Hi and Welcome to Just Answer. I will be the expert that will be helping you today. I look forward to helping you solve your problem.
What is your specific question? What do you mean when you are asking about a grand father clause?
You do not have to click accept until after I answer your question. I do need to know the answers to what I asked you, so if you could reply, it would help. Thank you.
Federal law defines a number of classes of prohibited purchasers or possessors, including felons, fugitives, persons adjudicated as "mental defectives" or those committed to mental institutions, and leaves to the states the power to determine additional classes.
In addition to the federal prohibitions, Indiana has adopted other classes of prohibited persons, and incorporated some of the federal prohibitions as state offenses.
Indiana Code Annotated § 35-47-2-7(b) prohibits any person from transferring a handgun to an individual who the transferor has reasonable cause to believe:
A person may not sell, give, or otherwise transfer a handgun to any person under age 18. Section 35-47-2-7(a). In addition, a child (defined as a person under age 18 per section 35-47-10-3) who knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly possesses a firearm for any purpose other than those described in section 35-47-10-1 commits a Class A misdemeanor. Section 35-47-10-5.
In addition, any person convicted of domestic battery under section 35-42-2-1.3, or any person convicted of committing, attempting to commit, or conspiring to commit a serious violent felony, is prohibited from possessing a firearm. Sections 35-47-4-5, 35-47-4-6.
If any of this applies to your situation, you would not be able to own the weapon.
Your welcome. If you have not already, please click the accept button, so I can get credit for my answer.
DISCLAIMER: Answers from Experts on JustAnswer are not substitutes for the advice of an attorney. JustAnswer is a public forum and questions and responses are not private or confidential or protected by the attorney-client privilege. The Expert above is not your attorney, and the response above is not legal advice. You should not read this response to propose specific action or address specific circumstances, but only to give you a sense of general principles of law that might affect the situation you describe. Application of these general principles to particular circumstances must be done by a lawyer who has spoken with you in confidence, learned all relevant information, and explored various options. Before acting on these general principles, you should hire a lawyer licensed to practice law in the jurisdiction to which your question pertains.
The responses above are from individual Experts, not JustAnswer. The site and services are provided “as is”. To view the verified credential of an Expert, click on the “Verified” symbol in the Expert’s profile. This site is not for emergency questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals. Please carefully read the Terms of Service (last updated February 8, 2012).