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  • IndyGunworks

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    Read somewhere that these places are off limits.... anyone tell me otherwise... going to walk a trail in greenfield today and was thinking about OCing for the first time just to see how it feels...
     

    citizenvain

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    Read somewhere that these places are off limits.... anyone tell me otherwise... going to walk a trail in greenfield today and was thinking about OCing for the first time just to see how it feels...

    I have a hard time searching on this vbullentin forum software, but here what I found last night (as I was looking for the exact same thing, but for going to Brown County)

    https://www.indianagunowners.com/fo...discussion/16185-ingunowners_faqs_sticky.html

    Where am I allowed to carry in Indiana?
    Assuming you have your LTCH...not schools (including churches with preschools), not most government buildings, not most Federal property, not most of Indy City Parks. Yes, you can carry in most state parks.

    There are some links in there to other discussions. The restriction it mentions above seems to be specific to Indianapolis Parks, so it may not apply to Greenfield. I guess I need to learn if places that do not allow guns actually post signs letting you know so that you may disarm yourself in compliance without getting in trouble. Doesn't seem fair that you would need to hunt and research for every place you go, there should be signs!
     

    Dashman010

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    The relevant section of the Marion County code is:

    Sec. 631-108. Discharging firearms.
    It shall be unlawful for any person, unless authorized by resolution of the board of parks and recreation, to discharge any firearms or have possession of any firearms or other explosive devices, or to endanger others by the use of any weapon, article or device, within any park, playground or on any property controlled or leased by the department of parks and recreation, or on which a concession has been granted by it.

    However, there doesn't appear to be a penalty associated with this section of the code other than a fine, which would make this a civil infraction, and not a criminal offense. See:

    Sec. 103-3. General penalties for violations of Code.
    (a) Whenever in any chapter, article, division or section of this Code, or of any ordinances amendatory thereof or supplemental thereto:
    (1) The doing of any act, or the omission to do any act or to perform any duty, is declared to be a violation of this Code, or of any such amendatory or supplemental ordinance, or of any provision thereof, or is declared to be unlawful; and​
    (2) If there shall be no fine or penalty otherwise specifically prescribed or declared for any such violation, or for doing or for omitting to do any such act or to perform any such duty;
    any person found to have committed any such violation shall be fined, by way of a penalty therefor, an amount not exceeding any limitation under IC 36-1-3-8 for each such violation, act or omission.​
    (b) In addition to the foregoing penalty, the city may enjoin or abate any violation of this Code by appropriate action.

    Let me know if anybody finds anything else.
     

    AFA1CY

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    Posted again for your pleasure...


    Indianapolis Victim Zones

    REGIONAL PARKS
    Eagle Creek Park
    Garfield Park
    Riverside Park
    Sahm Park
    Southeastway Park

    COMMUNITY PARKS
    Bethel Park
    Broad Ripple Park
    Brookside Park
    Christian ParkDouglass Park
    Ellenberger Park
    Glenns Valley Nature Park
    Holliday Park
    JTV Hill Park
    Krannert Park
    Municipal Gardens
    Northwestway Park
    Perry Park
    Post Road Park
    Raymond Park/Indy Island (Located on school property)
    Rhodius ParkThatcher Park
    Washington Park
    Watkins ParkWindsor Village Park

