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Committee approves bill to abolish fees for lifetime gun permits

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Last week’s deadly school shooting in a Florida school cast a shadow over an Indiana Senate committee as members debated a bill dropping licensing fees for lifetime gun permits. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved the measure Wednesday by a 7-3 vote, with Sen. Tim Lanane, D-Anderson, citing the events in Parkland, […]

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House drops fees for lifetime gun permits

By Quinn Fitzgerald TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Legislation that would eliminate the fee for a lifetime gun permit passed the Indiana House Monday in spite of concerns that it would affect funding for police training. House Bill 1424, which passed 70-20, also changes a four-year handgun license to five years. In its original form, the bill proposed eliminating […]

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Bill to remove handgun licensing gets last-minute changes

By Erica Irish TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Law enforcement and community representatives packed a House Public Policy Committee Wednesday to testify on a bill to lessen restrictions on handgun ownership. Instead, author Rep. Timothy Wesco, R-Osceola, told the room to “forget the bill.” Soon after the hearing convened, Wesco proposed an amendment that retracted his original […]