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The Jake Laird Law: Indiana Gun Rights and the Red Flag Law
The Jake Laird Law: Indiana Gun Rights and the Red Flag Law

The Indiana red flag gun law, commonly called the Jake Laird Law, was passed in 2005 and amended in 2019. Indiana was the second state in the U.S. to pass a red flag law , which permits law enforcement to seize and retain firearms from individuals who are deemed “dangerous” ...

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Blog posts in Firearms

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  • Firearms and Indiana’s “Dangerous Person” Statute

    Last month, Indiana Attorney General, Curtis Hill, met with President Donald Trump to discuss a little-known Indiana statute and express his desire to ...

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  • Aliens and Guns

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    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 ...

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    Answering the door is certainly the polite and neighborly thing to do. However, does an individual have to legally open the door of his or her ...

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