Indiana may allow guns without a license

INDIANAPOLIS — A committee in the Indiana General Assembly is considering a proposal that would allow loaded guns to be carried without a license in the state.

From RTV6 in Indianapolis:

A committee of Indiana legislators met Tuesday during a public meeting to decide if they should get rid of the law that requires a license for gun owners. Safety officials and other city leaders urged lawmakers to reject the proposal.

“I’m kind of flabbergasted that they would even be considering this idea,” said Rachel Guglielmo.

Members of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America said the law could put everyone at risk.

“I have three kids and I worry about their safety and I worry about the safety of our communities,” said Guglielmo.

Indiana’s current law says gun holders must pass a criminal background check and be at least 18 years old to obtain a license.

If the committee supports the proposal, it could be introduced to the Assembly in January 2018. One member actually questioned if a gun license was constitutional.