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Indiana Senator Jim Merritt Introducing New Legislation

Indiana Senator Jim Merritt
Indiana Senator Jim Merritt

Indiana State Senator Jim Merritt plans to introduce legislation that would make serving time mandatory for people who use a firearm while committing a violent crime.

The new law would strengthen penalties against violent offenders.

Under the current state law, judges may sentence a violent offender using a firearm of up to 5 years in prison.  Merritt’s legislation would place a mandatory sentence on these criminals to 20 years in prison.

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