In Indiana, adults can purchase a gun without a permit. However, you must obtain a weapons license in order to carry a handgun (openly or concealed) in public. You do not need a permit if you are on your own property or on another person’s property and that person has authorized you to carry your weapon there. (Indiana Code Ann. § 35-47-2-1.)
For more information, see Open and Concealed Gun Carrying Laws in Indiana.
Indiana does not distinguish between open and concealed carry when issuing a firearms license. If you are granted a license you may do both. In order to obtain a weapons license, you must apply to the Indiana State Police in the municipality where you live. To qualify, you must have a “proper” reason for carrying a handgun and be
Additionally, you must not be:
(Indiana Code Ann. § 35-47-2-3.)
Yes. Indiana recognizes concealed weapons license issued by all other states, according to the terms of that state’s license. However, you must obtain an Indiana license if you become an Indiana resident or if you have a regular place of employment in the state. (Indiana Code Ann. § 35-47-2-21.)
If you have any questions about whether you are allowed to carry a gun in Indiana, or if you are facing charges for a gun permit violation, consult a qualified criminal defense lawyer.