New permitless carry law goes into effect in Indiana today

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Among the most controversial of the 15 new laws going into effect today in Indiana is the permitless carry bill.

The new law means Hoosiers will no longer need a permit to carry a licensed handgun whether it’s concealed or not.

Permits are still required to purchase a firearm, and anyone under the age of 18 is still not allowed to carry a gun.

In addition, convicted felons or those who purchase weapons from an unlicensed seller are also not allowed to carry a handgun.

The law goes into effect despite concerns from policing agencies statewide, who fear a spike in gun violence as a result of more people carrying weapons.

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