UPDATE (March 22, 2022):
Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb signs a bill that allows people to carry a handgun without a license.
The bill was passed by lawmakers two weeks ago.
Under the new law, possession of a handgun is still illegal for people already prohibited from possessing firearms. The Indiana State Police always encourages Hoosiers to apply for and maintain a firearms license to assist law enforcement.
ISP Superintendent Doug Carter, who had spoken out against the measure, issued the following statement on the enactment of HEA 1296:
“As Superintendent of the Indiana State Police, I have pledged my continued commitment to Governor Holcomb to work toward solutions enacting HEA 1296. Like Governor Holcomb, I feel an enormous responsibility for the officers of front line law enforcement. I will work with law enforcement officials across our state to make any necessary changes to gun enforcement and to identify the best way to identify people who are not authorized to carry a firearm. fire within the meaning of Indiana law.
“We will continue to encourage citizens to apply for and maintain a firearms licence. A permit will help law enforcement officers and also allow the permit holder reciprocity with other states.
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (ADAMS) – Indiana’s state police chief is giving lawmakers an us or them ultimatum.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter told state senators yesterday that while they support the plan to remove concealed carry permits in the state, they “don’t would not support”.
The measure is currently ruled out but the Senate could still vote on the plan next week.
State police and other law enforcement groups have fought the plan to allow people to legally carry a gun without first obtaining a license for years.
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