A bill that would have removed Indiana’s permit to carry a handgun was scaled back Wednesday.
A House Public Policy Committee approved the bill that keeps the handgun carry permit system but lifts some barriers. It extends a permit from four to five years and eliminates a fee for a lifetime permit.
Beth Sprunger with Moms Demand Action says since the permit stays, it’s a win.
“We feel pretty positive that they are not going to move forward with removing the permitting systems which was what our goal was here today,” says Sprunger.