Lawmakers Considering Scrapping Gun Permits for Public Carry

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana lawmakers would face coming up with $3.5 million a year for local police agencies if they repeal the state law requiring a permit to carry a handgun in public.

An Indiana House committee heard testimony Wednesday on the bill that would do just that. Supporters argue that requiring gun permits undermine Second Amendment protections and that violent criminals don’t obey the law.

Several police officials spoke against the bill, saying it would make it more difficult to identify who shouldn’t possess handguns.