•   
  •   
  •   

Politics Indiana House votes to eliminate handgun licenses

17:11  23 february  2021
17:11  23 february  2021 Source:   thehill.com

Canada backs away from national handgun ban, will let communities decide

  Canada backs away from national handgun ban, will let communities decide The Canadian government proposed legislation Tuesday that would allow local communities to ban handguns, but it backed away from supporting a national handgun ban. © Andy Clark/Reuters Revolvers of different sizes turned in to the police by the public sit on display at the Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment in Richmond, British Columbia July 12, 2013. A month long province wide gun amnesty was held resulting in 1,801 firearms and 155 other weapons along with 30,700 rounds of ammunition being turned in, according to the police.

Indiana's state House on Monday passed legislation that would eliminate handgun licensing in the state, over objections from the State Police.

a statue in front of a building: Indiana House votes to eliminate handgun licenses © Getty Images Indiana House votes to eliminate handgun licenses

The measure, which passed 65-31, will now head to the state Senate. It would eliminate handgun licenses, which raise over $5 million annually for law enforcement training, according to The Indianapolis Star.

While opponents of the measure have said it will hurt public safety and leave taxpayers on the hook for training, supporters of the measure have said the status quo forces citizens to pay for a constitutional right.

Correction officer killed in alleged attack by an inmate at Indiana State Prison

  Correction officer killed in alleged attack by an inmate at Indiana State Prison One correction officer is dead and a second is seriously injured after an alleged attack by a prison inmate at Indiana State Prison.The attack occurred at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City around 2:40 p.m., the agency said in a news release.

"This bill is for the lawful citizen in the state of Indiana," Rep. Ben Smaltz (R), the bill's author, said in a statement. "This bill is for the person who obeys our laws who right now has to jump over the hurdles to be the person that gets the permit."

Rep. Terri Austin (D) countered that other constitutional rights, such as voting, still require a registration process before citizens can take part in them. "Why should the Second Amendment be any different than the 15th?" she said, according to the newspaper.

The bill would phase out licenses by March 2022, leaving the state police and Bureau of Motor Vehicles to create an alternate system for looking up whether a Hoosier is permitted to carry a handgun.

Rep. Mitch Gore (D), who represents the Indianapolis area and is also a captain in the Marion County Sheriff's Office, warned the measure would "cause less peace."

Separately, State Police Superintendent Douglas Carter testified in opposition to the bill before it passed out of committee. Carter argued the measured increased the investigatory burden on officers rather than handgun owners, according to the newspaper.

The bill would also still allow reciprocity licenses from other states, with a $75 lifetime permit to partially offset the lost revenues.

Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: Check out Spielberg's favorite scene .
Aired last night on W9, "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom" is renowned for its frenetic pace and an impressive number of cult scenes, but which is the favorite of its director Steven Spielberg? © Paramount Pictures Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom: discover Spielberg's favorite scene In 1983, from April to September, Steven Spielberg stages Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom , the return of the adventures of the archaeologist-adventurer made famous by his expedition to the Lost Ark a

usr: 1
This is interesting!