Lucasí bill prohibiting illegal immigrants from possessing firearms moves to the governor

Posted by: Devan Strebing & Shelby Seay  | Tuesday, March 28, 2017

STATEHOUSE (March 28, 2017) — The Indiana House of Representatives voted today in support of a bill sponsored by State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) that would make the possession of a firearm by an illegal immigrant a Level 6 felony.

A Level 6 felony is the lowest level felony in the state, and it can carry a sentence of 6 months to 2.5 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000.

“Individuals who are in Indiana illegally do not have the right to carry or possess firearms,” Lucas said. “There is currently no law in place to address this type of situation, and this bill would rectify that.”

Senate Bill 344 now moves to the governor for consideration. To learn more, visit 


State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes

portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.

A high-resolution photo of Lucas can be downloaded by clicking here.