Indiana Bill HB 1284 Wants to Expand Stand Your Ground Law
Indiana Bill HB 1284 is one of those 2nd Amendment bills that might make liberals fly off the handle: it grants CIVIL immunity from lawsuits for anyone who legally shoots someone in the defense of themselves or others. No civil lawsuits allowed in a justified shooting.
Previously the law only provided immunity from criminal prosecution. Now this new bill would expand protections to include civil lawsuits. It actually bans anyone from filing a lawsuit in justifiable cases.
That’s not all this new bill will change, but it does have some important issues for legal gun owners.
The Daily Caller reported,
The measure passed Monday 64-17 in the House and 37-7 in the Senate and now goes to Republican Gov. Eric Holcomb for signature. It includes other gunregulation changes, one of which may allow guns in churches located on school property. The potential law enables the property owner on which the churches are located to govern the gun policy. The final part of H.B. 1284 waives a fee for five-year state handgun licenses.
The bill allows the property owner of churches that meet in schools to decide whether anyone in the churches can be armed or not. Of course, that opens up the complete liberal meltdown over a church meeting in a school in the first place.
One Democrat, Indiana State Senator Greg Taylor, doesn’t think that having armed church members is a good idea.
“I can’t believe we’re going to have people sitting in church with firearms expecting to defend the entire church.” Greg Taylor to WFYI
And no one thinks that Senator, but Democrats have to have their anti-2A statement. Both schools and churches are “soft targets,” and at this point in time if at least a few of their parishioners are not armed, they are sitting ducks.
The bill also removes the fee for Indiana handgun licenses.
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