee on February 15, 2021. According to the NRA-ILA, the bill “may now go to the Ways and Means Committee before going on to the full House for further consideration.”
Under HB 1369, any lawful adult who is legally allowed to acquire a carry permit under Indiana law can now carry a handgun without having to beg the government for permission. This is how the Second Amendment is supposed to work. However, state legislatures across the country have sought to undermine that over the last century.
Constitutional Carry serves to reverse that trend. HB 1369 does not affect previously issued carry permits and allows Indianans to obtain a permit for reciprocity purposes in the case they decide to carry in other states outside of Indiana.
If Indiana passes this law, it would become the 19th state in the nation to embrace Constitutional Carry. When it’s all said and done, Constitutional Carry will perhaps end up being the most successful right-wing movement in recent memory.