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    Important Indiana carry information


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    Post by DarinBolvin Tue Mar 04, 2014 6:29 pm

    Concealed Carry

    Indiana is a shall-issue state, meaning concealed carry permits must be issued to qualified candidates. Residents (or non-residents with businesses in Indiana) apply for carry permits through their local law enforcement agency and permits are issued by the Indiana State Police. Applicants are required to submit to fingerprinting and a background check but are not required to pass a handgun safety course. The cost is $30 for a four-year permit and $75 for a lifetime permit. Persons with a permit can carry handguns concealed or openly. Open carry is prohibited for persons without a permit.

    Castle Doctrine

    Indiana is a castle doctrine state with a “stand your ground” law. The statute does not require a duty to retreat, providing legal immunity for citizens who use reasonable force to protect themselves, their property or another person if they believe that serious bodily injury, a forcible felony or theft of property is imminent. Deadly force is justified under Indiana law if a person believes it is necessary to prevent a criminal’s forcible entry into their house or vehicle.

    Pro-Gun Provisions

    Indiana has a workplace protection law that protects employees who have a gun in a vehicle parked on their employer’s property.

    The state also has a firearm preemption law that prohibits local governments from passing gun laws more restrictive than state law. However, a few municipalities have laws that were grandfathered in before the preemption law was enacted in 1994. The most notable exceptions are East Chicago and Gary, which have bans on assault weapons. The City of Speedway also has a law on the books banning concealed carry even for permitted gun owners. However, the ordinance is not enforced.

    Indiana has a range protection law that protects firing ranges.


    Gun bans: None statewide. Notable exceptions are the municipalities of East Chicago and Gary, which have assault weapons bans.

    Waiting periods for gun purchases: No.

    License or permit to purchase guns: No.

    Registration of guns: No.

    Places where guns cannot be carried even with a concealed carry permit include:

    School campuses
    School activities
    State fairs
    Shipping ports
    Riverboat casinos

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