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Though Indiana has enacted a few gun safety policies, it has unacceptably weak gun laws overall. State lawmakers must do more to protect their constituents. 

Indiana was one of the earliest states to enact a type of extreme risk protection order law, which allows law enforcement to temporarily remove guns from at-risk individuals. In 2019, Indiana had the 20th-highest gun death rate in the country and exported crime guns, particularly to neighboring Illinois, at the 2nd-highest rate. To save lives from gun violence, Indiana could require a background check and waiting period for all firearm sales.

What Indiana Does Well

  • Extreme risk protection orders
  • Certain open carry regulations
  • Certain child access prevention laws
  • Handgun dealer regulation

What Indiana Is Missing

  • Universal background checks
  • Gun owner licensing
  • Most domestic violence gun laws
  • Assault weapon restrictions
  • Large capacity magazine ban
  • Waiting periods
  • Strong concealed carry law
  • Community violence intervention funding


We’re in this together. To build a safer America—one where children and parents in every neighborhood can learn, play, work, and worship without fear of gun violence—we need you standing beside us in this fight.