Rep. James Lucas (317-234-9499), whose “sense of humor” about the “appropriate use of force” is not for everyone, has introduced HB 1588 which would reduce regulations on places individuals are permitted to have a firearm.
The legislation would repeal the current law making it a felony to possess a firearm on a school bus or on school property. It would also prohibit the State from restricting possession of firearms at state parks, the State Capitol, and the State Fair. The legislation also provides that “the state of Indiana may not regulate: (1) firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; (2) the ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, registration, transfer, and storage of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; or (3) commerce in and taxation of firearms,firearms ammunition, and firearm accessories.”
With respect to the mace meme, Speaker Bosma said that he found it inadvisable and has spoken to Rep. Lucas about it. Lucas claims that it has nothing to do with his feelings about women and is all about his distaste for participation trophies. If he feels the need for a good laugh about participation trophies in the future, I recommend this one: