Wow, thought this was on the INGO site, some of those guys won't get the reference. Anyways, turns out Magicman's incident wasn't an isolated incident. I still haven't found time to head to his neighborhood to OC.
Took my dog for a walk while OC'ing like every other day (my neighborhood, after a good walk I just feel like sitting on the couch instead of driving home). A guy in a red pickup pulls over and asks if I'm a cop, I of course reply, "No." He asks if I would please cover my gun, I reply, "No, it's legal in Indiana." He replies, "I'm a cop, and it's not legal, cover it up, I'm serious." Not to be outdone on the seriousness of the situation I reply, "I'm serious too, it's legal in Indiana." He stares at me for 5 seconds or so then drives off. Glad to know a cop who sees a law being broken will do something about it. Get home from the walk, call the Hammond PD, an officer there verifies the town follows Indiana law, which happens to be Concealed Carry Only. I ask what law says that and he tells me to call Indiana State Police. Before hanging up I get his name & badge #. Nobody answers the firearms licensing division at ISP, I'll just call back tomorrow. So I go looking for the red pickup, with a license plate # I'm not going to give out. Found it a couple blocks away, parked on the side of the street, in front of a police car, out front of the Chief of Police's house. The officer bartending at the Hammond FOP lodge knew the law, apparantly the chief and the Corporal I spoke to on the phone haven't got a clue. That shall change. Thanks Ghengis for your recent thread which gave me an even stronger backbone while telling the chief of police he doesn't know the law.