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    Indiana Carry Laws

    I know I know everyone hates wikipedia, but these laws are true as I know the laws, and they put it in easy terms so heres a qoute from the web based Wikipedia:

    Legislature Alert!!

    As of today March 16th there are two main bills that will change these laws. HB1540 and SB292 Will make it so you can carry in or on any property that is not a school or court house.
    That would effect the the paragraphs in ( )


    (Indiana[111] has enacted state preemption of firearm laws. However, local laws passed before January 1, 1994[112] or for certain narrowly defined emergency situations are valid. East Chicago and Gary have local laws that still apply. Governing units may restrict firearms possession on public property. )

    ( Additionally, private businesses may also restrict (or forbid) firearms on their properties. However a 2010 law prohibits employers from discharging employees for in-vehicle firearms possession on business property. South Bend gun laws are not valid in the state of Indiana as they were passed on February 21, 1994[113] and therefore were passed after the state preemption.)

    Indiana is a "shall issue" state for the License To Carry a Handgun.[114] The Indiana license to carry allows both open and concealed carry. Most Indiana residents confuse the license to carry a handgun with a CCW. A license to carry will be issued to individuals age 18 or older who meet a number of legal requirements. Grounds for disqualification include a conviction for a felony or for misdemeanor domestic battery. A license can also be denied if the applicant has been arrested for a violent crime and "a court has found probable cause to believe that the person committed the offense charged". Documented substance abuse is a disqualifier, as is documented evidence of any given person's "propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct."

    Application for a license must be made to the local police department, or absent that to the county police department. Four-year and lifetime permits are issued for Indiana residents. Out-of-state residents may only be issued four-year permits.

    It is illegal to carry a concealed weapon, even sporting arms, on school property or on a school bus, on an airplane or in the controlled section of an airport, on a riverboat gambling cruise, or at the Indiana State Fair. Lawful gun owners may have guns in their vehicles on school property provided the driver is only transporting someone to, or from, a school event.

    Indiana honors CCW licenses issued by every state (Illinois and Wisconsin do not issue CCW licenses), generally including non-resident licenses. However, Indiana residents, or non-residents with a "regular place of business" in Indiana, must obtain an Indiana license.

    Firearms dealers or private individuals may not sell any firearm to someone less than 18 years old, or less than 23 years old if the buyer was "adjudicated a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult", or to a person who is mentally incompetent or is a drug or alcohol abuser. Possession of automatic weapons by individuals or dealers who have obtained the appropriate federal license is permitted.

    Short barreled shotguns (barrels under 18", OAL less than 26" length), are absolutely prohibited. It appears that all other NFA (National Firearms Act, q.v.) regulated weapons and devices are legal in Indiana.

    Handgun cartridges that have "a projectile that has a metal core and an outer coating of plastic" are prohibited.

    Indiana law stands mute vis--vis long gun carry. There are some Department of Natural Resources rules, but these only apply on DNR property. Generally speaking, possession of long guns is legal whether the gun is either on one's person or in one's vehicle, loaded or not.

    Indiana provides lawsuit protection to law abiding manufacturers, sellers, and trade associations for the misuse of firearms by third parties. Lawsuits are permitted for cases of damage or injury caused by defective firearms or ammunition, or breach of contract or warranty


    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_law...state)#Indiana
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    I plan on getting a non resident permit and would like to carry in indiana. I saw that if your permit is a "concealed carry" permit you may only conceal carry because that is what your permit says. Does this also apply to gun free zones on your permit. Like if the permit said I couldn't carry in a place wherw alcohol is consumed and served could I carry in those places in IN?
    "No state shall convert a liberty to a privilege, license it, and charge a fee therefor.- Murdock vs Pennsylvania 319 US 105

    ...If the state converts a right into a privelege, the citizen can ignore the license and fee and engage in the right... with impunity.
    - Shuttleworth vs City of Birmingham, Alabama 317 US 262

    Where rights secured by the Constitution are involved, there can be no legislation which would abrogate them.
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    Quote Originally Posted by xmanhockey7 View Post
    I plan on getting a non resident permit and would like to carry in indiana. I saw that if your permit is a "concealed carry" permit you may only conceal carry because that is what your permit says. Does this also apply to gun free zones on your permit. Like if the permit said I couldn't carry in a place wherw alcohol is consumed and served could I carry in those places in IN?
    The answer to your question is YES. The laws of your state do not apply here in Indiana. You are allowed to carry anywhere in Indiana except where INDIANA law says you cannot. ie: any federal building, court house, police station, school ((k-12) unless you have business there like dropping a kid off, and then you can only go on school property, not "IN". Yes you can carry in bars and around alcohol. Safe carrying!
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    "Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . The very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good" - George Washington

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    Transporting in Indiana

    So I go to Purdue University but I live in wonderful Las Vegas Nevada. Now I just turned 21 and have purchased a walther pps in Nevada, just purchased I will not have time to apply for a conceal carry permit there until I and finished with college in about 2 years. However I want to bring my pistol back to Indiana, I have a storage unit where I will keep the pistol locked away until I want to take it to the range to practice. I was wondering if anyone could answer whether I would be legally allowed to transport my firearm unloaded and locked of course to the gun range or to I have to get a specific permit to transport here in Indiana.

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    The Indiana State Legislature is Working on Two Pro-Firearm Bills that would Directly Alleviate Your Concerns, should They Pass into Law.

    These Bills are Located here: http://www.nraila.org/Legislation/Read.aspx?id=6624

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    Quote Originally Posted by protect our rights View Post
    I know I know everyone hates wikipedia, ...
    Everyone is overly inclusive, personally I think it's a reasonably good resource for casual lookups as long as the article is current and well referenced, especially if the article has been tagged as peer reviewed.
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    Indiana Gun Laws

    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a new gun law in Indiana Monday, banning employers from asking whether employees have weapons in their vehicles.

    The new law also will prevent businesses from requiring employees with weapons to park in separate areas. Supporters of the measure said employers were discriminating against gun owners by requiring them to park off-site.

    The measure, which takes effect in July, comes as Mr. Daniels is considering a run for president. The Indiana Republican has floated the possibility of a presidential run in recent months, giving speeches and meeting with potential Republican supporters.

    You go Mitch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GLOCKMAN40 View Post
    Indiana Governor Mitch Daniels signed a new gun law in Indiana Monday, banning employers from asking whether employees have weapons in their vehicles.

    The new law also will prevent businesses from requiring employees with weapons to park in separate areas. Supporters of the measure said employers were discriminating against gun owners by requiring them to park off-site.

    The measure, which takes effect in July, comes as Mr. Daniels is considering a run for president. The Indiana Republican has floated the possibility of a presidential run in recent months, giving speeches and meeting with potential Republican supporters.

    You go Mitch.
    He seems to be pro 2A and ride MC. I'd vote for him.

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