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Our online training course will allow you to apply for your Virginia Non Residents Carry Permit/Licenses which is honored in Indiana.

Virginia Non Residents Carry Permit/Licenses will allow you to carry in Indiana as well as other states!

Indiana Concealed Carry Permit

Read below to view the most recent laws, regulations and guidelines regarding Indiana's Concealed Carry Laws As Of 2016*
 

IMPORTANT!!

Does This Course Qualify Me To Obtain A Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License?

Yes. You will NOT be applying for your permit in the state you reside.  This is for you to obtain a Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License which is accepted in Indiana as a valid concealed carry permit.

How Long Is The Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License Good For?

Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License are valid for 5 years.  We suggest you apply at least 90 days before the expiration of your permit to be sure you have plenty of time to submit it to the Virginia State Police to be renewed to allow enough time for you to get your new permit before the old one expires.

How to apply for your Virginia Non-Resident Permit:

To apply for your VA non-resident Permit visit: http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms_NonresidentConcealed.shtm

You can also go to www.vsp.state.va.us and on the left side of the page click the link for "firearms/concealed handguns" and then click on "Nonresident Concealed Handgun Permits" link.This will bring you to a page that details the application process. You can begin the application process immediately by downloading their checklist of all the documents that need to be prepared to make your application.This webpage will give you everything you need to apply.

PLEASE NOTE:

To obtain your Virginia Non Resident Carry Permit/License, you will need to submit an additional $100 made payable to the Virginia Police.

This class/training is only valid for one year before you apply for your permit.  If you do not apply within one year, your training will not be valid and you will have to retake training per state law.

LAWS, REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES

*Laws and outlines are updated to the best of our ability. 

Indiana Conceal Carry Laws Updated As Of 2016*


  • Reciprocity Guidelines for Indiana

    The State of Indiana honors the permits and licenses from all other states per the below statute: IC 35-47-2-21 Recognition of Retail Dealers' Licenses and Licenses to Carry Handguns Issued by Other States

    Sec. 21. (a) Retail dealers' licenses issued by other states or foreign countries will not be recognized in Indiana except for sales at wholesale. (b) Licenses to carry handguns, issued by other states or foreign countries, will be recognized according to the terms thereof but only while the holders are not residents of Indiana.

  • Applying for a Permit in Indiana

    The process to apply for a permit has changed as of October 1, 2014 where they no longer accept paper applications for a permit. All permit applications must be done via the electronic application process. The renew or change address process is also online. Additionally, the permit is now a hard plastic card.

    Application Process for the firearms permit:

    1. The first step is to complete the online application. After completing the application the site will provide instructions for how to complete the fingerprinting process and pay the fees.
    2. Complete the electronic fingerprinting.
    3. Take the application number to the law enforcement office and provide the appropriate fee.
    4. The application process is transmitted electronically to the ISP for review and when it is approved it is sent electronically. Rejections are also notified via mail and it is possible to file an appeal.

    Additional information – the online payment service is a service provided by the state with a online service provider. Processing fees will apply per Indiana Code 4-13.1-2-4. Applicants who do not use the service available online must provide a certified check or money order to the firearms unit of the Indiana State Police.

    IC 35-47-2-3 is the state Statute for Application for License to Carry Handgun; Procedure

    Part of the application process requires that applicants list the county where they reside and then follow all other applicable requirements.

    Fees for the first year are $10/$5 for the local fees and then state fees of $30.

    Lifetime fees with no current license are $50/$30 and $75 for the state.

    Lifetime fees with a current license are $40/$30 and $60 for the state.

  • Applying for a Non-Resident Permit

    Nonresident applicants should follow the process for residents. If there are questions contact the Sheriff where you have a business. Additionally, if there is additional evidence required if should be provided at time of application.

    IC 35-47-2-4 (f) The superintendent may not issue a lifetime qualified license or a lifetime unlimited license to a person who is a resident of another state. The superintendent may issue a four (4) year qualified license or a four (4) year unlimited license to a person who is a resident of another state and who has a regular place of business or employment in Indiana as described in section 3(a)(3) of this chapter.

