If I have been treated for a psychiatric, emotional or mental illness, what information am I required to provide in order to get a handgun license?

Published 04/17/2013 11:52 AM   |    Updated 12/21/2015 11:26 AM
If I have been treated for a psychiatric, emotional or mental illness, what information am I required to provide in order to get a handgun license?

Submit documentation and or a recommendation from the treating mental health professional or treatment center.

The normal practice is for the applicant to sign a release for the mental health records and have the treating facility forward them to the Indiana State Police for review. After review of the complete records, we are usually able to make a determination without further input from the applicant.

Alternatively, you may obtain a letter from the treating mental health professional or treatment center. This letter should include a brief description of the presenting problem(s), dates of treatment, and past and current treatment and medications. This letter should also include a statement that the signing individual has reviewed the complete mental health history; that the person has identified no indication of a propensity for violent or emotionally unstable conduct; and the person is recommending issuance of the license. If you are unable to obtain either of the above, please include a written notarized statement of such with the application.  For more information on this topic visit ISP Firearms Licensing or contact us at FirearmsQuestions@isp.IN.gov
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