Lucas’ gun bill assigned to summer study committee

INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would allow Hoosiers to carry a handgun without a license appears to be dead this legislative session.

After voting Tuesday to reclassify House Bill 1159 as an amendment, the House Committee on Public Policy will later determine whether the proposal authored by State Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Seymour, should be assigned to a summer study committee.

Introduced Jan. 9, the constitutional carry bill stated that a person who may otherwise legally carry a handgun is not required to obtain or possess a license or permit from the state.

For more on this story, see Thursday’s Republic.