On Wednesday, the day after the General Assembly starts its 2022 legislative session, the House Public Policy Committee will hear House Bill 1077, the lawful carry bill. Sponsored by Rep. Ben Smaltz, HB 1077 is similar to legislation, also sponsored by Rep. Smaltz, that passed the House last year by a vote of 65-31. Unfortunately, the Senate failed to take action on this critical self-defense bill before the 2021 session ended. Please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT HB 1077.
House Bill 1077 allows any law-abiding adult who is legally eligible to obtain a carry permit, to carry a handgun without first having to obtain government permission. This ensures that citizens have their right to self-defense without government red tape or delays. It does not affect previously issued carry permits, and allows citizens who still wish to obtain a permit in order to carry in other states recognizing Indiana permits, to do so.
Again, please contact your state representative and ask them to SUPPORT HB 1077.