(September 20, 2004)


The Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods coalition uses a comprehensive and strategic approach to reduce gun violence by disarming violent recidivist criminals.  This goal is being accomplished through unprecedented cooperation between Federal, State, and Local law enforcement with the help of the communities in which these agencies serve.

In the State of Indiana, any man or woman who has been convicted any crime on the list below cannot possess ANY type of firearm:

        (1) murder (IC 35-42-1-1);
        (2) voluntary manslaughter (
IC 35-42-1-3);
        (3) reckless homicide not committed by means of a vehicle (IC 35-42-1-5);
        (4) battery as a:
            (A) Class A felony (
IC 35-42-2-1(a)(5));
            (B) Class B felony (IC 35-42-2-1(a)(4)); or
            (C) Class C felony (IC 35-42-2-1(a)(3));
        (5) aggravated battery (
IC 35-42-2-1.5);
        (6) kidnapping (
IC 35-42-3-2);
        (7) criminal confinement (
IC 35-42-3-3);
        (8) rape (
IC 35-42-4-1);
        (9) criminal deviate conduct (
IC 35-42-4-2);
        (10) child molesting (
IC 35-42-4-3);
        (11) sexual battery as a Class C felony (
IC 35-42-4-8);
        (12) robbery (
IC 35-42-5-1);
        (13) carjacking (
IC 35-42-5-2);
        (14) arson as a Class A felony or Class B felony (IC 35-43-1-1(a));
        (15) burglary as a Class A felony or Class B felony (IC 35-43-2-1);
        (16) assisting a criminal as a Class C felony (
IC 35-44-3-2);
        (17) resisting law enforcement as a Class B felony or Class C felony (
IC 35-44-3-3);
        (18) escape as a Class B felony or Class C felony (IC 35-44-3-5);
        (19) trafficking with an inmate as a Class C felony (IC 35-44-3-9);
        (20) criminal gang intimidation (
IC 35-45-9-4);
        (21) stalking as a Class B felony or Class C felony (IC 35-45-10-5);
        (22) incest (
IC 35-46-1-3);
        (23) dealing in or manufacturing cocaine, a narcotic drug, or methamphetamine

        (24) dealing in a schedule I, II, or III controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-2);
        (25) dealing in a schedule IV controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-3); or
        (26) dealing in a schedule V controlled substance (IC 35-48-4-4).

            Anyone with a conviction on the above list who possesses a firearm commits unlawful possession of a firearm by a serious violent felon, a Class B felony.  In the State of Indiana, a Class B Felony is punishable by 6 to 20 years in Prison and a maximum fine of $10,000.  

In addition to the state charges, the felon can also look forward to additionally being prosecuted on Federal Weapons charges with even stiffer penalties!  Federal charges of Felons Carrying Handguns will put the violator away for 15 years to Life.  It is also a Federal crime for a convicted felon to possess ammunition. 

The Johnson County Sheriff’s Office supports the mission of Indiana Project Safe Neighborhoods.  County residents who have information regarding someone convicted of a felony on the above list who is known to carry a firearm should contact the Sheriff’s Office by e-mailing More news

1091 Hospital Rd., Franklin, IN 46131 | (317) 736-9155 Top | Home