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.


Victory in California: Governor Brown Signs Two New Gun Safety Bills

Victory in California: Governor Brown Signs Two New Gun Safety Bills

On Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed two important gun safety bills into law, one that ...READ MORE

Warning Signs: Preventing Gun Violence in Crisis Situations

Warning Signs: Preventing Gun Violence in Crisis Situations

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to partner with Americans for Responsible Soluti...READ MORE

Dangerous Constitutional Amendment Allows Convicted Felons to Challenge Common Sense Gun Laws

Dangerous Constitutional Amendment Allows Convicted Felons to Challenge Common Sense Gun Laws

This week the Louisiana Supreme Court unanimously upheld a state law prohibiting convicted felons fr...READ MORE

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