Concealed Weapons

Concealed weapon

To obtain a gun permit in Indiana, you must meet the following criteria: 

  • INDIANA RESIDENTS

    Must be at least 18 years old who:
    • does not have a conviction for resisting law enforcement under IC 35-44.1-3-1 within five (5) years before the person applies for a license or permit under this chapter;
    • does not have a conviction for a crime for which the person could have been sentenced for more than one (1) year;
    • does not have a conviction for a crime of domestic violence (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-78), unless a court has restored the person's right to possess a firearm under IC 35-47-4-7;
    • is not prohibited by a court order from possessing a handgun;
    • does not have a record of being an alcohol or drug abuser as defined in this chapter;
    • does not have documented evidence which would give rise to a reasonable belief that the person has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct;
    • does not make a false statement of material fact on the person's application;
    • does not have a conviction for any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun;
    • does not have a conviction for violation of the provisions of this article within five (5) years of the person's application;
    • does not have an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, if the person applying for a license or permit under this chapter is less than twenty-three (23) years of age;
    • has not been involuntarily committed, other than a temporary commitment for observation or evaluation, to a mental institution by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority;
    • has not been the subject of a:
      1. ninety (90) day commitment as a result of proceeding under IC 12-26-6; or
      2. regular commitment under IC 12-26-7; or has not been found by a court to be mentally incompetent, including being found:
        1. not guilty by reason of insanity;
        2. guilty but mentally ill; or
        3. incompetent to stand trial.

    NON-RESIDENTS

    If the applicant is a resident of another state and has a regular place of business or employment in Indiana, the applicant applied to the sheriff of the county in which the applicant has a regular place of business or employment.

    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.

    The applicant must be at least 18 years old who:
    • does not have a conviction for resisting law enforcement under IC 35-44.1-3-1 within five (5) years before the person applies for a license or permit under this chapter;
    • does not have a conviction for a crime for which the person could have been sentenced for more than one (1) year;
    • does not have a conviction for a crime of domestic violence (as defined in IC 35-31.5-2-78), unless a court has restored the person's right to possess a firearm under IC 35-47-4-7;
    • is not prohibited by a court order from possessing a handgun;
    • does not have a record of being an alcohol or drug abuser as defined in this chapter;
    • does not have documented evidence which would give rise to a reasonable belief that the person has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct;
    • does not make a false statement of material fact on the person's application;
    • does not have a conviction for any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun;
    • does not have a conviction for violation of the provisions of this article within five (5) years of the person's application;
    • does not have an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, if the person applying for a license or permit under this chapter is less than twenty-three (23) years of age;
    • has not been involuntarily committed, other than a temporary commitment for observation or evaluation, to a mental institution by a court, board, commission, or other lawful authority;
    • has not been the subject of a:
      1. ninety (90) day commitment as a result of proceeding under IC 12-26-6; or
      2. regular commitment under IC 12-26-7; or
      3. has not been found by a court to be mentally incompetent, including being found:
        1. not guilty by reason of insanity;
        2. guilty but mentally ill; or
        3. incompetent to stand trial.

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