FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) - As of July 1, 2020, Indiana no longer charges fees for a five-year gun permit after a co-authored bill went into full effect.
Indiana House Bill 1284, spearheaded by House representatives Jim Lucas of Seymour in January 2019 and Ben Smaltz of Auburn, attracted the backing of the National Rifle Association.
The bill waives state and local fees for the five year, but previous four-year 'unlimited license' gun permit for concealed carry and the 'qualified license' gun permit for target shooting and hunting.
When asked about their take on the new law, the NRA said it will help with “removing barriers so that all law-abiding Hoosiers can carry a firearm for self-defense is a significant victory.”
No training is needed to acquire a permit in the state of Indiana.
Under the new law, gun owners will still be able to simultaneously keep their lifetime permit, five-year permit or both.
You can view the full bill below.