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.


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

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

Tracking State Gun Laws: 2014 Developments

Tracking State Gun Laws: 2014 Developments

In April of this year, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed HB 60, a bill which expands the abili...READ MORE

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