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State Gun Laws

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Laws current as of November 14, 2023

What is allowed under the firearms seizure and retention law?

The firearms seizure and retention law allows law enforcement officers to remove firearms from “dangerous individuals” and keep them until a hearing can be held where a judge decides whether the individual is a threat to himself/herself or others.1 In addition, if law enforcement already removed the firearm from someone who s/he believes to be a dangerous individual without a warrant, this law empowers the judge to allow law enforcement to keep the firearm.2

1 Ind. Code §§ 35-47-14-3(a)
2 Ind. Code § 35-47-14-3(b)