Rep. Lucas statement on first meeting over constitutional carry

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) in your coverage of the first hearing of the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy, which took place today at the Statehouse. The committee heard testimony on whether Indiana should establish constitutional carry, which would mean a person would no longer have to obtain a license to carry a handgun in the state.

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 22, 2017) — “Today was the first day committee members came together to discuss constitutional carry in a study session at the Indiana Statehouse. Due to abundant misinformation, the public may not be fully aware of the positive effects constitutional carry would bring to Indiana. The only Hoosiers who would be affected by this potential change would be the law-abiding citizens who would no longer have to be fingerprinted, fill out lengthy forms and pay the state a fee in order to exercise a constitutional right. Under constitutional carry, individuals who are currently prohibited from carrying a handgun would still legally not be allowed to do so. I am looking forward to continuing conversations about this issue and focusing on the facts.”

The next scheduled meeting of the committee is Sept. 7, 2017.

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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.