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.


White House Seeks Immediate Input on Mental Health Gun Prohibitions

White House Seeks Immediate Input on Mental Health Gun Prohibitions

Yesterday's mass shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the second at that location in five years, shocke...READ MORE

2014 California Firearms Legislation: Progress Continues

2014 California Firearms Legislation: Progress Continues

On the heels of an unprecedented year for gun violence prevention in California, where 10 stron...READ MORE

A New Law in Idaho Creates the Potential for Openly Carried Weapons on Campus and in Dorms

A New Law in Idaho Creates the Potential for Openly Carried Weapons on Campus and in Dorms

A bill that prohibits state colleges and universities from regulating firearms on their campuses was...READ MORE

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