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.


Law Center and ARS Release Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Protecting Kids from Unintended Shootings

Law Center and ARS Release Commonsense Solutions Toolkit on Protecting Kids from Unintended Shootings

We know the fight to end gun violence cannot be won alone—which is why we’ve spent the last ...READ MORE

Effectiveness of the Brady Act and Background Checks

Effectiveness of the Brady Act and Background Checks

Since the enactment of the Brady law on March 1, 1994, through December 31, 2012, background checks ...READ MORE

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

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