STATEHOUSE (July 21, 2020) – Hoosiers no longer have to pay local or state fees for five-year gun licenses, thanks to a law supported in 2019 by State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).
He said the fee waiver applies to Indiana's Qualified License and Unlimited License, which were previously only valid for four years. Indiana's Qualified License is for hunting and target shooting, and the Unlimited License applies to concealed carry of handguns only.
"This law eliminates barriers Hoosiers faced previously when trying to exercise their Second Amendment right," Morrison said. "Government red tape should not stand in the way of citizens being able to defend themselves, their families and property."
Lifetime gun licenses are also available with applicable state and local fees, and additional hunting licenses for specific game are still required. For more information or to apply, visit the Indiana State Police Handgun Licensing Portal at firearms.ariesportal.com. The website may be unavailable when experiencing high traffic volumes, so check back if needed.
Morrison said the law also allows residents to register to vote when applying for gun licenses. The 2019 law also included civil protections for Hoosiers who use justifiable force to defend themselves and others, and allowing those legally possessing firearms to carry them on school property and at religious institutions.
State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42,
which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay,
Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.
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