Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Central Indiana
Here in Indiana, you can purchase a hand gun without a permit, but they have to do a background check on you at the time of purchase. I suppose that's fair enough?? Actually, Indiana is quite good a letting citizens protect themselves by what ever means necessary. Here is the code copy/pasted if interested. I believe the words "public servant" refers to police officer:
Use of force to protect person or property
Sec. 2. (a) In enacting this section, the general assembly finds and declares that it is the policy of this state to recognize the unique character of a citizen's home and to ensure that a citizen feels secure in his or her own home against unlawful intrusion by another individual or a public servant. By reaffirming the long standing right of a citizen to protect his or her home against unlawful intrusion, however, the general assembly does not intend to diminish in any way the other robust self defense rights that citizens of this state have always enjoyed. Accordingly, the general assembly also finds and declares that it is the policy of this state that people have a right to defend themselves and third parties from physical harm and crime. The purpose of this section is to provide the citizens of this state with a lawful means of carrying out this policy........and then.......No person in this state shall be placed in legal jeopardy of any kind whatsoever for protecting the person or a third person by reasonable means necessary.