Two new gun bills introduced

Two new bills were introduced this week in hopes of making Indiana safer when it comes to gun regulations.

Posted: Jan 5, 2019 9:28 PM
Updated: Jan 6, 2019 7:33 AM

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - State Senator Mark Stoops filed two gun regulation bills to be addressed at Indiana General Assembly.
The senator filed these two bills in hopes of making indiana safer, getting rid of loopholes when it comes to gun sales.

"What the loophole is a private individual selling their gun. We have a lot of guys. One of the other vendors here comes over and says 'Hey if I sell a gun can you do the transfer for me?' There's people that do that responsibly already," Nathan Kaizer, owner of Darkside Armory said.

Under the proposal, anyone under 21 would not be able to purchase a semi automatic weapon or other devices meant to turn weapons into automatic firearms. Selling or purchasing guns would have to go through a licensed Indiana firearms dealer, but Kaizer said that's not going to do much to prevent people from getting guns if they want one.

"That's not going to curtail crime the way they think it is," he added.

The other bill introduced would require safe storage of guns in areas where children can't get access to them.

Dawn Hillyer said if you're a responsible gun owner then you do that already.

"I think part of being a safe owner and getting the education and being a concealed carrier, part of that is storing firearms in a safe manor," Hillyer said.

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