Indiana Statehouse Employees Begin Firearms Safety Training

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In January, an 18-year-old man was shot on the grounds of the Indiana Statehouse. Prior to the shooting, only legislators with valid state concealed carry permits were allowed to carry a firearm, but the January shooting prompted lawmakers to pass a bill expanding the right to carry to a number of certain staff and employees. Gov. Holcomb signs the bill into law, which now allows permanent employees of the General Assembly along with employees of the Legislative Services Agency to legally carry a concealed weapon on the capital grounds and buildings.

For those employees with concealed carry permits, they began receiving firearms safety training this week.


State employees who are now allowed to carry firearms on the Statehouse grounds will undergo their first training session today.

In April, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed into law legislation allowing certain employees to carry a

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