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The following data table provides the first three provisions for each state in alphabetical order. To view all of the provisions for this year, click the "Show All Provisions" button at the bottom of each state block.

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Sub-Category
Statute

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alcoholismalcoholism: Firearm purchase/possession is prohibited for some people with alcoholism
Subcategory
Alcohol
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-76

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-75

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-75

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ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-75

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dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-72

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dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-78

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dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-72

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invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-72

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mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-72

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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Alabama Code 1975 § 13A-11-75

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age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

AS § 11.61.210

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elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

AS § 11.61.195

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

AS § 11.61.200

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age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

A.R.S. § 13-3111

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dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

A.R.S. § 13-3101

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

A.R.S. § 13-3101

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invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

A.R.S. §13-3101

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invoutpatientinvoutpatient: Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

A.R.S. §13-3101

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mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

A.R.S. § 13-3101

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

A.R.S. § 13-3601

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stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

A.R.S. § 13-2923

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ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-309

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ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-309

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ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-313

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ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-312

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collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-119

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dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-103

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elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-119

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-103

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invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-103

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nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

A.C.A. § 5-73-309

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age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27510

Provision
age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27505

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alcoholismalcoholism: Firearm purchase/possession is prohibited for some people with alcoholism
Subcategory
Alcohol
Statute

Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 8103

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amm18amm18: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 18 for any type of ammunition (all firearms)
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30300

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amm21hamm21h: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30300

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ammrecordsammrecords: Ammunition purchaser records must be retained
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30352

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ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30305

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assaultassault: Assault weapons sales ban beyond just assault pistols
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30505

Provision
assaultlistassaultlist: Assault weapons included in a list of banned weapons
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30510

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assaultregisterassaultregister: Grandfathered weapons must be registered
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30900

Provision
assaulttransferassaulttransfer: Transfer of grandfathered weapons is prohibited
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30600

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

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cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25000

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25000

Provision
cap18cap18: Criminal liability applies to children less than 18 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25000

Provision
capaccesscapaccess: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25100

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capliabilitycapliability: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns, regardless of whether child actually gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25100

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capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25100

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ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26170

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26175

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ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25470, §26195

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collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 626.9

Provision
collegeconcealedcollegeconcealed: No gun carrying on college campuses, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 626.9

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dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 8100

Provision
dealerdealer: State dealer license required for sale of all firearms
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26500

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26500

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defactoregdefactoreg: De facto registration of firearms is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all gun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28160

Provision
defactoreghdefactoregh: De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28160

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29825

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29825

Provision
dvroremovaldvroremoval: State law requires law enforcement officers to remove firearms from DVRO offenders automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29825

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dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Fam. Code § 6389

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Fam. Code § 6389

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18250

Provision
exparteexparte: Ex parte (temporary) DVRO subjects are automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18250

Provision
expartedatingexpartedating: Ex parte DVROs are prohibiting if the petitioner is a dating partner of the DVRO subject
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18250

Provision
expartesurrenderexpartesurrender: State law requires ex parte DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18250

Provision
expartesurrenderdatingexpartesurrenderdating: The ex parte DVRO surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18250

Provision
expartesurrendernoconditionsexpartesurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the ex parte DVRO firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18250

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29800

Provision
fingerprintfingerprint: Fingerprinting required at point of purchase for all dealers
Subcategory
Fingerprinting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 23520

Provision
gunshowgunshow: Background checks required for all gun show firearm sales at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26805

Provision
gunshowhgunshowh: Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26805

Provision
gvrogvro: The law allows a family member or law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Subcategory
Gun violence restraining orders
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18120

Provision
gvrolawenforcementgvrolawenforcement: The law allows a law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Subcategory
Gun violence restraining orders
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18120

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
incidentremovalincidentremoval: State law requires law enforcement to remove firearms from the scene of a domestic violence incident
Subcategory
Firearm removal
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 18250

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invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

