Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Registering a New Handgun
Q: About a month ago I filed for my permit to carry a handgun. Last week I bought a pistol at a gun show and the vendor didn't call anybody or anything. So it isn't registered in my name. I checked the link your page offers of the Indiana hand gun laws and can't find anything about it having to be registered. Did I overlook something? Does it have to be registered to carry it? I haven't gotten my permit yet and the gun doesn't leave the gun safe, but when and if I am granted my right to carry do I need to have it registered in my name? If it only needs to be registered how do I go about knowing if it is registered in someone else's name? Thanks in advance.

A: Indiana does not require handgun registration of the individual weapons you purchase. To carry the firearm you must obtain and be approved for a State Firearms Carry permit. The application for this can be handled by city residents through the police station records office. Other residents must visit the police department of the jurisdiction in which you live.


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