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CARRYING A HANDGUN WITHOUT BEING LICENCED

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Indiana Code 35-47-2-1 Carrying a Handgun Without Being Licensed

A person shall not carry a handgun in any vehicle or on or about the person's body without being licensed under this chapter to carry a handgun.  A person may carry a handgun without being licensed under this chapter to carry a handgun if the person carries the handgun on or about the person's body in or on property that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by the person; the person carries the handgun on or about the person's body while lawfully present in or on property that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by another person, if the person has the consent of the owner, renter, lessor, or person who legally controls the property to have the handgun on the premises; is attending a firearms related event on the property, including a gun show, firearms expo, gun owner's club or convention, hunting club, shooting club, or training course; or is on the property to receive firearms related services, including the repair, maintenance, or modification of a firearm; the person carries the handgun in a vehicle that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by the person, if the handgun is unloaded; not readily accessible; and secured in a case; the person carries the handgun while lawfully present in a vehicle that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by another person, if the handgun is unloaded; not readily accessible; and secured in a case; the person carries the handgun at a shooting range; while attending a firearms instructional course; or while engaged in a legal hunting activity; or the person is permitted to carry a handgun without a license under section 2.1 of this chapter (persons protected by a protection order).

     

A person who knowingly or intentionally carries a handgun without a license commits a Class A misdemeanor.

 

However, the offense is a Level 5 felony if the offense is committed on or in school property; within five hundred (500) feet of school property; or on a school bus; or if the person has a prior conviction of any offense under this section; or section 22 of this chapter; or has been convicted of a felony within fifteen (15) years before the date of the offense.