Friday, May 5, 2017
From Chicago Tribune:
A controversial new law that allows domestic violence victims to carry a gun without a permit will create greater risk for police and provide a false sense of security for victims, detractors say.
House Bill 1071 passed the Senate 38-12, after the House voted 74-26 in favor of it. Gov. Eric Holcomb signed the bill into law last week.
The bill would enable domestic violence victims to carry a handgun, if they have an active protective order against their alleged abuser, without a permit for 60 days.
Sen. Aaron Freeman, R-Indianapolis, who sponsored the bill, said this legislation will lend victims an extra measure of protection.
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