Indiana has fairly weak gun laws, earning a D- on our Annual Gun Law Scorecard. Indiana was one of the earliest states to enact a type of extreme risk protection order law, which allows law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from at-risk individuals. In 2017, Indiana had the 20th-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns, particularly to neighboring Illinois, at the 11th-highest rate. To save lives from gun violence, Indiana could require a background check and waiting period for all firearm sales.

  • Handgun dealer licensing

  • Firearm prohibition for domestic violence misdemeanants

  • Extreme risk protection order law

  • Universal background checks

  • Assault weapon, 50 caliber rifle, and large capacity magazine ban

  • Firearm owner licensing

  • Firearm registration

  • Bulk firearm purchase restrictions

  • Waiting period

  • Handgun design safety standards

  • Local governments have authority to regulate firearms and ammunition