Look what came in the mail yesterday, my own lifetime permit to carry personal protection. It’s valid in Indiana, Michigan and other reciprocating carry states.
Before last year Indiana required a renewal of the permit every four years. Being a state that honors the Constitution our legislators and Governor Mitch signed legislation allowing non-felons the right to carry for life (pun intended).
My last permit ran out in early March. I went in to my local P.D. in February to get the ball rolling. Fingerprints, FBI background check, State Police background check and a final approval by our Chief of Police. The process usually took one month and a money order but this time it was over two months.
Now I am legally exercising my Constitutional right again, unless I use it recklessly. How many gang bangers in Chicago go through all the jumps I did before choosing to carry a gun?
It always seemed odd to me that no photo is required on the permit, it’s a simple pink sheet with cut out lines. After copying it will be cut out and laminated later today. And I will be carrying. Just because I can.
Here in the free world known as Indiana our U.S. Constitution still means something. And that means a lot to me.