Cal. Welf. & Inst. Code § 8100

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junkgunjunkgun: Ban on junk guns (sometimes called "Saturday night specials")
Subcategory
Junk guns
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 16500

Provision
lockdlockd: Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 16540

Provision
lockplockp: Safety lock required for handguns sold through private sellers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 16540

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lockstandardslockstandards: Required locks must meet specified standards and/or must be approved
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 23650

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loststolenloststolen: Mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns by firearm owners
Subcategory
Theft reporting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25250

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magazinemagazine: Ban on large capacity magazines beyond just ammunition for pistols
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 32310

Provision
magazinepreownedmagazinepreowned: Pre-owned large capacity magazines are prohibited
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 32310

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mayissuemayissue: "May issue" state
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26150

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mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29805

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mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Cal. Family Code § 6211

Provision
mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29805

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mcdvsurrenderdatingmcdvsurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the defendant is a dating partner of the victim
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29805

Provision
mcdvsurrendernoconditionsmcdvsurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29805

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mentalhealthmentalhealth: Required background checks include an explicit requirement for search of state mental health records
Subcategory
Background checks - mental health records
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28220

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microstampmicrostamp: All handguns sold must have either ballistic fingerprinting or microstamping so that they can be identified if used in a crime
Subcategory
Crime gun identification
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 31910

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nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
onefeatureonefeature: Assault weapons defined by only one feature
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 30510

Provision
onepermonthonepermonth: One handgun per month with no or limited exceptions
Subcategory
Bulk purchase limit
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27535

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opencarrylopencarryl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 12031 and 12050

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opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 12031 and 12050

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opencarrypermitlopencarrypermitl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places unless the person has a permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 12031 and 12050

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permitpermit: A license or permit is required to purchase all firearms
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26840

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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 25400, § 25655

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permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26840

Provision
preemptionbroadpreemptionbroad: There is no preemption, narrow preemption, or broad state preemption across multiple areas of regulation, but it is not complete
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionnarrowpreemptionnarrow: There is no state preemption beyond the preemption of one area of regulation, such as firearm registration or concealed carry permitting
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
purgepurge: State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28215

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recordsallrecordsall: Record keeping and retention required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

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recordsallhrecordsallh: Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

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recordsdealerrecordsdealer: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

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recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

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relinquishmentrelinquishment: People are required to relinquish their firearms after they become prohibited from possessing them
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28910

Provision
reportallreportall: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

Provision
reportallhreportallh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

Provision
reportdealerreportdealer: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

Provision
reportdealerhreportdealerh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reliinquishment of weapons
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

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securitysecurity: At least one store security precaution required
Subcategory
Security
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26820

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showingshowing: Applicants are required to make a heightened showing to obtain a concealed carry permit
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26202

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stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 29805

Provision
statechecksstatechecks: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for all firearms
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28220

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28220

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strawpurchasestrawpurchase: No person may purchase a firearm on behalf of another person
Subcategory
Straw purchase
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27520

Provision
strawpurchasehstrawpurchaseh: No person may purchase a handgun on behalf of another person
Subcategory
Straw purchase
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27520

Provision
tenroundlimittenroundlimit: Ban includes a 10-round limit (not a 15 or higher round limit)
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 16740

Provision
thefttheft: Mandatory theft reporting for all firearms
Subcategory
Theft reporting
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 11106

Provision
threedaylimitthreedaylimit: Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Subcategory
Background checks time limit
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26815

Provision
traffickingbackgroundtraffickingbackground: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell without the buyer having completed a background check
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27520

Provision
traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27520

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 27520

Provision
trainingtraining: Safety training or testing required prior to issuing a firearm license or permit
Subcategory
Safety training
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26840

Provision
universaluniversal: Universal background checks required at point of transfer for all firearms
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28220

Provision
universalhuniversalh: Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28220

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28220

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 28220

Provision
violentviolent: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 12021.1

Provision
violenthviolenth: Handgun possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 12021.1

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 12021.1

Provision
waitingwaiting: Waiting period is required on all firearm purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26815

