|Erich Pratt, Gun Owners of America – March 26, 2022|
On Monday, March 21st, Indiana Governor Eric Holcomb (R) signed HB 1296 into law, making Indiana the 24th Constitutional Carry state!
This means Hoosiers can now conceal carry in most places within the state, without having to beg the government for a permit. This even includes 18-year-olds who cannot defend themselves with a firearm in other states!
Indiana’s ascension into the Constitutional Carry club follows two other states that just recently enacted GOA-supported permitless carry:
- Last week, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) signed SB 215 into law.
- And the week before, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey (R) signed Constitutional Carry legislation into law.
In both states, gun rights activists had to overcome outright lies that were being spewed by anti-gun organizations and the mainstream media.
GOA’s Jordan Stein penned an article to combat the opposition from the Alabama Sheriffs Association. And Dr. John Lott published new research which shows “statistically significant reductions in murder from the adoption of Constitutional Carry laws.”
With the addition of these three states, there are now 24 states that are permitless when it comes to carrying a firearm in self-defense. 26 more states to go!
We at GOA want to thank our grassroots army for taking action in support of these bills.