State House– Govt. Eric Hallcombe signed three bills into law Monday, including one that would allow housewives to carry a handgun without permission. She vetoed a bill that would ban transgender girls from participating in school sports.
“The Second Amendment has been debated for years, yet our US Supreme Court has repeatedly reaffirmed this important constitutional right, which I fully support. 23 other states have laws comparable to HEA 1296,” Holcomb said in a prepared statement.
“The HEA 1296, which I signed today, gives responsibility to hoosiers who can legally carry a handgun with responsibility within our state. It is important to remember that if a person is prohibited from possessing firearms under federal or state law before the enactment of this law, that person will still be prohibited. And if a banned person has a firearm, he can be tried, “he said.
Firearms permits can be obtained, without a fee, from anyone who wants or needs, such as hoosiers willing to carry a firearm, through or in another state that has a reciprocal relationship with Indiana, the governor said.
Indiana State Police Superintendent Doug Carter, an opponent of the new law, said he would continue to be vigilant about obtaining permits.
“As Superintendent of Indiana State Police, I continue my commitment to Governor Holcomb to work toward a solution to enforce HEA 1296. We will work to find the best way to identify individuals, “he said.” We will continue to encourage citizens to apply for and maintain a firearms permit. One permit will assist law enforcement officers and one permit holder will cooperate with other states. .
The state Democratic Party has opposed the bill.
“Rising crime rates will now fall directly on the shoulders of the Indiana Republican Party, because buying firearms will be like buying candy at a gas station. It’s important to emphasize that Democrats are doing their best to equip our first responders with the investment needed to fight crime – thanks to the American Rescue Plan – but it seems the Indiana GOP’s culture wars will now create a reality where Hoosier families lose loved ones. The problem is clearly preventable, “said Mike Schmuhl, chairman of the Indiana Democratic Party.
The law will be effective from July 1.
Transgender Prohibition Bill
The bill, which bans transgender girls from participating in school sports, was vetoed because Holcomb said he had found no evidence that anyone was being treated unfairly, as Republicans claimed. The bill passed the House 66-30 and the Senate 32-18.
“The moment the Indiana High School Athletic Association acknowledges that women have no unfair advantage in sports, it became clear that House Bill 1041 was more about fulfilling a created culture war than actually creating a better future for Hosiery children,” said Schuhl. A prepared statement from the Indiana Democratic Party.
“Indiana Republicans have even acknowledged that their goal was to adhere to national politics rather than solve the problems that today’s children face – and that’s why they partnered with a national hate group to pass House Bill 1041.”
Schmuhl praised Holcomb for his veto, saying he believed the bill would endanger lives.
The Indiana High School Athletics Association said in a veto message to Hallcomb House Speaker Todd Houston. (IHSAA) did not indicate that there was injustice and the governor believes that the process of ensuring fairness by IHSAA, now a decade old, works.
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