  • Carry Permit Limitations

    Places where carrying is not permitted include school property, school buses, commercial/charter aircraft, airport controlled areas, state fairs and shipping ports. Below are the specific requirements regarding off-limit locations for carrying.

    IC 35-47-9-1, Sec. 1. This chapter does not apply to the following:
    (1) A: (A) federal; (B) state; or (C) local; law enforcement officer.
    (2) A person who may legally possess a firearm and who has been authorized by: (A) a school board (as defined by IC 20-26-9-4); or (B) the body that administers a charter school established under IC 20-24; to carry a firearm in or on school property.
    (3) A person who: (A) may legally possess a firearm; and (B) possesses the firearm in a motor vehicle that is being operated by the person to transport another person to or from a school or a school function.
    (4) A person who is a school resource officer, as defined in IC 20-26-18.2-1.
    (5) A person who: (A) may legally possess a firearm; and (B) possesses a firearm that is: (i) locked in the trunk of the person's motor vehicle; (ii) kept in the glove compartment of the person's locked motor vehicle; or (iii) stored out of plain sight in the person's locked motor vehicle.

    People in this specific section do not include those who are enrolled as a student except those who are of high school age. The school’s principal can approve keeping weapon in a person’s private vehicle when a person is competing or practicing an organized sport.

    Additional requirements for carrying are outlined in the below statutes:

    IC 35-31.5-2-285
    Sec. 285. "School property" means the following:

    (1) A building or other structure owned or rented by: (A) a school corporation; (B) an entity that is required to be licensed under IC 12-17.2or IC 31-27; (C) a private school that is not supported and maintained by funds realized from the imposition of a tax on property, income, or sales; or (D) a federal, state, local, or nonprofit program or service operated to serve, assist, or otherwise benefit children who are at least three (3) years of age and not yet enrolled in kindergarten, including the following: (i) A Head Start program under 42 U.S.C. 9831 et seq. (ii) A special education preschool program. (iii) A developmental child care program for preschool children.

    (2) The grounds adjacent to and owned or rented in common with a building or other structure described in subdivision (1).

    IC 35-47-11.1-4 Political Subdivision May:

    (5) The enactment or enforcement of a provision prohibiting or restricting the possession of a firearm in any building that contains the courtroom of a circuit, superior, city, town, or small claims court. However, if a portion of the building is occupied by a residential tenant or private business, any provision restricting or prohibiting the possession of a firearm does not apply to the portion of the building that is occupied by the residential tenant or private business, or to common areas of the building used by a residential tenant or private business.

    68 IAC 1-7-1 Weapons on the Riverboat (d) The riverboat licensee shall provide a secure place to which patrons do not have access to store weapons checked by patrons, off duty law enforcement officers, or off duty federal enforcement officers.

    312 IAC 8-2-3 Firearms, Hunting, and Trapping (Edited for Space Considerations)

    Sec. 3. (a) A person must not possess a firearm or bow and arrows on a DNR property unless one (1) of the following conditions apply: (1) The firearm or bow and arrows are: (A) unloaded and unnocked; and (B) placed in a case or locked within a vehicle. (4) The person possesses a handgun on a DNR property other than a reservoir owned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers or Falls of the Ohio State Park: (A) with a valid unlimited license to carry a handgun: (i) issued under IC 35-47-2-3; or (ii) recognized under IC 35-47-2-21(b);

    Note: The State of Indiana honors licenses from other states per IC 35-47-2-21, (b) Licenses to carry handguns, issued by other states or foreign countries, will be recognized according to the terms thereof but only while the holders are not residents of Indiana. As added by P.L.311-1983, SEC.32.

    The same restrictions of the permit’s state will apply in the State of Indiana.

    Per senate bill 154 14-16-1-23 permit holders are allowed to possess a loaded handgun on snowmobiles and ATVs.

  • Gun Sign Requirements and Limitations

    Gun signs in the State of Indiana do not have the force of law.

    The only time that gun signs have the force of law is when they are posted on locations where carrying is prohibited by law. If the location is not explicitly prohibited by Indian state law then the property owner may ask you to leave. There are numerous reference materials available with information regarding where firearms can be carried.

