Indiana: Pro-Gun Bills Advance in the House

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This week, the Indiana House Judiciary Committee passed HB 1235 on an 8-2 vote. It will now head to the House floor for a possible vote next week. Additionally, the House Financial Institutions Committee held a hearing on HB 1084, The Second Amendment Privacy Act, prohibiting the use of firearm-related Merchant Category Codes. This bill will have a second hearing with possible amendments offered next Thursday, January 25th.

House Bill 1235 will make Indiana law consistent with other states by prohibiting local governments from lodging frivolous lawsuits against firearm manufacturers. For years cities like Gary, Indiana have sued firearm manufacturers for the unlawful misuse of their products by criminals. In response, more than 35 states and Congress have passed laws to protect the firearm industry from these politically driven lawsuits. HB 1235 will give firearm manufacturers in Indiana these same protections.

Please contact your Representative and ask them to SUPPORT HB 1235 by clicking the Take Action button below.

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House Bill 1084, The Second Amendment Privacy Act, a bill to prohibit the use of firearm-related Merchant Category Codes.

In September 2022, the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) approved a Merchant Category Code (MCC) for firearm retailers. Since the ISO’s decision, NRA-ILA has worked to alert financial industry stakeholders to gun owners’ concerns, and urged state lawmakers and attorneys general to address this matter. To date, several states and their attorneys general have taken important steps to protect Americans’ Second Amendment rights and privacy. In the first half of 2023, several states enacted legislation prohibiting or discouraging use of the firearm retailer MCC. HB 1084 will protect gun owner data relating to payment card transactions involving firearms and ammunition retailers. 

NRA-ILA is actively working to pass this legislation and will keep you informed as it moves through the legislative process.

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