Indiana House Backs Ending Gun Permits

The Indiana House voted Monday to approve a bill that would repeal the state’s permit requirement for carrying a handgun in public.

The house voted largely along party lines with Republicans favoring repealing the gun permit requirement that supporters of the move argue undermines Second Amendment protections.

The bill would allow anyone age 18 or older to carry a handgun except for reasons such as having a felony conviction, facing a restraining order from a court or having a dangerous mental illness.

The bill now heads to the senate for consideration.