Skilled Criminal Defense
When Your Future Is On The Line

Where are you not allowed to carry your gun in Indiana?

On Behalf of | Mar 5, 2024 | Gun Crimes

Despite meeting the requirements of being a responsible gun owner in Indiana, you can’t take your gun everywhere. There are restrictions that you need to observe.

The key things that you need to know in this regard include the following.

Restricted areas

In Indiana, it’s prohibited to carry concealed or open firearms to schools, secure areas of airports, commercial or chartered aircraft, casinos, penal institutions, the Indiana Government Center and the State Fairgrounds (unless the gun is for sale or trade at a fairgrounds event), among others.

Note that you also need to pay attention to federal law. For example, you’re not allowed to carry firearms to federal facilities due to federal restrictions, not state ones. To be safe, always be on the lookout for “No Firearms/weapons” signs when moving around with your gun to avoid getting into trouble.

What about private businesses?

Property owners or private businesses may prohibit you from carrying your gun on their properties as well. An owner may put a “No Firearms” sign up to signal their intent. While their rule/ signage may not be legally applied since private property is not specifically mentioned as off-limits in state law, you may be charged with criminal trespass if you carry in a private business, as this kind of entry is forbidden when made expressly against the wishes of a private property owner. Refusing to leave property after being asked to may also result in this charge.

Can you carry your gun to work?

On March 18, 2010, Governor Mitch Daniels signed P.L. 90-2010 into law, allowing employees to keep firearms securely locked out of sight inside their vehicle while parked on (most) company property. However, there are exceptions to this law. Confirm that it protects you before taking your gun to your workplace.

If you are caught with a gun in the “wrong place,” learn more about your rights and options under the law to better ensure that you can make informed decisions as your case evolves.