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Civilian Guns

Proportion of Adults Living in a Home With a Gun

ChartIn Indiana, the percentage of adults living in a household with a firearm is reported to be

2004: 38.0%1
2002: 39.0%2
2001: 39.1%3

Proportion of Households with Firearms

In Indiana, the percentage of households with one or more guns is reported to be

2004: 45.11%4

Proportion of Households with Firearms by Decade

ChartIn Indiana, the percentage of households with one or more guns is estimated to be

2001/2010: 55.2%5 6
1991/2000: 62.0%
1981/1990: 60.7%

ImpactsDeath and Injury

Total Number of Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual deaths resulting from firearms total

2014: 8187
2013: 857
2012: 800
2011: 638
2010: 709
2009: 735
2008: 723
2007: 670
2006: 742
2005: 705
2004: 639
2003: 696
2002: 723
2001: 729
2000: 666
1999: 680

Rate of All Gun Deaths per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of all gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2014: 12.407
2013: 13.04
2012: 12.24
2011: 9.79
2010: 10.93
2009: 11.38
2008: 11.25
2007: 10.50
2006: 11.72
2005: 11.23
2004: 10.25
2003: 11.23
2002: 11.74
2001: 11.90
2000: 10.95
1999: 11.25

Homicides (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual homicides by any means total

2013: 4007
2012: 345
2011: 314
2010: 315
2009: 341
2008: 323
2007: 374
2006: 375
2005: 368
2004: 332
2003: 347
2002: 385
2001: 437
2000: 367
1999: 386

Rate of Homicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of homicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 6.097
2012: 5.28
2011: 4.82
2010: 4.86
2009: 5.28
2008: 5.03
2007: 5.86
2006: 5.92
2005: 5.86
2004: 5.33
2003: 5.60
2002: 6.25
2001: 7.13
2000: 6.04
1999: 6.39

Gun Homicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual firearm homicides total

2013: 2987
2012: 251
2011: 202
2010: 223
2009: 245
2008: 235
2007: 251
2006: 264
2005: 257
2004: 224
2003: 247
2002: 242
2001: 290
2000: 218
1999: 271

Rate of Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of firearm homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 4.547
2012: 3.84
2011: 3.10
2010: 3.44
2009: 3.79
2008: 3.66
2007: 3.93
2006: 4.17
2005: 4.09
2004: 3.59
2003: 3.99
2002: 3.93
2001: 4.73
2000: 3.59
1999: 4.48

Handgun Homicides

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures8 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 1499 10
2012: 128
2011: 115
2010: 83
2009: 136
2008: 134
2007: 160
2006: 171
2005: 171
2004: 144
2003: 153
2002: 150
2001: 162
2000: 152
1999: 210
1998: 231
1997: 185
1996: 161
1995: 190

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures11 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 2.2712
2012: 1.96
2011: 1.76
2010: 1.28
2009: 2.11
2008: 2.09
2007: 2.51
2006: 2.70
2005: 2.72
2004: 2.31
2003: 2.47
2002: 2.44
2001: 2.64
2000: 2.50
1999: 3.47
1998: 3.85
1997: 3.11
1996: 2.73
1995: 3.25

Handgun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures8 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual handgun homicides total

2013: 1813 10
2012: 19
2011: 17
2010: 20
2009: 12
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 13
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 16
1999: 14

Rate of Handgun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures11 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of handgun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.31
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Homicides

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures14 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 139 10
2012: 16
2011: 21
2010: 18
2009: 22
2008: 20
2007: 21
2006: 30
2005: 27
2004: 16
2003: 19
2002: 20
2001: 24
2000: 8
1999: 15
1998: 28
1997: 26
1996: 17
1995: 29

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures15 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.2012
2012: 0.24
2011: 0.32
2010: 0.28
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.31
2007: 0.33
2006: 0.47
2005: 0.43
2004: 0.26
2003: 0.31
2002: 0.32
2001: 0.39
2000: 0.13
1999: 0.25
1998: 0.47
1997: 0.44
1996: 0.29
1995: 0.50

Long Gun Homicides (CDC)

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures14 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual long gun homicides total

2013: 1013 10
2012: 10
2011: 12
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 11
2006: 16
2005: 10
2004: 11
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 23
2000: 11
1999: 14

Rate of Long Gun Homicide per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures15 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of long gun homicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13 10
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.38
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Homicides (Other)

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures16 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 769 10
2012: 61
2011: 47
2010: 41
2009: 51
2008: 66
2007: 50
2006: 38
2005: 40
2004: 48
2003: 72
2002: 36
2001: 73
2000: 46
1999: 13
1998: 20
1997: 19
1996: 22
1995: 29

