Purchasing a firearm in Indiana

Steps to Register a Firearm in Indiana

Indiana does not require the registration of firearms. However, handguns may be voluntarily registered.

Requirements to hold a firearm license

More information on Federal Firearm Licensees (FFL), as well as what each license type can do, can be found on our FFL home page.
We also have a very helpful FFL search tool if you want to search by postal code, state, business name, or even license number.

Does Indiana Require a Background Check to purchase a Firearm?

Yes, Indiana has a state law that requires a background check prior to the sale of a firearm.

Indiana law requires dealers to conduct a background check prior to transferring a handgun, by contacting the FBI directly. However, Indiana has no law for a background check before the transfer of a handgun. Indiana does not require private firearm dealers to initiate a background check before transferring a firearm.

Owning a firearm in Indiana

Does Indiana have a Gun Free Zone law?

Yes, Indiana has a defined list of gun free zones:

Does Indiana Require a Safety Course to own a Firearm?

You are not required to take a safety course in order to own a firearm in Indiana.

Indiana does not require applicants for a license to carry a handgun to undergo training or testing in firearms safety

Common Firearm Offenses in Indiana

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