Indiana: Firearms Preemption Legislation to be Considered in House Committee!
Monday, January 31, 2011
This Wednesday, February 2 at 8:30 a.m., the House Public Policy Committee will hear House Bill 1540. Filed by state Representative Mike Speedy (R-90) and co-authored by Representatives Eric Koch (R-65), Sean Eberhart (R-57) and Terry Goodin (D-66), HB 1540 would strengthen Indianaâ€™s Firearms Preemption law by removing municipalitiesâ€™ local gun restrictions that were â€œgrandfatheredâ€ in the original state law.
The current statute has been abused by numerous municipalities governed by anti-gun city officials, and has created a confusing patchwork of different gun laws across the Hoosier State. Legislation introduced this session would remove the exemptions for â€œgrandfatheredâ€ municipalities and strengthen the current law to ensure Hoosier gun owners enjoy the same level of statewide firearm freedoms, regardless of where they reside in Indiana. The law would also protect travelers within the state from running afoul of a patchwork of different gun laws when they cross municipal boundaries.
Please contact the members of the House Public Policy Committee and respectfully ask them to strengthen Indianaâ€™s firearm preemption law by supporting HB 1540. Contact information for members of the House committee members can be found below.
House Public Policy Committee:
Rep. Bill Davis (R-33), ChairH33@in.gov
Rep. Wesley Culver (R-49), Vice ChairH49@in.gov
Rep. Linda Lawson (D-1)H1@in.gov
Rep. Scott Pelath (D-9)H9@in.gov
Rep. Tim Wesco (R-21)H21@in.gov
Rep. L. Jack Lutz (R-35)H35@in.gov
Rep. Terri Austin (D-36)H36@in.gov
Rep. Thomas Knollman (R-55)H55@in.gov
Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-57)H57@in.gov
Rep. Mark Messmer (R-63)H63@in.gov
Rep. Matthew Lehman (R-79)H79@in.gov
Rep. Phil GiaQuinta (D-80)H80@in.gov
Rep. Vanessa Summers (D-99)H99@in.gov
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