  • Personal Vehicle Storage Limitations

    IC 34-28-7 Possession of Firearms and Ammunition in Locked Vehicles

    Sec. 1. This chapter applies only to possession of a firearm or ammunition by an individual who may possess the firearm or ammunition legally. This chapter does not apply to the possession of a firearm, ammunition, or other device for which an individual must possess a valid federal firearms license issued under 18 U.S.C. 923 to possess the firearm, ammunition, or other device.

    Sec. 2. (a) Notwithstanding any other law and except as provided in subsection (b), a person may not adopt or enforce an ordinance, a resolution, a policy, or a rule that: (1) prohibits; or (2) has the effect of prohibiting; an employee of the person, including a contract employee, from possessing a firearm or ammunition that is locked in the trunk of the employee's vehicle, kept in the glove compartment of the employee's locked vehicle, or stored out of plain sight in the employee's locked vehicle. (b) Subsection (a) does not prohibit the adoption or enforcement of an ordinance, a resolution, a policy, or a rule that prohibits or has the effect of prohibiting an employee of the person, including a contract employee, from possessing a firearm or ammunition: (1) on the property of: (A) a child caring institution; (B) an emergency shelter care child caring institution; (C) a private secure facility; (D) a group home; (E) an emergency shelter care group home; or (F) a child care center in violation of 465 IAC 2-9-80, 465 IAC 2-10-79, 465 IAC 2-11- 80, 465 IAC 2-12-78, 465 IAC 2-13-77, or 470 IAC 3-4.7-19; (2) on the property of a penal facility (as defined in IC 35-41-1-21); (3) in violation of federal law; (4) in or on property belonging to an approved postsecondary educational institution (as defined in IC 21-7-13-6(b));
    (5) on the property of a domestic violence shelter; (6) at the employer's residence; (7) on the property of a person that is: (A) subject to the United States Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards issued April 9, 2007; and (B) licensed by the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission under Title 10 of the Code of Federal Regulations; (8) on property owned by: (A) a public utility (as defined in IC 8-1-2-1) that generates and transmits electric power; or (B) a department of public utilities created under IC 8-1-11.1; or (9) in the employee's personal vehicle if the employee, including a contract employee, is a direct support professional who: (A) works directly with individuals with developmental disabilities to assist the individuals to become integrated into the individuals' community or least restrictive environment; and (B) uses the employee's personal vehicle while transporting an individual with developmental disabilities.

    Sec. 3. (a) An individual who believes that the individual has been harmed by a violation of section 2 of this chapter may bring a civil action against the person who is alleged to have violated section 2 of this chapter, other than a person set forth in IC 34-6-2-103(j)(2). (b) If a person is found by a court, in an action brought under subsection (a), to have violated section 2 of this chapter, the court may do the following: (1) Award: (A) actual damages; and (B) court costs and attorney's fees; to the prevailing individual. (2) Enjoin further violations of this chapter.

    Sec. 4. This chapter does not limit a person's rights or remedies under any other state or federal law.

    Sec. 5. A court does not have jurisdiction over an action brought against an employer who is in compliance with section 2 of this chapter for any injury or damage resulting from the employer's compliance with section 2 of this chapter.

  • Officer Notification Requirements

    You are not required to notify an officer when contacted.

    IC 35-47-2-24 Indictment or Information; Defendant's Burden to Prove Exemption or License; Arrest, Effect of Production of Valid License, or Establishment of Exemption

    Sec. 24. (a) In an information or indictment brought for the enforcement of any provision of this chapter, it is not necessary to negate any exemption specified under this chapter, or to allege the absence of a license required under this chapter. The burden of proof is on the defendant to prove that he is exempt under section 2 of this chapter, or that he has a license as required under this chapter.

    (b) Whenever a person who has been arrested or charged with a violation of section 1 of this chapter presents a valid license to the prosecuting attorney or establishes that he is exempt under section 2 of this chapter, any prosecution for a violation of section 1 of this chapter shall be dismissed immediately, and all records of an arrest or proceedings following arrest shall be destroyed immediately.

  • Carry Restrictions for State, National and other Public Lands

    The State of Indiana allows carrying in state parks, state forests, national forests, state WMAs and road side rest areas.

