With All These Anti-CCW Signs Being Discussed....

With All These Anti-CCW Signs Being Discussed....

This is a discussion on With All These Anti-CCW Signs Being Discussed.... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; ... I'm wondering if anyone has decided whether one has to obey them in Indiana? I've been through the Indiana criminal code several times and ...

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    With All These Anti-CCW Signs Being Discussed....

    ... I'm wondering if anyone has decided whether one has to obey them in Indiana?

    I've been through the Indiana criminal code several times and I can only find schools and government buildings as being off limits with no provision for private establishments to post signs.

    The one sign I've ever seen in Indiana says "NO FIREARMS (except for those carried by law enforcement and legally licensed private citizens)." Because of the wording I'm thinking it's unenforceable in Indiana.

    I've searched the archives here and I've not come up with much to go on, thus this post.

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    I suspect IN might be like PA, where apart from the usual non-ccw places, there is no provision made for a statute-legal signage code.

    Thus if an establishment does post it is only able to ask you to leave, after which a repeat would be a trespass. Glad to say I have seen only one sign here in years and that was requesting all handguns brought in to be in unloaded condition.

    That place does have a major size gun store section so maybe it's CYA for them - as I could imagine someone bringing in a gun to sell, in other than safe condition. For legit' CCW it would be disregarded by most.
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    I have yet to see one here. As P95 said, it has about as much weight as the paper it was printed on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghettokracker71 View Post
    Must be nice.
    How do you mean? It's the same here in VA, all they can do is ask you to leave. If you refuse, it's trespassing. The only places off limits are those listed in the statute - a sign on a mall or whatnot doesn't carry the weight of law.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joshua M. Smith View Post
    The one sign I've ever seen in Indiana says "NO FIREARMS (except for those carried by law enforcement and legally licensed private citizens)." Because of the wording I'm thinking it's unenforceable in Indiana.
    That wording seems to simply state the obvious: that only those who are legally allowed to carry firearms may carry firearms (in the store).

    So technically it is enforceable -- in the same way that any law in Indiana that prohibits illegal carry of a firearm is enforceable. Seems kind of tautological to me. I wonder if they're just covering their butts. If they didn't post the sign, nothing would be different: it would still be legal for LEO and licensed carriers to have firearms in the store, and it would still be illegal for anyone not legally allowed to carry firearms to have firearms in the store. Right?

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    I have never seen any sign here in Indiana!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gun Bunny View Post
    I have never seen any sign here in Indiana!
    sign of what?
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