Selling and buying firearms in the USA is regulated depending on the state. You may need to have an Indiana firearm bill of sale in case of transferring ownership. Find out whether a gun must be registered in this state and why you should use a bill of sale template. Read more if you need to refresh your memory on the basics of bills of sale.
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Indiana Code regulates operations with guns, such as purchase, sale, possession, carry, and others. You must have a valid Indiana license to carry a handgun in this state. You can apply for it online. Also, you will need to send your fingerprints electronically. Indiana law does not state anything on open or concealed carry of a gun. However, you should be aware that an exposed firearm in public places may create unnecessary attention to you.
There is a range of places where you are not allowed to carry a handgun even with a valid license.
Such places include:
You can purchase a gun from a licensed gun dealer in Indiana if you are a resident of this state. In this case, a background check before transferring a handgun will be conducted by contacting the FBI directly based on Ind. Code Ann. § 35-47-2.5-4(a). In this case, an Indiana firearm bill of sale is not required. The owner of a firearm is not required to register it. However, one can do it voluntarily with local law enforcement.
It is allowed to purchase a gun from a private person or sell it to an individual. Both the buyer and the seller must be residents of the state. No background check is run in this case. However, certain requirements must be fulfilled. For example, you are not allowed to sell a gun to a person older than 18 years old or someone whom you suspect in the intention to commit a crime.
It is recommended to have a bill of sale for the transaction. This form will prove the current ownership of a firearm. You can find a firearm bill of sale form for free on our site. It is recommended to choose a printable PDF format that allows adding all the required information on the buyer, seller, transaction, and firearm using your computer.