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Senate Bill 47 Clarifies Expungement Law

Indiana recently passed a new law eliminating confusion in the courts and establishing that the waiting period to obtain an expungement begins on the date a felony conviction is entered and does not start anew if that conviction is later reduced to a misdemeanor.

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Firearms Enhancement Affirmed in Intimidation Conviction

A man was convicted of felony intimidation in Elkhart County after threatening his wife. Intimidation is normally a misdemeanor, but in this case, the charge was enhanced from a Class A misdemeanor based on the allegation that he “drew a deadly weapon” while committing the offense.

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The 2A Project Promoting Constitutional Carry

Guy Relford has organized a group called “The 2A Project.” The goal of this group is to promote our right of self-defense, as bestowed by God and as protected against government infringement by the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and Article I, Section 32 of the Indiana Constitution.

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Expungement of Conspiracy to Commit Burglary

In Allen v. State of Indiana (Court of Appeals Case No.19A-XP-1013), the Indiana Court of Appeals addressed whether or not a conviction for conspiracy to commit burglary was a crime excluded from eligibility for expungement.

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2nd Amendment Sanctuaries — What is the Role of Your Local Sheriff?

Many states around the country, like Virginia, have been making a push to implement stringent gun control measures that include, among other things, universal background checks, magazine capacity limits, and so-called “assault weapons” bans. These attempts to regulate firearms are nothing new, but the efforts to implement these sorts of laws and regulations has seemingly intensified in recent years.

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Shooting Across Roads and Self-Defense

Late last summer, a spree shooter killed seven people and injured more than 20 while driving around Odessa, TX before he was shot by police. Setting aside the many tactical and marksmanship issues associated with shooting from vehicles, if an armed citizen faced a similar situation in your state, do laws that prohibit shooting from or across roads and from vehicles make an exception for self-defense?

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