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No person, including a person with a license to carry a handgun, may possess a firearm:

  • In a commercial or charter aircraft;1
  • In an area of an airport where access is controlled by the inspection of persons and property;2
  • On board a riverboat gambling operation;3
  • On the fairgrounds during the annual state fair;4
  • In or on port areas or port property;5 or
  • In a children’s home or child caring institution run or overseen by Child Welfare Services.6

Indiana has no statutes prohibiting the possession of firearms in the following locations, although administrative regulations may apply:

  • Parks;
  • Hospitals;
  • Places of worship;
  • Bars or restaurants where alcohol is served;
  • Sports arenas; or
  • Polling places


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  1. Ind. Code Ann. § 35-47-6-1.[]
  2. Ind. Code Ann. § 35-47-6-1.3.[]
  3. 68 Ind. Admin. Code 1-7-1.[]
  4. 80 Ind. Admin. Code 11-2-2(b). Note that any person properly licensed to carry a firearm must secure the firearm in a locked compartment of his or her vehicle, where it will not be visible, per 80 Ind. Admin. Code 11-2-2(d).[]
  5. See 130 Ind. Admin. Code 4-1-7 and 4-1-8(2).[]
  6. 465 Ind. Admin. Code 2-9-80(b)(3); 465 Ind. Admin. Code 2-10-79(b)(3); 465 Ind. Admin. Code 2-11-80(b)(3); 465 Ind. Admin. Code 2-12-78(b)(3); 465 Ind. Admin. Code 2-13-77(b)(3). In addition, child care centers must prominently post in places regularly viewed by parents, prohibitions against the use or possession of firearms, unless such possession is required as a condition of employment. 470 Ind. Admin Code 3-4.7-19(a)(5)(C).[]