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  • Aliens and Guns
    Aliens and Guns

    Effective this month, the possession of a firearm by an illegal alien is now a felony. Indiana Code 35-47-4 now states that an alien who is illegally or unlawfully present in the United States and ...

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  • Do I need a license to carry a handgun?
    Do I need a license to carry a handgun?

    In a previous blog from 2014, Keffer Barnhart LLP explained that Indiana law provides for certain areas and circumstances where a proper person can carry a handgun without a license. ...

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  • Not All Batteries Are the Same
    Not All Batteries Are the Same

    The act of battery is a violent offense, which is not to be confused with the legal concept of assault that deals with the threat of violence. A battery requires actual and unwanted physical contact ...

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  • What does the term “en banc” mean?
    What does the term “en banc” mean?

    Recently, the Seventh Circuit and the Fourth Circuit appellate courts have heard and rendered significant decisions “en banc” within the last month. On February 22, 2017, a divided Seventh Circuit ...

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  • Razor’s edge:  What is the difference between Switchblades and Spring-Assisted Knives?
    Razor’s edge: What is the difference between Switchblades and Spring-Assisted Knives?

    Under Indiana law, “[i]t is a Class B misdemeanor for a person to manufacture, possess, display, offer, sell, lend, give away, or purchase any knife with a detachable blade that may be ejected from ...

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  • Easy on the Trigger: Why a Handgun Permit Can be Denied?
    Easy on the Trigger: Why a Handgun Permit Can be Denied?

    When it comes to handgun permits, Indiana is a “shall” issue State, which means that the State will issue a license if requested unless the individual is not a “proper person” pursuant to Indiana ...

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