Indiana Short Barreled Shotgun Bill Now On Governor’s Desk

By Indiana Senator Jim Tomes

Short Barreled Shotgun
Short Barreled Shotgun
Second Amendment Patriots

Indiana –-( SB 433, the short barreled shotgun bill I introduced this session will now be on its way to the Governor’s desk.

You may remember that it passed the Senate 44 to 6 a couple of weeks ago and passed out of the House today 85 to 14. This bill received bipartisan support all the way down the line.

This measure will remove the Indiana prohibition on ownership of these Title II type Firearms. These are highly restricted shotguns with barrel lengths of less than 18 inches and overall lengths of less than 26 inches. These firearms are legal by federal law, but for whatever reason this particular firearm had been singled out in Indiana state statute to be prohibited for private ownership.

These are NFA guns and fall under the same registration requirements that all other Title II, Class III firearms and Destructive Devices do. They are extremely regulated and require a great deal of paper work along with extensive background checks by ATF and FBI agencies. The transfer of title on these particular firearms can take between 6 and 9 months or more.

This will relieve concerns for those who acquired these firearms in years past before that statute was discovered. In those cases local law enforcement and ATF approved those transfers before it was realized that prohibition existed. SB 433 will provide that any firearm legal by federal law will be legal by state law.

It must be noted that this does not allow for someone to cut the barrel off of a shotgun. Those firearms are manufactured under federally licensed manufacturers and placed in the national firearm ATF registry.

I’m grateful to all the legislators who signed onto SB 433 and supported it in both houses.

I am still waiting to see if the House will give SB 98 a hearing. That is the other of only two gun bills this session. SB 98 is the bill I introduced to address the Gary lawsuit that was filed in 1999. That lawsuit has had an effect on keeping Indiana out of the consideration when gun manufacturers contemplate relocating to another state from their current location.

Jim and Margie
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Roger Wittenberns

is this short shot for sale anywhere?


It’s not every day we get more Freedom returned to us!
God bless you Senator Tomes and God Bless Indiana!

Travis Lee

Your stock photo is of an AOW, specifically looks like Serbu which is already legal in Indiana. Sawed off shotgun should have a stock, funny that is only difference not a shotgun unless has a stock legally.


Still need to get the ATF tax stamp. But 200 dollar fee is a small price to pay to get one of these babies and have it legally owned.