  • Traveling in a Vehicle with a Firearm without a Indiana Permit

    Carrying is not permitted without a valid permit or license per the below the statutes.

    IC 35-47-2-1 Carrying a Handgun Without A License or By a Person Convicted of Domestic Battery; Exceptions

    Sec. 1. (a) Except as provided in subsections (b) and (c) and section 2 of this chapter, a person shall not carry a handgun in any vehicle or on or about the person's body without being licensed under this chapter to carry a handgun. (b) Except as provided in subsection (c), a person may carry a handgun without being licensed under this chapter to carry a handgun if: (3) the person carries the handgun in a vehicle that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by the person, if the handgun is: (A) unloaded; (B) not readily accessible; and (C) secured in a case; (4) the person carries the handgun while lawfully present in a vehicle that is owned, leased, rented, or otherwise legally controlled by another person, if the handgun is: (A) unloaded; (B) not readily accessible; and (C) secured in a case;

    § 926A. Interstate Transportation of Firearms

    Notwithstanding any other provision of any law or any rule or regulation of a State or any political subdivision thereof, any person who is not otherwise prohibited by this chapter from transporting, shipping, or receiving a firearm shall be entitled to transport a firearm for any lawful purpose from any place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm to any other place where he may lawfully possess and carry such firearm if, during such transportation the firearm is unloaded, and neither the firearm nor any ammunition being transported is readily accessible or is directly accessible from the passenger compartment of such transporting vehicle: Provided, That in the case of a vehicle without a compartment separate from the driver’s compartment the firearm or ammunition shall be contained in a locked container other than the glove compartment or console.

  • Open Carry Laws for Indiana

    The State of Indiana is an open carry state but when you are in places that are off limits you must have a valid permit. Look at the specific carrying requirements for other situations.

    When traveling to other states make sure to check the permit and carry requirements to ensure you are carrying legally.

  • Carry Law Preemptions for Indiana

    IC 35-47-1-5

    "Firearm" Sec. 5. "Firearm" means any weapon: (1) that is: (A) capable of expelling; or (B) designed to expel; or (2) that may readily be converted to expel; a projectile by means of an explosion.

    IC 35-47-1-2.5"Ammunition", for purposes of IC 35-47-11.1, means: (1) fixed cartridge ammunition; (2) shotgun shells; (3) the individual components of fixed cartridge ammunition and shotgun shells; (4) projectiles for muzzle loading firearms; and (5) any propellant used in a firearm or in firearm ammunition.

    IC 35-47-1-5.1 Sec. 5.1. "Firearm accessory" means: (1) any device specifically adapted to enable: (A) the wearing or carrying about one's person; or (B) the storage or mounting in or on any conveyance; of a firearm; and (2) any attachment or device specifically adapted to be inserted into or affixed onto any firearm to enable, alter, or improve the functioning or capabilities of the firearm.

    IC 35-47-11.1 Chapter 11.1. Local Regulation of Firearms, Ammunition, and Firearm Accessories

    Sec. 1. This chapter applies to a political subdivision (as defined in IC 3-5-2-38).

    Sec. 2. Except as provided in section 4 of this chapter, a political subdivision may not regulate: (1) firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; (2) the ownership, possession, carrying, transportation, registration, transfer, and storage of firearms, ammunition, and firearm accessories; and (3) commerce in and taxation of firearms, firearm ammunition, and firearm accessories.

    Sec. 3. Any provision of an ordinance, measure, enactment, rule, or policy or exercise of proprietary authority of a political subdivision or of an employee or agent of a political subdivision acting in an official capacity: (1) enacted or undertaken before, on, or after June 30, 2011; and (2) that pertains to or affects the matters listed in section 2 of this chapter; is void.

    Sec. 4. This chapter may not be construed to prevent any of the following:

    (1) A law enforcement agency of a political subdivision from enacting and enforcing regulations pertaining to firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories issued to or used by law enforcement officers in the course of their official duties.

    (2) Subject to IC 34-28-7-2, an employer from regulating or prohibiting the employees of the employer from carrying firearms and ammunition in the course of the employee's official duties.

    (3) A court or administrative law judge from hearing and resolving any case or controversy or issuing any opinion or order on a matter within the jurisdiction of the court or judge.

