Rep. Lucas statement on plans to introduce constitutional carry legislation

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, October 30, 2017 11:59 am

Note to the press: Please include the following statement from State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) in your coverage of the third and final hearing of the Joint Committee on Judiciary and Public Policy, which took place today at the Statehouse. The committee heard testimony and examined 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 (Oct. 30, 2017) — “I believe it’s wrong to require a license to exercise a Constitutional right. I plan to introduce Second Amendment legislation known as Constitutional Carry that would eliminate this cumbersome and expensive burden on innocent, law-abiding Hoosiers. The only people who would be affected by this would be those innocent people that currently have to fill out lengthy forms online, take time off work to get fingerprinted and pay a fee of up to $140 to get a card to prove their innocence — all to receive a license. I look forward to this upcoming session where I can bring this piece of legislation to the House of Representatives to consider as I work to give the people of Indiana the ‘right to bear arms for defense of themselves and the state.’”

 

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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.