Provision
waitinghwaitingh: Waiting period is required on all handgun purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

Cal. Penal Code § 26815

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backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-112

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-205

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-205

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-211

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-203

Provision
collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-105.5

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 18-1-1001

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 18-1-1001

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 18-1-1001

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-105.5

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat § 18-12-108

Provision
gunshowgunshow: Background checks required for all gun show firearm sales at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 12-26.1-101

Provision
gunshowhgunshowh: Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 12-26.1-101

Provision
magazinemagazine: Ban on large capacity magazines beyond just ammunition for pistols
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. §§ 18-12-301

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-108

Provision
mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-108

Provision
mcdvsurrendernoconditionsmcdvsurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-108

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 18-12-201

Provision
recordsallhrecordsallh: Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-26-102

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 12-26-102

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat § 18-12-108

Provision
statechecksstatechecks: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for all firearms
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 24-33.5-424

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

C.R.S.A. § 24-33.5-424

Provision
traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat § 18-12-111

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat § 18-12-111

Provision
universaluniversal: Universal background checks required at point of transfer for all firearms
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-112

Provision
universalhuniversalh: Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-112

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-112

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

Colo. Rev. Stat. § 18-12-112

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Provision
age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-37a

Provision
age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-37a

Provision
age21handgunpossessage21handgunpossess: No possession of handguns until age 21
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28

Provision
age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-34

Provision
amm18amm18: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 18 for any type of ammunition (all firearms)
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38m

Provision
amm21hamm21h: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38m

Provision
ammbackgroundammbackground: Background checks required for ammunition purchase
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38m

Provision
ammpermitammpermit: Permit required to purchase ammunition
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38m

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38n

Provision
assaultassault: Assault weapons sales ban beyond just assault pistols
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202b

Provision
assaultlistassaultlist: Assault weapons included in a list of banned weapons
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202a

Provision
assaultregisterassaultregister: Grandfathered weapons must be registered
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202d

Provision
assaulttransferassaulttransfer: Transfer of grandfathered weapons is prohibited
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202b

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-37i

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-37i

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-37i

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-30

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38c

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-36k

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38c

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217b

Provision
exparteexparte: Ex parte (temporary) DVRO subjects are automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
expartedatingexpartedating: Ex parte DVROs are prohibiting if the petitioner is a dating partner of the DVRO subject
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
expartesurrenderexpartesurrender: State law requires ex parte DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38c

Provision
expartesurrenderdatingexpartesurrenderdating: The ex parte DVRO surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-36k

Provision
expartesurrendernoconditionsexpartesurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the ex parte DVRO firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-36k

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
fingerprintfingerprint: Fingerprinting required at point of purchase for all dealers
Subcategory
Fingerprinting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-29

Provision
gunshowgunshow: Background checks required for all gun show firearm sales at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-37g

Provision
gunshowhgunshowh: Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-37g

Provision
gvrolawenforcementgvrolawenforcement: The law allows a law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Subcategory
Gun violence restraining orders
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
invoutpatientinvoutpatient: Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
liabilityliability: Strict liability for damages resulting from illegal gun sales
Subcategory
Liability
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 52-571f

Provision
lockdlockd: Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
lockplockp: Safety lock required for handguns sold through private sellers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
loststolenloststolen: Mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns by firearm owners
Subcategory
Theft reporting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202g

Provision
magazinemagazine: Ban on large capacity magazines beyond just ammunition for pistols
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202w

Provision
mayissuemayissue: "May issue" state
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28(b)

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
mcdvsurrenderdatingmcdvsurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the defendant is a dating partner of the victim
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
mcdvsurrendernoconditionsmcdvsurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 46b-15

Provision
mentalhealthmentalhealth: Required background checks include an explicit requirement for search of state mental health records
Subcategory
Background checks - mental health records
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-38b

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
onefeatureonefeature: Assault weapons defined by only one feature
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202a

Provision
opencarrylopencarryl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28

