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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2021 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Indiana.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 10 May
Prohibited Purchasers Generally in Indiana
Federal law prohibits certain persons from purchasing or possessing firearms, such as felons, certain domestic abusers, and certain people with a history of mental illness.
Indiana prohibits any person from transferring a handgun to an individual who the transferor has reasonable cause to believe:
- Has been convicted of a felony or adjudicated a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, if the person seeking to obtain ownership or possession of the handgun is less than 23 years of age;
- Is a drug abuser;
- Is an alcohol abuser; or
- Is mentally incompetent.
Persons convicted of domestic battery may not possess or carry a firearm unless the person's right to possess a firearm has been restored.
Indiana courts may also prohibit certain abusers from possessing firearms in certain domestic violence protective orders…
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