Ind. Code § 35-47-5-11.5

Current through P.L. 176-2022
Section 35-47-5-11.5 - Armor-piercing ammunition; offense; exceptions
(a) As used in this section, "armor-piercing ammunition" means:
(1) a projectile or projectile core that is designed and intended by the manufacturer for use in a handgun and that is constructed entirely (excluding the presence of traces of other substances) from one (1) or a combination of tungsten alloys, steel, iron, brass, bronze, or beryllium copper; or
(2) a full jacketed projectile larger than .22 caliber designed and intended by the manufacturer for use in a handgun and whose jacket has a weight of more than twenty-five percent (25%) of the total weight of the projectile.

The term does not include shotgun shot required by federal or state environmental or game regulations for hunting purposes, a frangible projectile designed for target shooting, a projectile that is primarily intended by the manufacturer to be used in a rifle or shotgun, or a handgun projectile that is designed and intended by the manufacturer to be used for hunting, recreational shooting, or competitive shooting.

(b) Except as provided in subsection (c), a person who knowingly or intentionally possesses, manufactures, sells, or delivers armor-piercing ammunition commits a Level 5 felony.
(c) Subsection (b) does not apply to the following:
(1) A person who manufactures, sells, or delivers armor-piercing ammunition for the use of:
(A) the United States;
(B) a department or agency of the United States;
(C) a state;
(D) a law enforcement agency; or
(E) a department, agency, or political subdivision of a state.
(2) A person who manufactures, sells, or delivers armor-piercing ammunition for export.
(3) A person who manufactures, sells, or delivers armor-piercing ammunition for the purpose of testing or experimentation.
(4) A law enforcement officer acting in the course of the officer's official duties.

IC 35-47-5-11.5

Added by P.L. 133-2017,SEC. 3, eff. 7/1/2017.