Indiana residents soon will be able to legally own manufactured sawed-off shotguns under a repeal of the state’s ban on their possession.
The change takes effect July 1 under a bill approved by state lawmakers earlier this year allowing the manufacture, selling or ownership of shotguns with barrels 18 inches long or less.
Bill sponsor Sen. Jim Tomes, R-Wadesville, said the change would bring state law into line with federal regulations allowing ownership of short-barreled shotguns by those who pass background checks for permits from the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.
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