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Legal Information: Indiana

State Gun Laws

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Laws current as of November 14, 2023

If the abuser has been convicted of crime, can s/he keep or buy a gun?

Indiana state law says that a person cannot have or buy a gun if s/he:

  1. has been convicted of a “serious violent felony;”1
  2. was adjudicated delinquent for a crime that would have been a “serious violent felony” if committed by an adult, and is currently under age 26 or 28 depending on the severity of the crime;2 or
  3. has been convicted of the crime of domestic battery.3

Also, federal laws, which apply to all states, may restrict an abuser’s right to have a gun. Go to Federal Gun Laws to get more information.

1 IC § 35-47-4-5(c)
2 IC § 35-47-4-9(b)
3 IC § 35-47-4-6(a)