Indiana prohibits issuance of a license to carry a handgun to any person who is under age 18, or is under age 23 if the person has been adjudicated a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult.1

With some exceptions, Indiana prohibits a person under 18 from knowingly, intentionally, or recklessly possessing a firearm except when supervised and at his or her residence or on property owned by a parent or guardian, or, for purposes of hunting, target shooting or safety training.2 Persons under 18 are also prohibited from selling or providing a firearm to another person under 18 except for the purposes described above.3

Indiana provides no minimum age for the sale of firearms to minors by adults, although federal age restrictions still apply.

See our Minimum Age to Purchase / Possess Firearms policy summary for a comprehensive discussion of this issue.


  1. Ind. Code Ann. § 35-47-2-3(g)(3), (4). ⤴︎
  2. Ind. Code Ann. § 35-47-10-5. ⤴︎
  3. Id. ⤴︎