Indiana House Democrats call on Holcomb to veto permitless carry
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Democratic Leader Phil GiaQuinta (D-Fort Wayne) and members of the Indiana House Democratic Caucus today called on Governor Eric Holcomb to veto controversial permitless carry legislation after an outcry from law enforcement and community members. Click here for a copy of the letter.
“If signed into law, this legislation would only exacerbate gun violence in Indiana,” GiaQuinta said. “States with weakened permit processes have an 11-percent increase in handgun homicide rates and a 13- to 15-percent increase in violent crime rates.
“Numerous law enforcement agencies and State Police Superintendent Doug Carter opposed the legislation because unvetted concealed carry puts Hoosier law enforcement professionals at greater risk. When the permitless carry concept was in the House, Democrats opposed the legislation and worked to amend it with commonsense safety measures to address the gun violence and suicides plaguing communities across our state. That is what it means to be tough on crime.
“Democrats back our men and women in blue and brown and hope the governor will too.”
Click here for a copy of the letter.