    (4) The enactment or enforcement of generally applicable zoning or business ordinances that apply to firearms businesses to the same degree as other similar businesses. However, a provision of an ordinance that is designed or enforced to effectively restrict or prohibit the sale, purchase, transfer, manufacture, or display of firearms, ammunition, or firearm accessories that is otherwise lawful under the laws of this state is void. A unit (as defined in IC 36-1-2-23) may not use the unit's planning and zoning powers under IC 36-7-4 to prohibit the sale of firearms within a prescribed distance of any other type of commercial property or of school property or other educational property.

    (5) The enactment or enforcement of a provision prohibiting or restricting the possession of a firearm in any building that contains the courtroom of a circuit, superior, city, town, or small claims court. However, if a portion of the building is occupied by a residential tenant or private business, any provision restricting or prohibiting the possession of a firearm does not apply to the portion of the building that is occupied by the residential tenant or private business, or to common areas of the building used by a residential tenant or private business.

    (6) The enactment or enforcement of a provision prohibiting or restricting the intentional display of a firearm at a public meeting.

    (7) The enactment or enforcement of a provision prohibiting or restricting the possession of a firearm in a public hospital corporation that contains a secure correctional health unit that is staffed by a law enforcement officer twenty-four (24) hours a day.

    (8) The imposition of any restriction or condition placed on a person participating in: (A) a community corrections program (IC 11-12-1); (B) a forensic diversion program (IC 11-12-3.7); or (C) a pretrial diversion program (IC 33-39-1).

    (9) The enforcement or prosecution of the offense of criminal recklessness (IC 35-42-2-2) involving the use of a firearm. (10) For an event occurring on property leased from a political subdivision or municipal corporation by the promoter or organizer of the event: (A) the establishment, by the promoter or organizer, at the promoter's or organizer's own discretion, of rules of conduct or admission upon which attendance at or participation in the event is conditioned; or (B) the implementation or enforcement of the rules of conduct or admission described in clause (A) by a political subdivision or municipal corporation in connection with the event.

    (11) The enactment or enforcement of a provision prohibiting or restricting the possession of a firearm in a hospital established and operated under IC 16-22-2 or IC 16-23.

    (12) A unit from using the unit's planning and zoning powers under IC 36-7-4 to prohibit the sale of firearms within two hundred (200) feet of a school by a person having a business that did not sell firearms within two hundred (200) feet of a school before April 1, 1994.

    (13) A unit (as defined in IC 36-1-2-23) from enacting or enforcing a provision prohibiting or restricting the possession of a firearm in a building owned or administered by the unit if: (A) metal detection devices are located at each public entrance to the building; (B) each public entrance to the building is staffed by at least one (1) law enforcement officer: (i) who has been adequately trained to conduct inspections of persons entering the building by use of metal detection devices and proper physical pat down searches; and (ii) when the building is open to the public; and (C) each: (i) individual who enters the building through the public entrance when the building is open to the public; and (ii) bag, package, and other container carried by the individual; is inspected by a law enforcement officer described in clause (B). However, except as provided in subdivision (5) concerning a building that contains a courtroom, a unit may not prohibit or restrict the possession of a handgun under this subdivision in a building owned or administered by the unit if the person who possesses the handgun has been issued a valid license to carry the handgun under IC 35-47-2.

    Sec. 5. A person adversely affected by an ordinance, a measure, an enactment, a rule, or a policy adopted or enforced by a political subdivision that violates this chapter may file an action in a court with competent jurisdiction against the political subdivision for: (1) declarative and injunctive relief; and (2) actual and consequential damages attributable to the violation.

    Sec. 6. A person is "adversely affected" for purposes of section 5 of this chapter if either of the following applies: (1) The person is an individual who meets all of the following requirements: (A) The individual lawfully resides within the United States. (B) The individual may legally possess a firearm under the laws of Indiana. (C) The individual is or was subject to the ordinance, measure, enactment, rule, or policy of the political subdivision that is the subject of an action filed under section 5 of this chapter. An individual is or was subject to the ordinance, measure, enactment, rule, or policy of the political subdivision if the individual is or was physically present within the boundaries of the political subdivision for any reason. (2) The person is a membership organization that: (A) includes two (2) or more individuals described in subdivision (1); and (B) is dedicated in whole or in part to protecting the rights of persons who possess, own, or use firearms for competitive, sporting, defensive, or other lawful purposes.

