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Waterdog69 is correct... And I'm more than a little curious that nobody spoke up about this before now?!?

The State of Indiana issues a License To Carry a Handgun. (See Indiana Code - IC 35-47-2-3)

If you have the LTCH, Indiana permits Open Carry. There is nothing in the law that stipulates the firearm must be concealed.

 

BUT... Just a note of caution - When I moved here and obtained my LTCH, I had a chat with the local Police Chief about what his expectations were and asked him to explain the 'local SOP' to me. You know... "When in Rome... Do As The Romans Do".

 

He said that while I had every right to openly carry my ivory clad Colt Commander any way I wanted, he would ask that I do him a HUGE favor and carry it somewhat concealed. (That is to say under a vest or shirt or jacket.)

 

His words, "While we respect your rights to carry, we PLEASE ask you to help us keep the peace. Our main concern is to not scare folks that have no idea about guns or our carry laws. We ask that you PLEASE do not alarm the SHEEPLE."

 

Of course we both chuckeled, but since that day, I have honored the Chiefs request and carry discretely - while not always concealed.

But the law allows open carry.

 

All the best,

TJ

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I am still lost about this, you have to be 21 to purchase and posses a handgun, thanks Dee for the info.
By federal law you have to be 21 to buy a handgun from an FFL dealer. You can buy a handgun via private sale at the age of 18. Also, as long as you are not incapable of owning a firearm yourself, you can be gifted a firearm, from an older adult, such as your parents.

 

No, this is NOT a straw purchase. A straw purchase is when someone buys a firearm and gives it to someone they know cannot legally own one them selves, such as ex-cons and other prohibited persons.

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Waterdog69 is correct... And I'm more than a little curious that nobody spoke up about this before now?!?The State of Indiana issues a License To Carry a Handgun. (See Indiana Code - IC 35-47-2-3)If you have the LTCH, Indiana permits Open Carry. There is nothing in the law that stipulates the firearm must be concealed.BUT... Just a note of caution - When I moved here and obtained my LTCH, I had a chat with the local Police Chief about what his expectations were and asked him to explain the 'local SOP' to me. You know... "When in Rome... Do As The Romans Do". He said that while I had every right to openly carry my ivory clad Colt Commander any way I wanted, he would ask that I do him a HUGE favor and carry it somewhat concealed. (That is to say under a vest or shirt or jacket.) His words, "While we respect your rights to carry, we PLEASE ask you to help us keep the peace. Our main concern is to not scare folks that have no idea about guns or our carry laws. We ask that you PLEASE do not alarm the SHEEPLE."Of course we both chuckeled, but since that day, I have honored the Chiefs request and carry discretely - while not always concealed.But the law allows open carry.All the best,TJ

I realize this is an old post. But it seems that the people that I see open carry are cowboys. And I think it's very cool you spoke with the Chief about how they like to have people carry. I am a police officer in a large city in Indiana. When off duty, I would NEVER walk around with my weapon exposed. I would rather it be a surprise if I need it. I don't need the bad guy knowing I have it.

 

Also at the outside chance you get pulled over, officers also really like being told you have a Personal Protection Permit when they stop you. And providing a copy of that license along with your DL and registration is the polite thing to do.

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I lost my lifetime Indiana permit in 2010 when I came back to Ky, but this old topic still blows my mind on how a 18 year can carry a hand gun.

 

 

 

Also at the outside chance you get pulled over, officers also really like being told you have a Personal Protection Permit when they stop you. And providing a copy of that license along with your DL and registration is the polite thing to do.

I have not been pulled over in years, but when I go through a road check, I always hand my CCDWP along with my license to the Trooper, SO, or KVE unit, they look at both while another one verifies my plate sticker is current, they thank me for handing both to them and tell me to have a nice night.

I have been asked about my AR15Armory stickers on the back window and actually showed a Trooper, SO and KVE my MK18 along side the road, they all just slobbered and said wow it would be nice to have one of those.

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I lost my lifetime Indiana permit in 2010 when I came back to Ky, but this old topic still blows my mind on how a 18 year can carry a hand gun.

 

 

 

I have not been pulled over in years, but when I go through a road check, I always hand my CCDWP along with my license to the Trooper, SO, or KVE unit, they look at both while another one verifies my plate sticker is current, they thank me for handing both to them and tell me to have a nice night.

I have been asked about my AR15Armory stickers on the back window and actually showed a Trooper, SO and KVE my MK18 along side the road, they all just slobbered and said wow it would be nice to have one of those.

I bet. I want one since I saw yours too.

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Good to know. I thought you had to be 21 as well. Good to know for my daughters here in a few years

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