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures17 from the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.1612
2012: 0.93
2011: 0.72
2010: 0.63
2009: 0.79
2008: 1.03
2007: 0.78
2006: 0.60
2005: 0.64
2004: 0.77
2003: 1.16
2002: 0.58
2001: 1.19
2000: 0.76
1999: 0.22
1998: 0.33
1997: 0.32
1996: 0.37
1995: 0.50

Gun Homicides (Other) (CDC)

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures16 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), annual firearm homicides (other) total

2013: 27013 10
2012: 222
2011: 173
2010: 196
2009: 227
2008: 223
2007: 231
2006: 241
2005: 234
2004: 205
2003: 234
2002: 227
2001: 261
2000: 191
1999: 243

Rate of Gun Homicide (Other) per 100,000 People (CDC)

ChartIn Indiana, according to figures17 from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the annual rate of firearm homicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 4.1113 10
2012: 3.40
2011: 2.65
2010: 3.02
2009: 3.51
2008: 3.47
2007: 3.62
2006: 3.81
2005: 3.73
2004: 3.29
2003: 3.78
2002: 3.69
2001: 4.26
2000: 3.14
1999: 4.02

Suicides (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, annual suicides by any means total

2013: 9447
2012: 940
2011: 881
2010: 864
2009: 828
2008: 809
2007: 790
2006: 824
2005: 745
2004: 704
2003: 736
2002: 743
2001: 715
2000: 683
1999: 628

Rate of Suicide per 100,000 People (any method)

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of suicide by any means per 100,000 population is

2013: 14.377
2012: 14.30
2011: 13.52
2010: 13.33
2009: 12.82
2008: 12.59
2007: 12.38
2006: 13.01
2005: 11.87
2004: 11.29
2003: 11.88
2002: 12.07
2001: 11.67
2000: 11.23
1999: 10.39

Gun Suicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual firearm suicides total

2013: 5237
2012: 513
2011: 411
2010: 455
2009: 458
2008: 450
2007: 392
2006: 442
2005: 416
2004: 385
2003: 418
2002: 448
2001: 411
2000: 411
1999: 368

Rate of Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of firearm suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 7.967
2012: 7.85
2011: 6.31
2010: 7.02
2009: 7.09
2008: 7.00
2007: 6.14
2006: 6.98
2005: 6.63
2004: 6.18
2003: 6.75
2002: 7.28
2001: 6.71
2000: 6.76
1999: 6.09

Handgun Suicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual handgun suicides total

2013: 8313
2012: 80
2011: 66
2010: 65
2009: 67
2008: 82
2007: 59
2006: 56
2005: 58
2004: 58
2003: 69
2002: 57
2001: 38
2000: 60
1999: 71

Rate of Handgun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of handgun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 1.2613
2012: 1.22
2011: 1.01
2010: 1.00
2009: 1.04
2008: 1.28
2007: 0.92
2006: 0.88
2005: 0.92
2004: 0.93
2003: 1.11
2002: 0.93
2001: 0.62
2000: 0.99
1999: 1.17

Long Gun Suicides

ChartIn Indiana, the number of long gun suicides is

2013: 2513
2012: 29
2011: 24
2010: 41
2009: 29
2008: 35
2007: 36
2006: 36
2005: 36
2004: 38
2003: 38
2002: 45
2001: 41
2000: 51
1999: 37

Rate of Long Gun Suicide per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of long gun suicide per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.3813
2012: 0.44
2011: 0.37
2010: 0.63
2009: 0.45
2008: 0.54
2007: 0.56
2006: 0.57
2005: 0.57
2004: 0.61
2003: 0.61
2002: 0.73
2001: 0.67
2000: 0.84
1999: 0.61

Gun Suicides (Other)

ChartIn Indiana, annual gun suicides (other) total

2013: 41513
2012: 404
2011: 321
2010: 349
2009: 362
2008: 333
2007: 297
2006: 350
2005: 322
2004: 289
2003: 311
2002: 346
2001: 332
2000: 300
1999: 260

Rate of Gun Suicide (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of gun suicide (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 6.3213
2012: 6.18
2011: 4.93
2010: 5.38
2009: 5.60
2008: 5.18
2007: 4.66
2006: 5.53
2005: 5.13
2004: 4.64
2003: 5.02
2002: 5.62
2001: 5.42
2000: 4.93
1999: 4.30

Unintentional Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual unintentional shooting deaths total

2013: 157
2012: 14
2011: 14
2010: 18
2009: 22
2008: 21
2007: 15
2006: 20
2005: 13
2004: 14
2003: 16
2002: 24
2001: 21
2000: 23
1999: 23

