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Indiana Gun Laws

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  • Yes, with restrictions
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Indiana is a “Shall Issue” state and allows a License/Permits to be issued to non-residents and residents. Indiana has 2 types of licenses, a limited-term and unlimited lifetime license. Non-residents can only obtain the 4 year license and are required to have property or a business in Indiana. Residents or persons in the military who are stationed in Indiana can obtain the lifetime license. Minimum age for applicants is 18 years.

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Indiana Gun Laws Quick Facts

Open Carry Permitted? Yes
Carry In Vehicle? Yes
Carry In State Park? Yes
Carry In Restaurants? Yes
Constitutional Carry? No
No Weapon Sign Enforced? No
Must Notify Officer? No

Indiana CCW Reciprocity List

States Honoring CCW

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Idaho
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • New Hampshire
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Pennsylvania
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

States NOT Honoring CCW

  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • District of Columbia
  • Hawaii
  • Illinois
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • Washington

Honors These States CCW Permits

  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Louisiana
  • Maine
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • New York
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • Pennsylvania
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Texas
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

How Reciprocity Works In Indiana

All valid out of state concealed carry licenses are honored by Indiana.

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Indiana: Where Is CCW Allowed?

Places Allowed

  • State parks
  • State and national forests
  • Road side rest areas
  • Vehicle
  • If you are transporting a person to or from a school or a school function
  • All areas of the state – except those listed as Off-Limits

Places Not Allowed

  • In or On School Property – (locked in a vehicle is OK).
  • On a school bus
  • In or on property that is being used by a school for a school function
  • Private School, Head Start, Preschool program
  • On commercial or charter aircraft
  • Controlled access areas of an airport
  • During annual State Fair
  • Shipping port (Controlled by Indiana Port Commission)
  • A riverboat Casino
  • Any place where the carrying of firearms is prohibited by Federal Law.

Indiana: Conceal Carry Laws

Open Carry

Yes

Open carry is legal in Indiana if you have a license to carry. The carry license is valid for open, concealed, and locked case carry.

Carry In Vehicle

Yes

If you do not have a permit/license then you cannot carry a loaded handgun in any vehicle, unless the firearm is unloaded, not accessible and secured in a case. If you have a CCW license then you can carry a loaded concealed handgun in a vehicle. The Law IC 35.47.2.1

Carry In State Parks

Yes

It is legal to carry in the following areas; State Parks: YES Except “Falls of the Ohio” State Park. State/National Forests: YES State Wildlife Management Areas: YES Road Side Rest Areas: YES The Law DNR Admin Rule 312 IAC 8.2.3

Carry In Restaurants

Yes

"Yes” or “No” states if you can carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. Some restaurants may be posted with “NO GUN” signs. Check with the staff if this means just the bar area. If we have indicated a “Yes” then it should be legal to have a meal without drinking alcohol.

Constitutional Carry

No

Indiana does not have Constitutional Carry.

No Weapon Signs Enforced

No

“No Weapons” signs are not mentioned in Indiana gun laws. There are no legal penalties for entering a private property or business that has posted these signs. They have no force of law unless they are posted in areas that are mentioned by the law as being off limits.

Must Notify Officer

No

There is nothing in Indiana gun laws that state you must inform a law enforcement officer you have a firearm when approached on official business. You are legally required to carry your permit at all times during which the permittee is in actual possession of a concealed handgun. The Law IC 35.47.2.1

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