Friday, December 29, 2006
Carrying a handgun/purchasing firearms
Q:What are the laws regarding registration and ownership of a handgun when purchased from a private owner? I will be purchasing my brothers handgun from him, which was originally purchased from a local gun dealer. I will be applying for a state CCW permit, but I would like to be able to take the gun to a local firing range to familiarize myself with it before the permit comes back. Is it legal to transport the gun, unloaded and broken down locked in the trunk without a permit? Do I need to register the gun with the city?

A:Purchasing a handgun in Indiana is realtively simple. An overview of state laws can be found here for what you need to know. As for transporting a handgun, Indiana law requires that a carry permit is required to transport a handgun in a vehicle.
posted by South Bend Police Department @ 10:02 AM  

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