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Indiana, Rhode Island and Virginia Updates

Gary Slider

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Indiana –  (Not Effective until July 1, 2022) The Governor has signed HB 1296 making Indiana the 24th state with Permitless Cary. Effective date for  Permitless Carry: July 1, 20222 Any person 18 years of age or older who can legally possess a firearm under State and Federal Law can carry a handgun openly or concealed  in the State of Indiana without a permit      http://iga.in.gov/static-documents/2/1/f/4/21f4b4d7/HB1296.04.ENRS.pdf

Rhode Island – The U.S. District Court Rhode Island has struck down Rhode Island’s ban on stun guns. Rhode Island was the last state with a total ban on stun guns. You can read the ruling at


Virginia – TThe Governor has signed S 758 which removed Switchblade Knives as illegal weapons from Virginia law.  This change did not remove all knives from the list of banned knives. You can read the Virginia bill at https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?221+ful+SB758ER+pdf

Knife Rights  https://kniferights.org  has a good article about;  “Knife Myths: The Switchblade Act Bans Owning & Carrying Automatics.”  at https://kniferights.org/resources/federal-switchblade-act/



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