Constitutional Carry in Indiana went into effect today, July 1, 2022. The Indiana State Police and IMPD made the video above going over some things you need to know.
Who is legally allowed to carry firearms under the Indiana Constitutional Carry Law?
As long as you are 18 years old or older and not prohibited from possessing a firearm, you are legally allowed to carry concealed under the new Constitutional Carry law. This goes for residents and non-residents of Indiana.
Will Indiana still issue Indiana Handgun Licenses?
The Indiana State Police also issued this statement on their website.
On July 1, 2022, the State of Indiana will no longer require a handgun permit to legally carry, conceal or transport a handgun within the state. This law DOES NOT allow everyone to carry a handgun as Indiana law contains certain criteria which must be met for a person to legally carry within the state.
A person MUST NOT be a PROHIBITED PERSON as defined by IC 35-47-2-1.5.
- A person who has been Convicted of a State or Federal offense Punishable By A Term Of Imprisonment Exceeding One (1) Year
- A person who has been Convicted of a Crime of Domestic Violence (IC 35-31.5-2-78), Domestic Battery (IC 35-42-2-1.3) or Criminal Stalking (IC 35-45-10-5) (and Firearms Rights NOT Restored)
- A person Restrained by an Order of Protection issued under IC 34-26-5 (does not include Workplace Violence Orders)
- A Fugitive From Justice
- A person under Indictment (felony charges filed by a prosecutor)
- A person who has been adjudicated dangerous under IC 35-47-14-6;
- A person who has been adjudicated a mental defective;
- A person who has been committed to a mental institution.
- A person dishonorably discharged from military service or the National Guard.
- A person who renounces the person’s United States citizenship in the manner described in 8U.S.C. 1481.
- A person who is less than eighteen (18) years of age, unless authorized under IC 35-47-10;
- A person who is less than twenty-three (23) years of age and has an adjudication as adelinquent child for an act described by IC 35-47-4-5, unless authorized under IC 35-47-10;
- An Alien.If you are considering carrying a handgun and are not certain as to whether you fall under one of the above-mentioned categories, the Indiana State Police recommends you apply for a state-issued handgun permit:
- The permit process is free
- ISP will conduct the necessary background checks to help ensure compliance with IC 35-47-2-1.5 & IC 35-47-1-7
- The online application can be found at this link ISP Firearms Licensing
- It may be necessary to have a license to carry if you travel to another state which requires ahandgun permit to legally carry and/or transport
If you are considering carrying a handgun and are not certain as to whether you fall under one of the above-mentioned categories, and you do not wish to apply for a free handgun permit:
• ISP cannot verify your compliance with IC 35-47-2-1.5
It is recommended that you speak to an attorney to determine your personal compliance with IC 35- 47-2-1.5 prior to carrying a handgun under this new law.