    NEIGHBORHOOD/MINI PARKS
    Al E. Polin Park
    Andrew Ramsey Park
    Arsenal Park
    Babe Denny Park
    Barton Park
    Beckwith Memorial Park
    Bel Aire Park
    Bellamy Park
    Bertha Ross Park
    Beville Park
    Bluff Road Park
    Bowman Park
    Brightwood Park
    Broadway & 29th Street Park
    Broadway and 61st Park
    Brown's Corner Memorial Park
    Canterbury Park
    Carson Park
    Centennial and Groff Park
    Centennial and 20th Park
    Chapel Hill Park
    Christina Oaks Park
    Clayton and LaSalle Park
    Denver Park
    Dequincy Park
    Doris Cowherd Park
    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Park
    Dubarry Park
    Eagle Highlands Neighborhood Park
    Edna Balz Lacy Park
    Eva Talley Park
    Faculty Park
    Fairview Park
    Fall Creek and 16th Park
    Fall Creek and 30th Park
    Finch Park
    Forest Manor Park
    Fox Hill Manor
    Franklin Township Community Park
    Frank Young Park
    Friedman Park
    Gardner Park
    Gateway West Park
    German Church and 30th Park
    Greene Park
    Gustafson Park
    Haughville Park
    Hawthorne Park
    Highland Park
    Hot Shot Tot Lot
    Indianola Park
    James Foster Bruiser Gaines Park
    John Ed Park
    Juan Solomon Park
    Kelly Park
    Kin Hubbard Memorial Park
    Lentz Park
    Little Valley Park
    Max Bahr Park
    McCarty Triangle Park
    McCord Park
    Moreland Park
    Olin Park
    Orange Park
    Oscar Charleston Park
    Patricia Park
    Presidential Place
    Pride Park
    Paul Ruster Park
    Porter Playfield
    Ransom Place
    Retherford Park
    Rev Mozel Sanders Park
    Ridenour Park
    Ringgold Park
    Robey Park
    Roselawn Park
    Ross Claypool Park
    Sandorf Park
    Sexton Park Shambaugh Park Southside Park
    Spades Park
    Stacy Park
    Stout Field
    Stringtown Park
    Tarkington Park
    Thompson Park
    Tolin-Akeman Park
    Virginia Lee O'Brien Park
    Wes Montgomery Park
    Willard Park
    WISH Park

    Sports Complexs

    Chuck Klein Softball Complex
    John and Mary Geisse Soccer Complex
    Golc Soccer Fields
    Kuntz Memorial Soccer Stadium
    Lake Sullivan Sports ComplexMajor Taylor Velodrome, BMX track and Skatepark.
    The Frank and Judy O'Bannon Old Northside Soccer Park
    Town Run Trail Park
    Warren Township Little League
    Wilbur H. Shaw Soap Box Derby Race Track

    And all municipal golf courses

    Also Greenfield had a victim ordinance for their park system.

    Also check out Municode.com |Online Library
     

    wbjenks

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    Sahm park - water park? Is that on a list? I have a license so if discovered will I be ejected or arrested? Re read the list and I see Sahm is there. So What will happen if "Discovered"?
     

    citizenvain

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    Sahm park - water park? Is that on a list? I have a license so if discovered will I be ejected or arrested? Re read the list and I see Sahm is there. So What will happen if "Discovered"?

    In a perfect and fair world, we would only get ejected. But, we are magically suppossed to know every where you can't carry your protection and understand confusing legalese to know where we can carry. I'm pretty sure we would be arrested.

    For instance, if I'm not mistaken, since my drive us used as a bus stop for my kids, just my two kids, I can't carry in my driveway.

    As for the parks, only gang members are allowed to carry there. I think.
     

    henktermaat

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    "Victim zone" and "victim ordinance" is gun-owner speak for a no guns allowed zone or ordinance.

    The idea being that no one in that zone is armed, making everyone a safe and easy target for criminals.
     

    Griffeycom

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    OK, I don't see Military Park on that list, where does that place stand?

    Also, what about the Canal area?


    Anyone got an answer for me? Not sure where the Canal stands...I assume Military park probably counts towards indy parks...but the canal goes for quite a bit!
     

    Denny347

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    Anyone got an answer for me? Not sure where the Canal stands...I assume Military park probably counts towards indy parks...but the canal goes for quite a bit!
    I believe that they are all part of the White River State Park. Capital Police patrol the Canal as well as Military Park.
     

    AFA1CY

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    OK, I guess I answered my own question...

    Central Canal Towpath, Indy Greenways

    ca_map_175.gif


    Let's see, how much of this trail would I feel safe without carrying?
     

    Hoosier8

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    Good question. I do not know about the Canal downtown, just that you cannot carry on the Greenways, which really pisses me off since I live 1/2 block from the Monon and bike, walk, and run on it.

    You also cannot carry on Department of Waterworks property. That would include all of the canal and adjacent land that is under the DoW. You also cannot get a map of DoW property so may be in violation without knowing it.
     

    Griffeycom

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    Wow, no carry on the Monon? That was another question I forgot to ask, I figured no but that's just dumb. There were what, 3 robberies within a week last summer? One of them I know the victim, said he was knocked off his bike as he was riding by some punks. Maybe they knew no one would be carrying there!
     
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