Holcomb signs bill strengthening ‘stand your ground’ law

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The National Rifle Association praised Gov. Eric Holcomb for signing legislation strengthening Indiana’s “stand your ground” laws and removing the fee for certain firearm carry permits.

Holcomb signed the legislation during the National Rifle Association annual leadership forum Friday.

The legislation will also allow people to carry firearms to church, even if there is a school on the grounds, unless the owner of the land specifically prohibits it.

NRA official Chris Cox said the laws signed by the governor ensure that the most vulnerable gun owners are able to protect themselves without worrying about the cost of a license.

An estimated 80,000 NRA members were in Indianapolis for the group’s annual leadership forum this weekend, where President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence addressed the gathering Friday.

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