Wookies rejoice!Indiana passed the lifetime carry permit law right before I moved up here, and passed a strong preemption law, a parking lot bill, a bill that cleared up the law concerning handgun transport since I've been here...
HB1563, with amendments, passes Indiana House 77-20. 1563 not only legalizes suppressors for hunting but repeal's Indiana's West Side Story Law (switchblade ban). It is unclear whether the Speaker of the House is a Shark or a Jet as he could not be reached for comment.
That was a loooong fight and I did not think we could do it in a short session. We only tried for suppressors and short-barreled shotguns this year (that was the plan in December).
NRA Annual Meeting 2014 in Indianapolis is looking wookier and wookier. Come to Indianapolis, carry a dozen pistols in a bar, drink a microbrew while flicking two auto knives open and shut in your hands after a long day of looking at guns and glorifying the name of Wayne LaPierre. LOL!
Now we've picked up switchblades and the incremental step of being able to use cans while hunting. Next is the ridiculous ban on Short-Barreled Shotguns (AOWs are okay; your bitty little Form 4'ed 870 12 gauge is fine if it has a pistol grip, but not if it has a buttstock?*)
Then? Constitutional Carry, I reckon... But if the RKBA fight in Indiana were a WWII movie, we'd be smoking the last holdouts out of their bunkers with flamethrowers at this point.
*I blame John Dillinger; if anything's against the law in Indiana, it's probably because John Dillinger was doing it.