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I understand that in Indiana one must have a CCW in order to carry a handgun. Does this firearm have to belong to the carrier? Or can the carrier borrow a handgun from a friend or relative? A situation may be that one person (who is licensed to carry) is borrowing a particular pistol from a friend in order to see how it feels to carry all day before buying one for themselves. Would this be legal? Have any of you heard about this or thought about it?
 

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While some states do restrict you to specific weapons you are allowed to carry (as in make and model listed on your permit), to the best of my knowledge Indiana does not restrict what weapon you can carry. My 2 sons both live in Indiana and have their permits, and have carried the others weapon before.
 

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Archer about summed it up: It depends on your particular state's rules. For instance, here in TN there is no specification. If you have an HCP, you can carry any handgun.
 

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That is a state specific question, here in NY it has to be listed on your permit to possess it. You will have to check Indiana laws to be sure.
 

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That is a state specific question...You will have to check Indiana laws to be sure.
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In addition, "can you" and "should you" are two important considerations.

For example, in MI it would be legal for me to carry my wife's pistols (we both have a CC permit). We very (very) rarely do this (from time to time we do on our way into a range).

One reason, if used in a SD situation, or just during a traffic stop, one less thing to explain.
 

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In addition, "can you" and "should you" are two important considerations.

For example, in MI it would be legal for me to carry my wife's pistols (we both have a CC permit). We very (very) rarely do this (from time to time we do on our way into a range).

One reason, if used in a SD situation, or just during a traffic stop, one less thing to explain.
In Ohio, there's absolutely no restriction on the specific handgun carried, its ownership or the quantity.

In Ohio, there's nothing to "explain". You have a valid CHL (or recognized out of state equivalent) and you're carrying a firearm where you're permitted to. End of story. There's no state or local registration, so they wouldn't know who owned a particular gun in the first place.
 

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In Ohio, there's absolutely no restriction on the specific handgun carried, its ownership or the quantity.

In Ohio, there's nothing to "explain". You have a valid CHL (or recognized out of state equivalent) and you're carrying a firearm where you're permitted to. End of story. There's no state or local registration, so they wouldn't know who owned a particular gun in the first place.
Thats mostly correct, but some cities in Ohio do have registration. The funny thing is, it can't be enforced due to the statutes being illegal. Just one of the goofy things about Ohio.

But, I believe the question was for Indiana anyway.
 

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That is a state specific question, here in NY it has to be listed on your permit to possess it. You will have to check Indiana laws to be sure.
So, if you go out and purchase a new handgun, you need to go have your permit updated to reflect that new weapon prior to carrying it?
 

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So, if you go out and purchase a new handgun, you need to go have your permit updated to reflect that new weapon prior to carrying it?
Correct.... You must have it added before you can even pick it up from the dealer or private seller.
 

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Having lived my entire life in Michigan and Ohio, I have to say Ohio gun laws, in general, are definitely easier to live with when compared to neighboring states.
 

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Thats mostly correct, but some cities in Ohio do have registration. The funny thing is, it can't be enforced due to the statutes being illegal. Just one of the goofy things about Ohio.

But, I believe the question was for Indiana anyway.
That's hardly an Ohio problem though. Lots of jurisdictions have obsolete or unconstitutional statutes that they never bothered to repeal, knowing that they can't be lawfully enforced anyway. I'll bet that if you go through the state and local ordinances across the south, you'll find plenty of things that would make David Duke feel all tingly "down there", notwithstanding the fact that they might currently have Black mayors or governors. It's like a "restrictive covenant" in a deed. You can have anything in there you want. It doesn't mean squat if it violates law or the Constitution.
 

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Having lived my entire life in Michigan and Ohio, I have to say Ohio gun laws, in general, are definitely easier to live with when compared to neighboring states.
And getting easier all of the time.

I expect restaurant carry (carry in a liquor serving restaurant when NOT drinking) to pass in the next year or so. It'll make life a WHOLE lot easier for me.

Next, we need to get rid of notification.
 

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Here In Ky you can carry anything. Switch blades, brass knuckles , nun-chucks and any pistol you want.
 

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I don't know about the legallities but I wouldn't feel comfortable W/ someone else's gun.

I don't like borrowing hand tools either
 

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Correct.... You must have it added before you can even pick it up from the dealer or private seller.
That stinks. I'm glad VA has fairly reasonable gun laws. So if you have 10 handguns, you have to have them all listed to carry them? Is there a limit? What if you are a gun collector and have hundreds of handguns? Sorry for playing 20 questions...I'm just curious.
 

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I actually called the CT Department of Safety about this question. My wife also has her CCW, but all of the guns are registered under me. They basically said that you can carry any legal handgun, but could the owner could be held liable/responsible if a crime was committed with it.

YMMV.
 

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You are good to go as long as the handgun is legally in your possesion. This is stated on your Indiana LTCH.
At one time in Indiana this wasn't the case, you could only carry what was listed on your permit. I still have one of my Dad's old permits, and it cost a whopping $1 (course a buck wasn't easy to come by in 1944).
Thank God times have changed.

 

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...Ohio gun laws, in general, are definitely easier to live with when compared to NIGHBORING states.
No disrespect is intended as opinions are just opinions and you're certainly entitled to yours, but you must still be looking at some REALLY strange sort of map, indeed, if it doesn't show that Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and West Virginia border Ohio!

More likely though,you know very little about THEIR concealed carry laws in making that kind of comparison.
 

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In my state it says nothing of the sort regarding carrying someone else's gun. If you are legal CWP you are legal. But common sense tells me no, I probably don't know someone else's gun. So I don't do that, for even more reasons than I will go into here, like what if it's stolen???
 
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