Gun Bills Dead In Indiana Legislature

Two bills relaxing fees and restrictions on guns are dead in the Indiana Legislature…at least for the time being.

The House had overwhelmingly approved a bill repealing the fee for lifetime gun permits, while exempting holders of five-year permits from undergoing background checks when they buy a gun. But that vote came before the Florida school shooting which has rekindled a national debate over guns.

The Senate Appropriations Committee pulled the plug on the bill, declining to give it a hearing before Thursday’s deadline.