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.


2015 State Gun Law Trendwatch

2015 State Gun Law Trendwatch

READ TRENDWATCH | POSITIVE TRENDS | NEGATIVE TRENDS | BILLS ON THE MOVE A key component of th...READ MORE

Summary of Enacted Laws since Newtown

Summary of Enacted Laws since Newtown

Since Newtown, the states have enacted 242 new firearms laws. Of these, 99 strengthen gun laws, 88 w...READ MORE

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

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