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Legal Information: Indiana

State Gun Laws

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October 8, 2019

If the abuser's gun(s) is taken away, what will happen to it?

If the abuser’s gun is taken away, the court will fill out a form that tells the abuser to give his/her guns to the state police and also describes the guns that must be surrendered. The form will be sent to the state police to let them know about the order, and the state police will notify the court if the abuser does not turn in his/her guns. The guns will be stored in the property room until any legal proceedings related to the gun have been completed. Once the proceedings are over, the gun will be destroyed.

Also, if the abuser uses his/her gun during a domestic violence incident or if the police officer responding to the incident thinks that the abuser’s gun is enough of a threat to you, the officer can confiscate the gun and store it until any legal proceedings related to the incident have been completed.1

1 IC § 35-33-1-1.5(b)