INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – A 14-year-old boy going through processing at the Marion County Juvenile Center had a fake handgun permit in his possession. Investigators did not say where the boy got the fake permit.
In the police report, the boy told officers he could get a gun whenever he wanted one.
24-Hour News 8 found several sites online offering fake handgun permits. According to the Indiana State Police website, there are several steps one must go through to get a gun permit. Those steps include applying online, going through finger printing, and having to check in with your local police department.
A copy of the boy’s fake gun permit has not been released.
“I would hope law enforcement would know the difference,” said Steve Goodman who is currently applying for a gun permit.
Indiana gun permits are pink, and are about the size of your driver’s license. It also has a license number on the front, with an Indiana seal, and expiration date. The back of the card is filled with documentation from the State of Indiana.