It appears that last year's trend of common-sense firearms law reform is continuing in Indiana; the Senate has passed bills that would end local pre-emption of state law, make it explicitly lawful for citizens who lack a carry permit to transport an unloaded handgun, strengthen the employee protection in the law that allows persons with carry permits to have a gun locked in their car at work, and reform Indiana's long-gun purchase limits to be in line with Federal law.
Looks pretty promising.
On the other hand, over in the House, both pre-emption and the "peaceful journey" bills are still reported as "in committee." With the minority* having proven once again that holding their breath until the entire House faints is an effective legislative technique, things may be slapdash at best; at worst, we may see only the most easily-passed stuff this season.
Here's the biggo list o'bills, Souse and Hen-ate alike, from our pals at in.gov.
* It's a trick both parties have played after coming up short in the general election, though this year's strike struck me as particularly egregious. Denying a quorum by sneaking out has a very long history, at least back to the 19th Century; I suppose if all the other little politicians went and jumped off a cliff over proposed legislation they disliked, our elected Representatives would go and do that, too.
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