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Indiana Makes 24
Indiana’s governor signed a law making his state the 24th state to permit concealed carry of firearms without a permit. Law enforcement (meaning mostly police union bosses and police chiefs appointed by liberal Democrat mayors) objected to the legislation on the basis that they really liked being able to arrest people for having guns in their cars.
Ruszkowski used a recent example of a traffic stop in which an individual was found to have a gun without a license. He said the person was arrested and charged with carrying a gun without a permit, and the prosecutor’s office later found the person was on parole for attempted murder.
Indiana’s governor also vetoed a lot that would limit participation in girls/women’s sports to biological females. Ohm, well.
There’s also a constitutional carry bill under consideration in Georgia; a state that, like Ohio and Indiana, has a Bush-Republican governor who would not be inclined to sign the bill but for having to make up lost ground with conservative Republicans. However, Republicans in the Georgia Legislature just killed a school choice program a week or two ago. So, tough to say whether Georgia will make it 25. Nebraska also has a Constitutional Carry bill in working through the legislature. Florida’s Republicans let a Constitutional Carry bill die in the legislature. South Dakota does not have Constitutional Carry, but the governor signed a bill that ends permitting fees for concealed carry. It’s something, I guess. She also signed a bill that revises the classification of agricultural land according to soil type. I would be happy to see more legislatures take up that issue as well.Published in Guns
As Instapundit says: faster, please.
I would assume Attempted Murder is a felony. Felons, under Federal law cannot possess a firearm, and under state law as well.
That is what the Democrats in Nebraska were offering when it looked like they had an even chance to end debate on the bill. But it was fun to watch Dems who are running for statewide offices scramble to change their vote when it was clear the cloture vote would win.
Sounds like there was a bit of drama in the Unicameral.
I don’t think they quoted Senator Brewer correctly. IIRC, he said that if you are afraid of people who disagree with you, you need to do a gut check and maybe reconsider your line of work.
If chiefs of police (i.e., political union hacks) in Indiana are saying that their officers can find out if someone has a gun permit, but not if they’re a convicted felon or have a warrant out, it sounds like they have work they should be doing instead of writing, talking, and lobbying against constitutional rights.
Holcum is functionally governor of the Indy metro area.
Quite right, but I think the argument is that the police officer would not have had the pretext for arresting the guy, because at that point of the stop, the officer did not know driver was on parole for attempted murder.
Let them go in find some other pretext, now. The traffic stop argument doesn’t hold any water with me. They have computers in the patrol cars to quickly check the driver’s information based upon the drivers license.
A shame he didn’t have the balls to forbid “transwomen” from competing in women’s sports.
Same with the Governor of Utah. GDF Utah, of all places.
I have to believe a lot of Republican Governors are Trans-Democrats who merely identify as Republicans.
Why haven’t Disney, Facebook, and the major professional sports leagues rallied to stop this?
Understand that in Indiana for a long time the CCW was a fundraising tool for the Democrats. You had to file with the state (and pay a fee) then get your fingerprints done (and pay a fee) then meet with the local county sheriff for evaluation and to get approval. When I got my first permits that meant if you were in a Democrat area you had to be a card carrying, paid up (about a grand a year), Democrat party member. That has been going away over time.
It will be interesting to see how this changes the lay of the land. One problem is with a CCW the reciprocity were set up. Those will all change now with constitutional carry.
Waiting their turn for reassignment surgery.
There will be blood in the streets!