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.


Domestic Violence and Guns: State by State

Domestic Violence and Guns: State by State

American women are particularly vulnerable to certain forms of gun violence, including homicides...READ MORE

Law Center and Americans for Responsible Solutions Release Second Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Guns and Domestic Violence

Law Center and Americans for Responsible Solutions Release Second Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Guns and Domestic Violence

  One of the most overlooked aspects of the gun debate in America is the deadly connection bet...READ MORE

With Increasing Number of Court Victories, 2014 Shaping Into Big Year for Gun Sense in the Courts

With Increasing Number of Court Victories, 2014 Shaping Into Big Year for Gun Sense in the Courts

Earlier this month, U.S. District Court Judge John Darrah handed the gun sense movement yet anot...READ MORE

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