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.237
2012: 0.21
2011: 0.21
2010: 0.28
2009: 0.34
2008: 0.33
2007: 0.24
2006: 0.32
2005: 0.21
2004: 0.22
2003: 0.26
2002: 0.39
2001: 0.34
2000: 0.38
1999: 0.38

Unintentional Handgun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual unintentional shooting deaths by handgun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Handgun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by handgun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Long Gun Deaths

ChartIn Indiana, annual unintentional shooting deaths by long gun total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Unintentional Long Gun Death per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by long gun per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Unintentional Gun Deaths (Other)

ChartIn Indiana, annual unintentional shooting deaths by firearm (other) total

2013: 1013
2012: 10
2011: 10
2010: 17
2009: 19
2008: 17
2007: 12
2006: 14
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 11
2003: 13
2002: 13
2001: 19
2000: 18
1999: 20

Rate of Unintentional Gun Death (Other) per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unintentional shooting death by firearm (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.33

Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Indiana, annual shooting deaths in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)7
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 10
2007: 7
2006: 8
2005: 9
2004: 8
2003: 6
2002: 3
2001: 4
2000: 10
1999: 10

Rate of Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause shooting deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)7
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.16
2007: 0.11
2006: 0.13
2005: 0.14
2004: 0.13
2003: 0.10
2002: 0.05
2001: 0.07
2000: 0.16
1999: 0.17

Handgun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Indiana, annual deaths by handgun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Handgun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause handgun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Long Gun Deaths from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Indiana, annual deaths by long gun in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Long Gun Death from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause long gun deaths per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Gun Deaths (Other) from Undetermined Cause

ChartIn Indiana, annual deaths by firearm (other) in which the cause remains undecided total

2013: 0 (suppressed)13
2012: 0 (suppressed)
2011: 0 (suppressed)
2010: 0 (suppressed)
2009: 0 (suppressed)
2008: 0 (suppressed)
2007: 0 (suppressed)
2006: 0 (suppressed)
2005: 0 (suppressed)
2004: 0 (suppressed)
2003: 0 (suppressed)
2002: 0 (suppressed)
2001: 0 (suppressed)
2000: 0 (suppressed)
1999: 0 (suppressed)

Rate of Gun Death (Other) from Undetermined Cause per 100,000 People

ChartIn Indiana, the annual rate of unknown-cause gun deaths (other) per 100,000 population is

2013: 0.00 (unreliable)13
2012: 0.00 (unreliable)
2011: 0.00 (unreliable)
2010: 0.00 (unreliable)
2009: 0.00 (unreliable)
2008: 0.00 (unreliable)
2007: 0.00 (unreliable)
2006: 0.00 (unreliable)
2005: 0.00 (unreliable)
2004: 0.00 (unreliable)
2003: 0.00 (unreliable)
2002: 0.00 (unreliable)
2001: 0.00 (unreliable)
2000: 0.00 (unreliable)
1999: 0.00 (unreliable)

Justifiable Gun Homicides

ChartIn Indiana, annual legal-intervention gun homicides total

2011: 2018
2010: 20
2009: 9
2008: 1119
2007: 9
2006: 10
2005: 13
2004: 6
2003: 12
2002: 11
2001: 720
2000: 4
1999: 8
1997: 8
1996: 8
1995: 8

TransfersGun Trade and Trafficking

Origin of Crime Guns

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rate)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, interstate gun traffickers had sourced their weapons from Indiana at a rate of 31.321 per 100,000 inhabitants

Suppliers of Crime Guns to Other US States (Rank)

When crime guns seized in the United States were traced, Indiana ranked at No. 821 out of 51 US jurisdictions as a source of weapons for interstate gun trafficking

MeasuresGun Regulation

Firearm Regulation - Guiding Policy

The regulation of guns in Indiana is categorised as permissive22

Firearm Law

Guiding gun control legislation in Indiana includes the Indiana Code and the Constitution of Indiana 185123

Firearm Regulation Authority

Guns in Indiana are regulated by the State of Indiana24 25 26

Right to Possess Firearms

In Indiana, the right to private gun ownership is conditionally guaranteed by the US Constitution,27 as limited by federal law28 and state law29 25 26

Restricted Firearms and Ammunition

In Indiana, civilians are not allowed to possess machine guns with few exceptions,30 but civilians are allowed to possess assault weapons,31 .50 calibre rifles32 and large capacity ammunition magazines33 25 26

Regulation of Automatic Weapons

In Indiana, private possession of fully automatic weapons is prohibited with only narrow exemptions30 34 25 26

Regulation of Semiautomatic Assault Weapons

In Indiana, private possession of semi-automatic assault weapons is permitted without a licence31 25 26

