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Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 2020 ‘Firearm Prohibitions in Indiana.’ Who Can Have a Gun. San Francisco, CA: Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence. 1 December
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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