Need info on Indiana Pistol registration

Need info on Indiana Pistol registration

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    Need info on Indiana Pistol registration

    My son moved to Indiana. What, if anything does he need to do, to possess two pistols there? Used to live in Michigan.

    I have looked at Indiana information, and all I can find is this regarding registration,,,

    35-47-3-3. Firearms required to be registered – Return to rightful owner – Delivery to law enforcement agency.(a) This section applies to firearms that are required to be registered in the National Firearms Registration and TransferRecord.(b) Firearms shall be returned to the rightful owner at once following final disposition of the cause, if such return has notalready occurred under the terms of IC 35-33-5, and if such owner remains lawfully entitled to possess such firearmsaccording to applicable United States and Indiana statutes. If rightful ownership is not known, the law enforcement agencyholding the firearm shall make a reasonable and diligent effort to ascertain the rightful ownership and cause the return ofthe firearm being held, providing the owner remains lawfully entitled to possess such firearms.(c) Firearms that are not returnable under this section shall be at once delivered to:(1) the sheriff's department of the county in which the offense occurred, unless subdivision (2) applies; or(2) the city or town police force that confiscated the firearm if:(A) a member of the city or town police force confiscated the firearm; and(B) the city or town has a population of more than 2,500 and less than 600,000;following final disposition of the cause.(f) The court may order such firearms as are not returnable destroyed, specifying the exact manner of destruction andrequiring the receiving law enforcement agency or laboratory to make due return to the ordering court the time, date,method of destruction, and disposition of the remains of the destroyed firearm.
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    We don't have registration in Indiana.
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    SO, he doesn't need to go to the city he resides in, or the local sheriffs department and tell them he has them?
    Maybe thats why I couldn't find anything on it anywhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    My son moved to Indiana. What, if anything does he need to do, to possess two pistols there? Used to live in Michigan.

    I have looked at Indiana information, and all I can find is this regarding registration,,,

    35-47-3-3. Firearms required to be registered — Return to rightful owner — Delivery to law enforcement agency.(a) This section applies to firearms that are required to be registered in the National Firearms Registration and TransferRecord.(b) Firearms shall be returned to the rightful owner at once following final disposition of the cause, if such return has notalready occurred under the terms of IC 35-33-5, and if such owner remains lawfully entitled to possess such firearmsaccording to applicable United States and Indiana statutes. If rightful ownership is not known, the law enforcement agencyholding the firearm shall make a reasonable and diligent effort to ascertain the rightful ownership and cause the return ofthe firearm being held, providing the owner remains lawfully entitled to possess such firearms.(c) Firearms that are not returnable under this section shall be at once delivered to:(1) the sheriff's department of the county in which the offense occurred, unless subdivision (2) applies; or(2) the city or town police force that confiscated the firearm if:(A) a member of the city or town police force confiscated the firearm; and(B) the city or town has a population of more than 2,500 and less than 600,000;following final disposition of the cause.(f) The court may order such firearms as are not returnable destroyed, specifying the exact manner of destruction andrequiring the receiving law enforcement agency or laboratory to make due return to the ordering court the time, date,method of destruction, and disposition of the remains of the destroyed firearm.
    NFA items only, from this.
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    Just curious though any of the cities or counties have stricter requirements?

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    You can access summaries of Indiana and other state handgun laws at Handgunlaw.us.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    SO, he doesn't need to go to the city he resides in, or the local sheriffs department and tell them he has them?
    Maybe thats why I couldn't find anything on it anywhere.
    No sir, as @airslot mentioned, just NFA stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    SO, he doesn't need to go to the city he resides in, or the local sheriffs department and tell them he has them?
    Maybe thats why I couldn't find anything on it anywhere.
    Like many states, Indiana wisely enacted a Preemption Statute that prohibits local regulations regarding guns that conflict with or supersede state regulations. This statute eliminates the insanity that used to be very common in Illinois, for example, where Chicago had its own gun laws that were more restrictive than even the draconian Illinois state regulations. There are a few very limited exemptions to the Preemption Statute in Indiana that can be accessed on line if you are interested in the nitty-gritty.

    https://lawcenter.giffords.org/local...ms-in-indiana/

    The most pertinent language states:
    Preemption Statute

    The Indiana General Assembly has largely removed the ability of local governments to regulate firearms. Specifically, Indiana law prohibits local governments from regulating firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories or the “ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, registration, transfer, and storage” or “commerce in and taxation of” these items.1

    In 2014, Indiana prohibited localities and law enforcement agencies from using public funds to purchase privately owned firearms via a “buyback program” if the purpose of the program is to reduce the number of civilian-owned firearms or to permit civilians to sell firearms to the government without fear of prosecution.2
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    While he's at it, tell your son to grab Indiana's 'lifetime permit'.
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    Quote Originally Posted by oneshot View Post
    SO, he doesn't need to go to the city he resides in, or the local sheriffs department and tell them he has them?
    Maybe thats why I couldn't find anything on it anywhere.
    Not every state has communist dictator governments. Arkansas may not have THE best answer, but we’re improving! As far as I can determine, one can own as many pistols as they can afford in Indiana, and you don’t have to tell anyone or ask permission.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flintlock62 View Post
    Not every state has communist dictator governments. Arkansas may not have THE best answer, but we’re improving! As far as I can determine, one can own as many pistols as they can afford in Indiana, and you don’t have to tell anyone or ask permission.
    Right you are.
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