Indiana: Law Removing License to Carry Fee Goes in Effect July 1st

Next Wednesday, sections of House Bill 1284 (2019) will go into effect.  A five-year License to Carry a Handgun will now be free to obtain.
The NRA Reports that starting July 1st, Indiana residents can get a license to carry a handgun free of charge. IMG NRA-ILA

U.S.A. -(AmmoLand.com)- Next Wednesday, sections of House Bill 1284 (2019) will go into effect.  A five-year License to Carry a Handgun will now be free to obtain.  In addition, applicants will have the option to register to vote while applying.  ​Removing barriers for lawful carry in Indiana, including taxes and fees, is significant for many Hoosier gun owners that desire to carry for the defense of themselves and others.  A full outline of the law is below:

Updated Sections of Indiana Code from House Bill 1284:

  •  IC Section 34-30-31 – Provides immunity for a justified use of force in certain instances to help prevent frivolous lawsuits. (Victims of violent crime shouldn’t be subjected to unnecessary civil suits, therefore being victimized twice.  It will require a court to award, in certain instances, reasonable attorney's fees if it determines a suit was brought unjustly, helping to prevent financial ruin for individuals protecting themselves and others.
  • IC Section 35-47-2-3 – Extend the four-year License to Carry a Handgun (LTCH) to five years, and eliminate fees for the five-year LTCH (starting in 2020).
  • IC Section 35-47-9-1 – Clarifies the authority of private property owners to establish carry policies in places of worship.
  • IC Section 3-7-18-2 – Allows those applying for a LTCH to register to vote at the same time

House Bill 1284 was legislation spearheaded by Representatives Jim Lucas and Ben Smaltz, who are both NRA Defender of Freedom award recipients.  Hoosier gun owners are now able to exercise their right of carrying a handgun without the financial burden of paying this unnecessary government fee.

Stay-tuned to NRA-ILA Alerts for more Second Amendment updates in the Hoosier State.



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Random71
Random71
19 days ago

As I said on the other article, this is flawed, they want less money for the 5 year but still want cash for the lifetime. The Indiana state constitution is very cut and dry; we have the right to keep and bear arms; no modifiers and even if there was all citizens age 17+ are subject to call up in the militia. I can carry a rifle openly, as well as almost ANY blade openly or concealed. Yet I have to ask to carry a pistol. Just like speech its a right not a privilege. I shouldnt have to ask… Read more »

Matt in Oklahoma
Matt in Oklahoma
19 days ago

Well that’s a step in the right direction but kinda odd not to just do constitutional carry

Random71
Random71
19 days ago

They dont want to give up control. The state constitution is crystal clear Article 1 Section 32: The people shall have a right to bear arms, for the defense of themselves and the State.

Grigori
Grigori
20 days ago

All sounds excellent, except possibly this one. “IC Section 35-47-9-1 – Clarifies the authority of private property owners to establish carry policies in places of worship.” My concentration today, and therefore my reading comprehension of bureaucratic gobbledegook, is not at its peak. The whole “property owners’ rights” quagmire that politicians feel the need to include in carry legislation is a bogus non-issue that does not need to be addressed by giving signs prohibiting carry in a business or facility force of law. If I am carrying concealed in a store or facility open to the public for business, and a… Read more »