Provision
opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-29

Provision
opencarrypermitlopencarrypermitl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places unless the person has a permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28

Provision
permitpermit: A license or permit is required to purchase all firearms
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-35

Provision
permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
permitlawpermitlaw: Permit process involves law enforcement
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
preemptionpreemption: State law does not preempt local regulation of firearms in any way
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionbroadpreemptionbroad: There is no preemption, narrow preemption, or broad state preemption across multiple areas of regulation, but it is not complete
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionnarrowpreemptionnarrow: There is no state preemption beyond the preemption of one area of regulation, such as firearm registration or concealed carry permitting
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
purgepurge: State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
recordsallrecordsall: Record keeping and retention required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-37a

Provision
recordsallhrecordsallh: Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-31

Provision
recordsdealerrecordsdealer: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-31

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-31

Provision
relinquishmentrelinquishment: People are required to relinquish their firearms after they become prohibited from possessing them
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-36k

Provision
reportallreportall: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 29-33(e)

Provision
reportallhreportallh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 29-33(e)

Provision
reportdealerreportdealer: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 29-33(e)

Provision
reportdealerhreportdealerh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reliinquishment of weapons
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. §§ 29-33(e)

Provision
securitysecurity: At least one store security precaution required
Subcategory
Security
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-37d

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
statechecksstatechecks: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for all firearms
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-36

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-36

Provision
tenroundlimittenroundlimit: Ban includes a 10-round limit (not a 15 or higher round limit)
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53-202w

Provision
traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-37j

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Conn. Gen. Stat. § 29-37j

Provision
trainingtraining: Safety training or testing required prior to issuing a firearm license or permit
Subcategory
Safety training
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28

Provision
universaluniversal: Universal background checks required at point of transfer for all firearms
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28a

Provision
universalhuniversalh: Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-28a

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 29-33

Provision
violentviolent: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
violenthviolenth: Handgun possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

C.G.S.A. § 53a-217

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Provision
age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

24 Del.C. § 903

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448A

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

11 Del.C. § 603

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

11 Del.C. § 603

Provision
cap18cap18: Criminal liability applies to children less than 18 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

11 Del.C. § 603

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

11 Del.C. § 603

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1441

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1457

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
gunshowgunshow: Background checks required for all gun show firearm sales at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448B

Provision
gunshowhgunshowh: Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448B

Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
invoutpatientinvoutpatient: Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
loststolenloststolen: Mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns by firearm owners
Subcategory
Theft reporting
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1461

Provision
mayissuemayissue: "May issue" state
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1441

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
mentalhealthmentalhealth: Required background checks include an explicit requirement for search of state mental health records
Subcategory
Background checks - mental health records
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448A

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1441

Provision
recordsallrecordsall: Record keeping and retention required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

24 Del.C. § 904

Provision
recordsallhrecordsallh: Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

24 Del.C. § 904

Provision
recordsdealerrecordsdealer: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

24 Del.C. § 904

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

24 Del.C. § 904

Provision
showingshowing: Applicants are required to make a heightened showing to obtain a concealed carry permit
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1441

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

Provision
threedaylimitthreedaylimit: Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Subcategory
Background checks time limit
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448A

Provision
traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1455

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1455

Provision
universaluniversal: Universal background checks required at point of transfer for all firearms
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448B

Provision
universalhuniversalh: Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448B

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448B

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448B

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

11 Del.C. § 1448

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Provision
age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.22

Provision
age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.17

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.23

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.174

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.174

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.174

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.06

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.06

Provision
collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.115

Provision
collegeconcealedcollegeconcealed: No gun carrying on college campuses, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.06

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 741.30

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.115

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.23

Provision
opencarryhopencarryh: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.053

Provision
opencarrylopencarryl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.053

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opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.053

Provision
opencarrypermitlopencarrypermitl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places unless the person has a permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.053

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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.01

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recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.0655

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traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.065

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

West's F.S.A. § 790.065

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ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-11-129

