Charlie White has been sentenced to one year of home detention and community service along with a $1,000 fine.
A Senate bill would allow convicted felons to have their class D-felonies converted to misdemeanors.
US Attorney Joseph Hogsett said Indiana has developed a reputation where it is easy to gain possession of a weapon through illegal means.
One recommendation the Commission approved lowers theft from a felony to a misdemeanor if the value of the items stolen is less than $750.
Indiana is the only state in the nation that doesn’t have different grades for theft.