Regulation of Handguns

In Indiana, private possession of handguns (pistols and revolvers) is permitted without a licence35 36 25 26

Gun Ownership and Possession

In Indiana, non-prohibited persons of minimum age35 36 25 26 may lawfully acquire, possess or transfer a firearm or ammunition

Minimum Age for Firearm Possession

The minimum age for gun ownership in Indiana is 18 years (no minimum age for purchase)37 25 26

Domestic Violence and Firearms

Where a past history, or apprehended likelihood of family violence exists, the law in Indiana stipulates38 25 26 that firearm possession should be denied or revoked

Firearm Safety Training

In Indiana, an understanding of firearm safety and the law, tested in a theoretical and/or practical training course is not required39 25 26

Firearm Registration

Civilian Gun Registration

In Indiana, the law does not require (voluntary handgun registration)40 25 26 that a record of the acquisition, possession and transfer of each privately held firearm be retained in an official register

Gun Dealer Record Keeping

In Indiana, licensed firearm dealers are not required41 25 26 to keep a record of each firearm or ammunition purchase, sale or transfer on behalf of a regulating authority

Gun Sales and Transfers

Regulation of Private Gun Sales

In Indiana, the private sale and transfer of firearms is permitted42 25 26

Regulation of Dealer Gun Sales

In Indiana, dealing in firearms by way of business without a valid gun dealer’s licence is unlawful43 25 26

Background Checks for Private Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm in a private sale in Indiana is not obliged44 42 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Background Checks for Dealer Gun Sales

The buyer of a firearm from a licensed gun dealer in Indiana is obliged44 25 26 to pass official background checks before taking possession

Limit on Gun Dealer Sales

In Indiana, the number and type of firearms which can be sold by a licensed gun dealer to a single gun owner is not limited45 25 26

Number of Licensed Gun Dealers

ChartThe number of licensed firearm dealers in Indiana is reported to be

2015: 2,99446
2014: 2,98347
2013: 2,96148
2012: 2,82549
2011: 2,66750

Waiting Period for Gun Possession

In Indiana, the minimum wait for a lawful firearm purchase to be completed is undetermined51 25 26

Regulation of Gun Shows

In Indiana, gun shows and temporary firearm dealing events are regulated52 25 26 in law

Storage and Transport of Guns and Ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Private

Firearm regulations in Indiana do not include53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of private guns and ammunition

Firearm and Ammunition Storage Regulations - Dealer

Firearm regulations in Indiana do not include54 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition by licensed arms dealers

Firearm and Ammunition Transport Regulations

Regulations in Indiana include55 53 25 26 written specifications for the lawful safe storage of firearms and ammunition while in transit

Marking and Tracing Guns and Ammunition

Firearm Marking

In Indiana, a unique identifying mark on each firearm is required by law56 57 58 59 25 26

Ballistic Record of Firearms and Ammunition

In Indiana, the ballistic characteristics of each civilian firearm and its ammunition are not60 25 26 recorded in a register

Carrying Guns

Carrying Guns Openly in Public

In Indiana, carrying a firearm in plain view in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit (for handguns) and without a permit (for long guns)61 25 26

Carrying Hidden Handguns in Public

In Indiana, carrying a concealed firearm in a public place is allowed, subject to a valid permit39 25 26

Hidden Handgun Permit May, or Shall Be Issued

In Indiana, local licensing authorities "shall issue", without room for discretion,39 62 25 26 a hidden handgun carry permit to any non-prohibited person who applies

Reciprocity for Hidden Handgun Permit Holders

In Indiana, gun owners with a permit to carry hidden handguns issued in another jurisdiction are granted (recognises all states)39 25 26 reciprocal rights

Exempting Hidden Handgun Permit Holders from Background Checks

In Indiana, gun owners with a valid permit to carry a hidden handgun are not exempt39 25 26 from background checks when buying from a licensed gun dealer

Gun Free Zones

In Indiana, private guns are prohibited in commercial or charter aircrafts, airports, riverboat casinos, state fair grounds, care facilities (children), ports,63 vehicles (loaded, exposed firearms)55 and schools64 25 26

Grading US State Gun Laws

Gun Law Ranking – LCPGV

In their 'A-F' State Scorecard of US gun laws, the Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence ranked Indiana as ‘D-’65

Gun Law Ranking – Brady Campaign

ChartIn its annual State Scorecard, the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence scored firearm legislation in Indiana on a scale of 0 points (weak) to 100 points (strong)

2011: 466
2010: 467
2009: 668
2008: 869
2007: 870

Gun Law Ranking – Open Society Institute

In its Comparative Survey of State Firearm Laws, the Open Society Institute ranked Indiana at No. 3171 among 50 US States


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