Rep. Morris strengthens 2nd Amendment right

Thursday, April 14, 2011 7:00 pm

Start Date:  4/14/2011  All Day  
End Date:  4/14/2011    

Senate Bill 506 passes both chambers

Rep. Bob Morris (R- Fort Wayne) sponsored Senate Bill 506 which pertains to handgun possession.

Senate Bill 506 allows an individual to carry a handgun without a license in a vehicle or on property that they rent, own or lease. Additionally, an individual would be able to carry their handgun with them on the property of another person or in another person's vehicle if permission was granted.

The bill will also allow a person to carry a handgun if they are attending a firearms event, receiving firearm instruction, at a shooting range, or participating in legal hunting activities.

Under current law, it is illegal to transport a handgun in your vehicle for any reason unless you are driving from the point of purchase to your home, fixed place of business, or from your home or fixed place of business to a gunsmith for repair, unless you have some form of state-issued permit.

"This bill strengthens our second amendment rights," said Rep. Morris. "There must be rules when it comes to handgun possession, but those rules should not infringe on our right to bear arms."

Senate Bill 506 was heard on its final passage in the House in the evening of Wednesday's session.

If enacted into law, the bill will take effect on July 1, 2011.

"Throughout my tenure as a Representative, I will continue to advocate for protecting our second amendment rights," said Rep. Morris. "I am pleased to see the passage of this bill successfully move through both chambers and hope to see more bills that strengthen this right."