A letter to the editor from indystar.com:
As with virtually every other state, Indiana requires a permit to carry a hidden, loaded handgun in public. That’s just common sense: to carry a concealed handgun should require a clean criminal record and basic safety training. But there is a bill pending in Congress that would override Indiana’s basic permit requirements and force our state to let anyone with a driver’s license from states like Arkansas, Wyoming and Vermont to carry concealed, loaded guns in public with no permit, no training, and no criminal history check — no questions asked. If Congress passed this law . . .
these non-Hoosiers would have more leeway to carry concealed weapons than Hoosiers themselves.
Congress imposed concealed carry is a dangerous proposal that is bad for Indiana. Sen. Joe Donnelly should oppose it.
As a mom and a veteran, I am alarmed that Congress is considering forcing Indiana to let people carry a loaded gun around my grandchildren and family — the people I care about most – with no permit and no training. As an Indiana resident, I believe that responsible gun ownership goes hand in hand with respect for the Second Amendment and is critical to keeping our communities safe. We don’t need politicians in Washington, D.C. to scrap our concealed carry permitting system and impose their will on Indiana.
Member Moms Demand Action, Indiana Chapter