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Old 10-18-2012, 02:56 PM   #1 (permalink)
cce1302
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Default Indiana firearm laws

Located here:
http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title35/ar47/

Indiana has a License to Carry a Handgun (Commonly abbreviated LTCH).
One may carry openly or concealed with an LTCH and may not carry at all without one. http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/cod.../ar47/ch2.html

Indiana law does not differentiate between concealed and open carry of a handgun.

a Lifetime LTCH is available (does not expire, but may be revoked for conviction of a felony, etc)

One may carry or transport a loaded long gun with or without LTCH. There are no laws prohibiting having a loaded long gun in your vehicle or on your person, concealed or in the open.

Prohibited places: Schools, property being used by a school for a school function, riverboat casino, secure area of airport and commercial airplanes, courthouse, building that houses a courtroom.
Not prohibited places: bars, banks, parks, movie theaters, fire houses, church (unless also school property), grocery stores, gas stations, pet stores...


Reciprocity: Indiana recognizes all licenses issued by state or foreign government according to the terms thereof, but only while the holder is not a resident of Indiana. (interpretation: do not carry on an expired license. If your license says you may only carry S&W serial no 12345, do not carry Ruger serial no 54321. Indiana law does not differentiate between concealed and open carry of a handgun.) http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/cod.../ar47/ch2.html

Indiana law does not address "No guns" signs. If you are asked to leave, then leave.

There are no magazine capacity restrictions or "assault weapons" bans. IC 35-47-5-4.1 details a ban on "sawed-off shotguns." That is any shotgun with a barrel less than 18", whether you have the federal tax stamp or not.

Local governments (political subsections: city, county, township) may not enact or enforce regulations concerning firearms (but they may try). http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/cod...47/ch11.1.html

I am not a lawyer. This is just a summary. Do your own research, beginning with the link provided.

http://www.in.gov/legislative/ic/code/title35/ar47/

Please make any corrections/clarifications necessary.
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