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    Just passing through.

    Actually visiting, with friends, for dinner in Bloomington. I'm aware that Indiana is a licensed open carry state. I have a concealed carry permit in Nevada, that is recognized/honored by Indiana. I should be legal to OC/CC. Anything I need to be aware of?
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    While Indiana honors the license of other states, the MAIN stipulation is that even though you are in Indiana, you are REQUIRED BY LAW, to carry per the license requirement that you currently possess.

    In other words, if your license is for "Concealed Carry", you are required to CC. You are not given OC privileges simply because you are in Indiana, and it's an OC state. Don't fall into that trap.

    Have fun in Bloomington. It's Indiana's version of Berkeley....
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    My state is open carry. I also have a concealed permit. So, in my state I have the option. I guess I am required to have an Indiana permit to OC, otherwise I need to conceal with my honored out of state CCW.
    I was lucky. I did see an Evansville police while OC, and he saw me, but didn't care to stop me.
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    As there is no case law as to what "the terms thereof" means, I would take it to mean the expiration date.

    I would not worry about open carry. If you have a license in any state, you can conceal or openly carry a handgun in Indiana.

    If you want get into the argument that "the terms thereof" means that you are restricted to what is legal in Nevada, then there's a whole semantic road you just don't want to go down.

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    In agreement with cce1302, don't worry about method of carry as long you have a valid license/permit to carry from any other state or country. It will be recognized as an exception to Indiana's code prohibiting handgun carry regardless of the issuing state's codes.

    We've seen the arguments for various interpretations of "according to the terms thereof" found in IC 35-47-2-21(b) a time or ten, but in reality, the only possible charge would be carrying without a license in violation of IC 35-47-2-1.

    I'd love to hear an officer explain that one - why he thought open carry would be somehow prohibited as a term of a carry license. Even if it is a more narrowly crafted exception to the issuing state's specific prohibitions, like a license to carry concealed, I've never heard of an example where getting such license in any way prohibits the carrier from opting to carry unconcealed.

    Even in states like Texas and Florida, where open carry is prohibited, it is due to a law (rather than a term of their concealed carry permit) which makes it illegal there. Such laws certainly aren't applicable beyond the issuing state's borders.

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