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-11-129

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ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-11-129

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-11-131

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opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-11-128

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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Ga. Code Ann., § 16-11-126

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age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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age21handgunpossessage21handgunpossess: No possession of handguns until age 21
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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age21longgunsaleage21longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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age21longgunsaledage21longgunsaled: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
alctreatmentalctreatment: Recent treatment for alcohol-related reasons is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Alcohol
Statute

HRS § 134-7

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ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

HRS § 134-7

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backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

HRS § 707-714.5

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

HRS § 707-714.5

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capaccesscapaccess: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

HRS § 134-10.5

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capunloadedcapunloaded: Criminal liability for negligent storage applies regardless of whether gun is loaded or unloaded
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

HRS § 707-714.5

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capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

HRS § 134-10.5

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ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

HRS § 704-411

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dealerdealer: State dealer license required for sale of all firearms
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

HRS § 134-31

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dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

HRS § 134-31

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defactoregdefactoreg: De facto registration of firearms is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all gun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

HRS § 134-3

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defactoreghdefactoregh: De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

HRS § 134-3

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

HRS § 134-7g

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
exparteexparte: Ex parte (temporary) DVRO subjects are automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
expartedatingexpartedating: Ex parte DVROs are prohibiting if the petitioner is a dating partner of the DVRO subject
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

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expartesurrenderexpartesurrender: State law requires ex parte DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
expartesurrenderdatingexpartesurrenderdating: The ex parte DVRO surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
expartesurrendernoconditionsexpartesurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the ex parte DVRO firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
fingerprintfingerprint: Fingerprinting required at point of purchase for all dealers
Subcategory
Fingerprinting
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
incidentremovalincidentremoval: State law requires law enforcement to remove firearms from the scene of a domestic violence incident
Subcategory
Firearm removal
Statute

HRS § 134-7.5

Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
invoutpatientinvoutpatient: Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
junkgunjunkgun: Ban on junk guns (sometimes called "Saturday night specials")
Subcategory
Junk guns
Statute

HRS § 134-15

Provision
mayissuemayissue: "May issue" state
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
mcdvremovalallowedmcdvremovalallowed: State law allows law enforcement to remove firearms from MCDV offenders
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
mcdvsurrenderdatingmcdvsurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the defendant is a dating partner of the victim
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
mcdvsurrendernoconditionsmcdvsurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
opencarrylopencarryl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
opencarrypermitlopencarrypermitl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places unless the person has a permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
permitpermit: A license or permit is required to purchase all firearms
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
permitlawpermitlaw: Permit process involves law enforcement
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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preemptionpreemption: State law does not preempt local regulation of firearms in any way
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionbroadpreemptionbroad: There is no preemption, narrow preemption, or broad state preemption across multiple areas of regulation, but it is not complete
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionnarrowpreemptionnarrow: There is no state preemption beyond the preemption of one area of regulation, such as firearm registration or concealed carry permitting
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
purgepurge: State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

HRS § 134-3

Provision
registrationregistration: Gun owners must register their firearms with the state
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

HRS § 134-3

Provision
registrationhregistrationh: Gun owners must register their handguns with the state
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

HRS § 134-3

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relinquishmentrelinquishment: People are required to relinquish their firearms after they become prohibited from possessing them
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

HRS § 134-7.3

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reportallreportall: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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reportallhreportallh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
reportdealerreportdealer: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

HRS § 134-3

Provision
reportdealerhreportdealerh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reliinquishment of weapons
Statute

HRS § 134-3

Provision
showingshowing: Applicants are required to make a heightened showing to obtain a concealed carry permit
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

HRS § 134-9

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
statechecksstatechecks: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for all firearms
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
threedaylimitthreedaylimit: Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Subcategory
Background checks time limit
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
trainingtraining: Safety training or testing required prior to issuing a firearm license or permit
Subcategory
Safety training
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
violentviolent: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
violenthviolenth: Handgun possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

HRS § 134-7

Provision
waitingwaiting: Waiting period is required on all firearm purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

