Do I need a gun permit just to have one in my business or home?

Indiana law states that one is not required to have a license to carry a handgun in the person’s dwelling, on the person’s property, or their fixed place of business as long as they have the right to possess said firearm, not contrary to other restrictions or criminal convictions.

Who can obtain an Indiana Handgun Permit?

State law dictates that only a “proper person” may be licensed to carry a handgun. Indiana Code 35-47-1-7 states that a proper person means a person who does not:

-Have a conviction for resisting law enforcement within five years before the person applies for a license or permit
-Have a conviction for a crime for which he could have been sentenced for more than one (1) year
-Have a record of being an alcohol abuser, meaning one who has had two or more alcohol related offenses, any one (1) of which resulted in conviction by a court or treatment in an alcohol abuse facility within three (3) years prior to the date of application or; have a record of being a drug abuser, meaning one who has had two (2) or more violations of: Dealing in Cocaine, Dealing in Narcotics, or Dealing in a Schedule I, II, III, IV, or V Controlled substances – Any one of which resulted in conviction by a court or treatment in a drug abuse facility within five (5) years prior to the date of application.
-Have documented evidence which would give rise to a reasonable belief that he has a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct
Make a false statement of material fact on his application or have a conviction of any crime involving an inability to safely handle a handgun
-Have a conviction for violations of the provisions of IC 35-47 within the last five (5) years of his application
-Have an adjudication as a delinquent child for an act that would be a felony if committed by an adult, if the person applying for a license or permit under this chapter is less than twenty-three (23) years of age.
Indiana Code 35-47-2-1 also states:

A person who has been convicted of Domestic Battery may not possess or carry a handgun in any vehicle or on or about the person’s body, in the person’s dwelling, or on the person’s property or fixed place of business.