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Indiana has some of the weakest gun laws in the country. Despite being one of the first states to enact an Extreme Risk law, Indiana has no law requiring background checks on unlicensed gun sales. Its laws intended to keep guns away from domestic abusers are also dangerously incomplete, and schools can legally arm teachers

959 In an average year, 959 people die by guns in Indiana. More at EveryStat.
57% In Indiana, the rate of gun homicides increased 57% from 2010 to 2019, compared to a 26% increase nationwide.

To become a safer state, Indiana can enact a law requiring background checks on all gun sales and strengthen its laws to keep guns away from domestic abusers.

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