Sheriff outlines changes to gun permits going into effect July 1

Bartholomew County Sheriff Matt Myers is pointing out changes to the state’s gun permit laws that go into effect tomorrow.

Under the changes, fees will no longer be charged for either a 5-year or lifetime license to carry a handgun. The two licenses can also be held concurrently. The Sheriff’s Department will also no longer be taking fingerprints for the licenses.

Myers said that he supports the changes and does not believe that law-abiding citizens should have to pay a fee to exercise their rights.

You can get more information on applying for a gun permit here.

Locations and information for fingerprinting is available here.