Skeptic wrote:IANAL, but I believe "a proper person" just means that you don't have any felony convictions or any other legal entanglements which would disqualify you. Those requirements are spelled out in other areas of the statute. Note that Indiana is a "shall-issue" state, meaning the local and state police can't deny you a license based on their opinion of you. Any denial must be based on specific reasons as noted above.Howdy from Virginia.
I am looking at a few potential jobs in Indiana and wondering about the process of getting a license to carry there.
the application seems straightforward enough, but I am puzzled by some of the language, specfically the part:
(e) If it appears to the superintendent that the applicant:
(1) has a proper reason for carrying a handgun;
What does that mean in practical terms - do I need to put a reason on the application? Can they deny it if I put self-defense as a reason?
Can I get a lifetime permit or only a 4 year permit?
Also, are there any training requirements? [ my eyes are hurting from a headache so I am trying to make sure I haven't missed anything important]
Also, I understand in order to OC in Indiana you need a permit - am I correct in this understanding?
Thanks in Advance.
You may apply for either a 4 year or a lifetime. Both are available, but the 4-year is somewhat cheaper. I recommend the lifetime for any number of fairly obvious reasons. Indiana has two classes of license: a self-defense (unrestricted) and a target/hunting (restricted) license. I can't think of any reason why you would apply for the restricted license.
You need a permit to carry a handgun in Indiana either OC or CC. There are exceptions, of course.
Indiana has no training requirements.