The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence maintains the most comprehensive information on U.S. firearms regulation anywhere, including in-depth summaries of federal and state firearms laws and policies nationwide. The Law Center tracks information on critical topics like background checks, assault weapons and machine guns, who can carry guns and where they can be carried, domestic violence restrictions, and mental health reporting. Search our firearms law database to find the laws on the books in your state or use our fifty-state comparisons to see the trends in gun laws across the nation.


2014 Annual Gun Law State Scorecard

2014 Annual Gun Law State Scorecard

As the second anniversary of the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary approaches, the Law Center is prou...READ MORE

Commonsense Solutions: State Laws to Expand Background Checks for Unlicensed Gun Sales

Commonsense Solutions: State Laws to Expand Background Checks for Unlicensed Gun Sales

  The single biggest gap in our nation’s gun laws is the lack of a background check requirem...READ MORE

Regulating Guns in America: 2014 Edition

Regulating Guns in America: 2014 Edition

  The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to release the 2014 edition of our seminal p...READ MORE

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