State Law Background

Among other things, Indiana:

Indiana does not, however:

Local governments in Indiana generally lack authority to regulate firearms or ammunition, and the state requires local law enforcement to issue a concealed handgun license to any applicant who meets certain basic qualifications.

In 2016, Indiana had the 18th highest rate of gun deaths per capita among the states. Indiana is also a source of guns used in crimes in other states. Based on 2016 Firearms Trace Data from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, Indiana ranked 12th in the number of crime guns exported, and exported guns used in crimes at almost three times the rate at which it imported them.

Indiana Firearms Laws

For details about specific firearms laws in Indiana, choose a topic below, or see all of the firearms laws in this state.