HANDGUNS: To carry? Or not to carry?

COLUMBIA CITY — For some, carrying a handgun is a way of life, for others, its purely recreational.Regardless of the reason for registering for a handgun permit, police warn citizens to plan and prepare before they carry.In Indiana, people aren’t required to complete handgun training before receiving their permits. In fact, citizens don’t have to take a test regarding the laws of concealed or open carry.So when can — and can’t — you carry?Without a license, the options are limited.While the law allows for a person to carry within their home or place of business, they cannot have their gun accessible in the car or in public.Since the events at Sandy Hook Elementary School and the threat of more gun control, Whitley County has seen a drastic increase in handgun permit applications.To read the rest of this story, see the May 13 issue of The Post and Mail. Don't have a subscription? Call (260) 244-5153 or subscribe to our e-edition. For breaking news, sports updates and additional coverage, bookmark the homepage and find us on facebook and twitter.