Lucas: Lawmakers to examine constitutional carry this summer

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Wednesday, May 3, 2017

STATEHOUSE (May 3, 2017) — Gov. Eric Holcomb approved State Rep. Jim Lucas’s (R-Seymour) proposal calling for policymakers to examine whether constitutional carry should be implemented in Indiana.

Lucas wants Indiana to eliminate the law requiring a lawful person to obtain a license to carry a firearm. Constitutional carry is the legal carrying of a handgun, both openly and concealed, without the requirement of a government license. People who have felony convictions, are under 18 years of age or otherwise not legally permitted to carry a firearm would remain ineligible.

“As citizens we have the constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and I believe we shouldn’t have to pay for a government license to exercise that right,” Lucas said. “I am excited for the discussion we will have this summer, educating people on their constitutional right and stopping the misinformation about what constitutional carry does and does not do.”

This summer, legislators will meet to discuss this topic and gather testimonies from members of the public.

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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.