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New Bill Allows Gun Transportation without a License

A new bill will allow gun owners to legally transport handguns without a license.

Monroe County Sheriff James Kennedy said Indiana gun laws were lax enough before senate bill 506 was signed into law Tuesday.

“It’s very simple for people to get licenses in this state. There are very few exceptions,” said Kennedy.

Under the new law, licenses don’t appear to be necessary for individuals transporting handguns in their cars. Kennedy said that part of the bill is confusing.

“It’s a little difficult to understand and I’m going to have to wait for a judicial decision I think on what the real content of the statute is now,” he said.

Meanwhile, local gun seller David Cosner is pleased employers can no longer restrict employees from keeping firearms in their cars.

The idea that they can’t restrict you from having it on their property and things like that, I think that should be the case. If you’re issued a permit, it should be for everywhere,” Cosner said.

Sheriff Kennedy says the effects of the bill won’t be known until the law is implemented on July 1st.

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