Indiana Lawmaker Says Proposal To License Journalists Makes Point On Gun Control

Indiana Lawmaker Says Proposal To License Journalists Makes Point On Gun Control

Indiana Lawmaker Says Proposal To License Journalists Makes Point On Gun Control

State Rep. Jim Lucas, R-Ind., says professional journalists should need licenses to report in IN, and he said he plans to file a bill on the matter to start the year.

Lucas told the Indy Star that he might file the bill to make a point about gun rights.

Lucas is an opponent of a state law requiring a permit to carry a handgun and has tried to repeal it unsuccessfully for several years.

The bill would require professional journalists to submit an application with Indiana State Police.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - In an attempt to prove a point about licensing citizens' Second Amendment rights, an In state lawmaker says he'll bring forward a bill that would require In journalists to be licensed. He said if he was as "irresponsible" with his guns "as the media has been with their keyboard, I'd probably be in jail". "If one constitutional right is OK to license, then they all are". Any person with a felony or domestic battery conviction wouldn't be allowed to get a license, according to the draft bill obtained by the Indy Star.

The Indy Star called the proposal "almost an exact copy of Indiana's law requiring a license to carry a handgun".

The proposal has riled many free speech and first amendment backers from all sides.

Whether Lucas actually plans to introduce the bill is a murkier question.

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