Kudos to Rep. Donna Schaibley
for her efforts on practical HB 1651, the “Red Flag” bill which would allow weapons to be confiscated from an individual deemed dangerous through a judicial finding and prevent that individual from purchasing other firearms. The good news is the bill passed. The unfortunate news is that it was changed significantly, including allowing individuals deemed dangerous to leave their weapons with a designated person of their choice instead of a law enforcement officer.
And, after four years of effort
, and support from myriad chambers, Indiana failed to deal with cigarette or vaping. No increase in age; no increase in tax, despite the fact that the annual healthcare cost in Indiana attributed to smoking is $2.93 billion.