Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence maintains the most comprehensive compilation of information on U.S. firearms regulation, including in-depth summaries of federal, state, and local firearms laws and policies. The Law Center tracks information on various topics such as assault weapons and machine guns, where you can carry a gun, background checks, 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 50-state comparisons to see the trends in gun laws across the nation.


Tracking State Gun Laws: 2014 Developments

Tracking State Gun Laws: 2014 Developments

Each year, in state legislative houses across the country, elected officials vote on hundreds of...READ MORE

2013 State Scorecard: Why Gun Laws Matter

2013 State Scorecard: Why Gun Laws Matter

The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is proud to partner with the Brady Campaign to release ou...READ MORE

Gun Laws Matter 2012: Understanding the Link Between Weak Laws and Gun Violence

Gun Laws Matter 2012: Understanding the Link Between Weak Laws and Gun Violence

We hear stories of gun violence every day. Domestic disputes turning deadly. Street crimes takin...READ MORE

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