HRS § 134-2

Provision
waitinghwaitingh: Waiting period is required on all handgun purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

HRS § 134-2

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elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

Idaho Statutes Annotated § 18-3302D

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute

Provision
ammbackgroundammbackground: Background checks required for ammunition purchase
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
ammpermitammpermit: Permit required to purchase ammunition
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

430 ILCS 65/2

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-9

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-9

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

430 ILCS 66/10

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

430 ILCS 66/10

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

430 ILCS 66/50

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

430 ILCS 66/70

Provision
collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-1

Provision
collegeconcealedcollegeconcealed: No gun carrying on college campuses, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

430 ILCS 66/65

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1.1

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1.1

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

430 ILCS 66/65

Provision
exparteexparte: Ex parte (temporary) DVRO subjects are automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
expartedatingexpartedating: Ex parte DVROs are prohibiting if the petitioner is a dating partner of the DVRO subject
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
expartesurrenderexpartesurrender: State law requires ex parte DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
expartesurrenderdatingexpartesurrenderdating: The ex parte DVRO surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
expartesurrendernoconditionsexpartesurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the ex parte DVRO firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

430 ILCS 65/8

Provision
gunshowgunshow: Background checks required for all gun show firearm sales at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
gunshowhgunshowh: Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
incidentremovalincidentremoval: State law requires law enforcement to remove firearms from the scene of a domestic violence incident
Subcategory
Firearm removal
Statute

725 ILCS 165/1

Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1.1

Provision
invoutpatientinvoutpatient: Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1.1

Provision
junkgunjunkgun: Ban on junk guns (sometimes called "Saturday night specials")
Subcategory
Junk guns
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-3

Provision
lockdlockd: Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-9.5

Provision
loststolenloststolen: Mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns by firearm owners
Subcategory
Theft reporting
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-4.1

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

430 ILCS 65/8

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

725 ILCS 5/112A-3

Provision
mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

430 ILCS 65/8

Provision
mcdvsurrenderdatingmcdvsurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the defendant is a dating partner of the victim
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

430 ILCS 65/8

Provision
mentalhealthmentalhealth: Required background checks include an explicit requirement for search of state mental health records
Subcategory
Background checks - mental health records
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3.1

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
opencarrylopencarryl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-1

Provision
opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-1

Provision
opencarrypermitlopencarrypermitl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places unless the person has a permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-1

Provision
permitpermit: A license or permit is required to purchase all firearms
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

430 ILCS 66/10

Provision
permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1

Provision
permitlawpermitlaw: Permit process involves law enforcement
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

430 ILCS 65/1.1

Provision
preemptionbroadpreemptionbroad: There is no preemption, narrow preemption, or broad state preemption across multiple areas of regulation, but it is not complete
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
recordsallrecordsall: Record keeping and retention required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
recordsallhrecordsallh: Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
recordsdealerrecordsdealer: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
relinquishmentrelinquishment: People are required to relinquish their firearms after they become prohibited from possessing them
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

430 ILCS 65/9.5

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

740 ILCS 21/80

Provision
statechecksstatechecks: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for all firearms
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3.1

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3.1

Provision
threedaylimitthreedaylimit: Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Subcategory
Background checks time limit
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-3.5

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-3.5

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

430 ILCS 65/3

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

430 ILCS 65/14

Provision
waitingwaiting: Waiting period is required on all firearm purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-3

Provision
waitinghwaitingh: Waiting period is required on all handgun purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

720 ILCS 5/24-3

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Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

IC 35-47-2-1

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

IC 35-47-2-1

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

IC 35-47-2-1

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

IC 35-47-2-14

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

IC 35-47-9-2

Provision
gvrolawenforcementgvrolawenforcement: The law allows a law enforcement officer to initiate a procedure to confiscate firearms from any person who is deemed by a judge to represent a threat to themselves or others
Subcategory
Gun violence restraining orders
Statute

