Guns

St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's Office

The St. Joseph Co. Prosecutor's office has announced a man has been arrested after 38 weapons were seized and drugs including heroin, fentanyl, cocaine and meth were found during a search associated with the arrest.

Brandon Smith

Legislation expanding Indiana’s Stand Your Ground law and changing some gun regulations is headed to the governor’s desk.

Lawmakers made it harder for Hoosiers to change the gender on their driver's license. A House panel revived gun regulation changes. And Attorney General Curtis Hill's law license is in jeopardy.

Here's what you might have missed this week at the Statehouse.

Brandon Smith

Supporters of a bill expanding Indiana’s Stand Your Ground law insist it won’t encourage vigilante justice.

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The Indiana Court of Appeals has ruled that a gun owner who left a loaded handgun on the seat of an unlocked truck isn't liable for a deadly outcome after the weapon was stolen.
 
Court records say 16-year-old Matthew Kendall of Huntingburg died July 22, 2016, after he was shot in the head with a handgun that was taken that day by a 15-year-old boy who was showing the weapon to Kendall when it discharged. Kendall's mother sued the gun's owner for negligence.
 

Michigan City Police get 145 guns off the streets

Mar 2, 2019

Michigan City Police announced that a two-day gun drive that ended March 2nd, has taken 145 weapons off the streets in Laporte County. Police say the weapons taken in will be destroyed. 

The police provided a buyback incentive to encourage gun owners to turn in firearms. Sponsors who supported the buyback included Horizon Bank and the  Community Outreach Donation Fund.

Michigan City Police say criminals are stealing guns from legal owners in increasing numbers, fueling violent crimes.  

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

Wear Orange protests occurred across the country this weekend to bring awareness to gun safety. The South Bend Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America protested in orange, Saturday in Mishawaka.

 

Barbara Anguiano / WVPE

 

 

The National Constitutional Coalition of Patriotic Americans will host a pro-second amendment rally in Indianapolis on Saturday.

 

The event is expected to run about two hours, and coincides with similar events across the in state capitals across the country.
 

Tomorrow’s rally will take place at the Indianapolis Statehouse, where attendees will gather to hear speeches from state representatives, such as Republicans Jim Lucas, and Jim Baird, as well as second amendment advocates.
 

Federal law allows people to manufacture, sell, and own sawed-off shotguns, also known as short barrel shotguns, but Indiana law does not.