I am pleased and humbled to receive the endorsement of the Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund. This endorsement by the Gun Owners of America speaks to clear differences between my opponent and me on Second Amendment issues, and will help me secure victory for the Republican nomination in House District 22 on May 6.
My opponent had an opportunity this past session to be clear in supporting the right to keep and bear arms in Indiana. Instead, she cast a terrible anti-gun rights vote.
SB229 is a good piece of legislation that passed this year and has been signed by the governor. One of its key provisions is to allow persons with a carry permit to secure a firearm out of sight in a locked vehicle on school grounds. Guns are still not allowed inside schools, but as of July 1, they may be secured properly in a vehicle on school grounds.
Without this provision, staffers who work at a school, and parents who visit a school, are effectively disarmed for their trip to and from the school, and possibly all day. These law-abiding citizens should not be disarmed on their commute, nor for other errands they may have to perform that day.
When House Democrats tried to strip out this key provision from SB229, using Amendment 1, my opponent was the only Republican voting with the Democrats to disarm Hoosiers.
This attempt to strip SB229 failed, and my opponent flip-flopped to support the bill on final passage, but she is on record voting with the Democrats to disarm Hoosiers on Amendment 1.
I strongly support the rights of Hoosiers to keep and bear arms, and I will fight for these rights as your voice in the State House.
— Curt NislyCandidate for District 22 state representative, Goshen