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Legal Information: Indiana
Updated: December 11, 2020
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:
- has been convicted of a “serious violent felony;”1
- 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
- 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)
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