    Sec. 7. A prevailing plaintiff in an action under section 5 of this chapter is entitled to recover from the political subdivision the following: (1) The greater of the following: (A) Actual damages, including consequential damages. (B) Liquidated damages of three (3) times the plaintiff's attorney's fees. (2) Court costs (including fees). (3) Reasonable attorney's fees.

    IC 35-47-11-2

    Regulation of Firearms by Units Other Than Townships

    Sec. 2. Notwithstanding IC 36-1-3, a unit may not regulate in any manner the ownership, possession, sale, transfer, or transportation of firearms (as defined in IC 35-47-1-5) or ammunition except as follows: (1) This chapter does not apply to land, buildings, or other real property owned or administered by a unit, except highways (as defined in IC 8-23-1-23) or public highways (as defined in IC 8-2.1-17-14). (2) Notwithstanding the limitation in this section, a unit may use the unit's planning and zoning powers under IC 36-7-4 to prohibit the sale of firearms within two hundred (200) feet of a school by a person having a business that did not sell firearms within two hundred (200) feet of a school before April 1, 1994. As added by P.L.140-1994, SEC.13. Amended by P.L.90-2010, SEC.9.

  • Indiana Laws for Use of Deadly Force

    Title 35
    Article 41. Substantive Criminal Provisions
    Chapter 3. Defenses Relating to Culpability
    35-41-3-2 Use of force to protect person or property
    35-41-3-3 Use of force relating to arrest or escape
    35-41-3-5 Intoxication
    35-41-3-6 Mental disease or defect
    35-41-3-7 Mistake of fact
    35-41-3-8 Duress
    35-41-3-9 Entrapment

  • State and City Laws for Carrying Knives

    Review state statutes for specific requirements regarding carrying knives.

  • Laws for Carrying Where Alcohol is Served

    Carrying is allowed in restaurants that serve alcohol.

    Check the local requirements when you are traveling to ensure that you are staying within the requirements of the law.

  • Electric Weapons, Defensive Sprays and High Capacity Laws

    Below are the requirements for electric weapons, defensive sprays and TASERs.

    IC 35-41-1-8 "Deadly Weapon" Defined
    Sec. 8. (a) Except as provided in subsection (b), "deadly weapon" means the following: (1) A loaded or unloaded firearm. (2) A destructive device, weapon, device, taser (as defined in IC 35-47-8-3) or electronic stun weapon (as defined in IC 35-47-8-1), equipment, chemical substance, or other material that in the manner it is used, or could ordinarily be used, or is intended to be used, is readily capable of causing serious bodily injury. (3) An animal (as defined in IC 35-46-3-3) that is: (A) readily capable of causing serious bodily injury; and (B) used in the commission or attempted commission of a crime. (4) A biological disease, virus, or organism that is capable of causing serious bodily injury. (b) The term does not include: (1) a taser (as defined in IC 35-47-8-3); (2) an electronic stun weapon (as defined in IC 35-47-8-1); (3) a chemical designed to temporarily incapacitate a person; or (4) another device designed to temporarily incapacitate a person;

    If the device described in subdivisions (1) through (4) is used by a law enforcement officer who has been trained in the use of the device and who uses the device in accordance with the law enforcement officer's training and while lawfully engaged in the execution of official duties. As added by P.L.311-1983, SEC.9. Amended by P.L.318-1985, SEC.1; P.L.140-1994, SEC.4; P.L.156-2001, SEC.8; P.L.123-2002, SEC.33; P.L.143-2006, SEC.1.

    IC 35-47-8-1 "Electronic Stun Weapon" Defined

    Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "electronic stun weapon" means any mechanism that is: (1) designed to emit an electronic, magnetic, or other type of charge that exceeds the equivalency of a five (5) milliamp sixty (60) hertz shock; and (2) used for the purpose of temporarily incapacitating a person. As added by P.L.318-1985, SEC.3.

    IC 35-47-8-2"Stun Gun" Defined Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "stun gun" means any mechanism that is: (1) designed to emit an electronic, magnetic, or other type of charge that equals or does not exceed the equivalency of a five (5) milliamp sixty (60) hertz shock; and (2) used for the purpose of temporarily incapacitating a person. As added by P.L.318-1985, SEC.3. IC 35-47-8-3 "Taser" Defined Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "taser" means any mechanism that is: (1) designed to emit an electronic, magnetic, or other type of charge or shock through the use of a projectile; and (2) used for the purpose of temporarily incapacitating a person. As added by P.L.318-1985, SEC.3.

  • Indiana LEOSA Information

    Indiana LEOSA links.

  • Relevant Court Cases and Opinions

    No specific cases were found regarding carrying in the State of Indiana.

  • Additional Information and Airport Requirements

    Carrying in an airport is permitted per IC 35-47-6-1 & IC 35-47-6-1.3 or unless posted.

    No specific timeline is specified for training validity.

    Period to establish residency is not specified.

    The minimum age for a license is 18 years old.

    Permit information is not considered public.

    Reciprocity laws are highlighted in statute 35-47-2-21.

    Firearms laws are outlined in statutes IC 35-47-1-1 thru 47-11-6 St. Admin Rules 240 IAC 3-1-1 thru 43-4-1.

    Deadly force laws are outlined in IC 35-41-3-2 & 3-3.

    Knife laws are outlined in sections IC 35-47-5-2.

    Chemical weapons laws are outlined in sections: IC 35-41-1-6.6/41-1-8/47-8

    Body armor laws are outlined in IC 35-47-5-13.

    Concealed weapons permits do not cover other weapons besides firearms per IC 35-47-2-3.

    It is permitted to carry concealed while hunting.

  • Supplemental Information

    The definition of a loaded firearm is defined in the below statute:

    IC 35-47-10 Children and Firearms "Loaded" Defined Sec. 4. As used in this chapter, "loaded" means having any of the following: (1) A cartridge in the chamber or cylinder of a firearm. (2) Ammunition in close proximity to a firearm so that a person can readily place the ammunition in the firearm.

    State emergency powers are defined in the below statute:

    IC 10-14-3-33.5 Regulation of Firearms

    Sec. 33.5. (a) Except as provided in subsection

    (b), the state, a political subdivision, or any other person may not prohibit or restrict the lawful possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during: (1) a disaster emergency; (2) an energy emergency; or (3) a local disaster emergency; declared under this chapter. (b) Subsection (a) does not authorize the possession, transfer, sale, transportation, storage, display, or use of firearms or ammunition during an emergency described in subsection (a): (1) in or on school property, in or on property that is being used by a school for a school function, or on a school bus in violation of IC 20-33-8-16 or IC 35-47-9-2; (2) on the property of: (A) a child caring institution; (B) an emergency shelter care child caring institution; (C) a private secure facility; (D) a group home; or (E) an emergency shelter care group home; in violation of 465 IAC 2-9-80, 465 IAC 2-10-79, 465 IAC 2-11-80, 465 IAC 2-12-78, or 465 IAC 2-13-77; (3) on the property of a penal facility (as defined in IC 35-41-1-21); (4) in violation of federal law; (5) in or on property belonging to an approved postsecondary educational institution (as defined in IC 21-7-13-6(b)); (6) on the property of a domestic violence shelter; or (7) on property owned, operated, controlled, or used by an entity that: (A) is required to: (i) conduct a vulnerability assessment; and (ii) develop and implement a site security plan; under the United States Department of Homeland Security's Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards issued April 9, 2007; or (B) is required to have a security plan under the Maritime Transportation Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-295. As added by P.L.90-2010, SEC.2. Amended by P.L.17-2011, SEC.1.

    Note: Specific requirements are in place for those states receiving federal funding so ensure that you check the requirements for where you are traveling.

  • Age Requirements for Carrying or Moving Firearms

    The minimum age for carrying in the State of Indiana is 18 years old per IC 35-47-2-7 but when traveling make sure to check the requirements for the state where you are traveling to ensure you are within the state’s laws.

  • Revisions

    7/12/15 – Initial page created.

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