IC 35-47-14-1

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mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

IC 35-47-2-1

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mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

IC 35-47-2-1

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opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

IC 35-47-2-1

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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

IC 35-47-2-1

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stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

IC 34-6-2-34.5

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traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

IC 35-47-2-7

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age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.22

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age21handgunpossessage21handgunpossess: No possession of handguns until age 21
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.22

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age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.22

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amm18amm18: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 18 for any type of ammunition (all firearms)
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.22

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amm21hamm21h: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.22

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backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.15

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cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.22

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capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.22

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ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.4

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.4

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ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.4

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ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.4

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dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.26

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dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.26

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elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.4B

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.26

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immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.26

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mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.26

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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.4

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permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.15

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permitlawpermitlaw: Permit process involves law enforcement
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.15

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statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.17

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universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

I.C.A. § 724.15

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alctreatmentalctreatment: Recent treatment for alcohol-related reasons is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Alcohol
Statute

K.S.A. 21-6301

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dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

K.S.A. 21-6301

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

K.S.A. 21-6304

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invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

K.S.A. 21-6301

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ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

KRS § 237.110

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

KRS § 237.110

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ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

KRS § 237.110

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ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

KRS § 237.110

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elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

KRS § 527.070

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felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

KRS § 237.070

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permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

KRS § 237.110

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age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

LSA-R.S. 14:91

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ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

LSA-R.S. 40:1379.3

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

LSA-R.S. 40:1379.3

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ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

LSA-R.S. 40:1379.3

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ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

LSA-R.S. 40:1379.3

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collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

LSA-R.S. 14:95.2

Provision
collegeconcealedcollegeconcealed: No gun carrying on college campuses, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

LSA-R.S. 40:1379.3

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dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

LSA-R.S. 46:2136.3

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

LSA-R.S. 46:2136.3

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elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

LSA-R.S. 14:95.2

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mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

LSA-R.S. 14:95.10

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

LSA-R.S. 14:34.9

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

LSA-R.S. 40:1379.3

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dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 393

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 393

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elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

20-A M.R.S.A. § 6552

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 393

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invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 393

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 393

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 393

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
recordsdealerrecordsdealer: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 455

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 455

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violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

15 M.R.S.A. § 393

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age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-134

Provision
age21handgunpossessage21handgunpossess: No possession of handguns until age 21
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-134

Provision
amm18amm18: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 18 for any type of ammunition (all firearms)
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-134

Provision
amm21hamm21h: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-134

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133.1

Provision
assaultassault: Assault weapons sales ban beyond just assault pistols
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-101

Provision
assaultlistassaultlist: Assault weapons included in a list of banned weapons
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-101

Provision
assaulttransferassaulttransfer: Transfer of grandfathered weapons is prohibited
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-303

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-120

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-104

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cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-104

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capaccesscapaccess: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-104

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capliabilitycapliability: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns, regardless of whether child actually gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-104

Provision
capunloadedcapunloaded: Criminal liability for negligent storage applies regardless of whether gun is loaded or unloaded
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-104

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-104

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-306

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-309

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-101

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-106

Provision
defactoreghdefactoregh: De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-117.1

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

MD Code, Family Law, § 4-506.1

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

MD Code, Family Law, § 4-506.1

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

MD Code, Family Law, § 4-506

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-102

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
fingerprintfingerprint: Fingerprinting required at point of purchase for all dealers
Subcategory
Fingerprinting
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-117.1

Provision
gunshowhgunshowh: Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-130

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
junkgunjunkgun: Ban on junk guns (sometimes called "Saturday night specials")
Subcategory
Junk guns
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-406

Provision
lockdlockd: Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Pub. Safety § 5-132

Provision
magazinemagazine: Ban on large capacity magazines beyond just ammunition for pistols
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-305

Provision
mayissuemayissue: "May issue" state
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-306

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
onepermonthonepermonth: One handgun per month with no or limited exceptions
Subcategory
Bulk purchase limit
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-128

Provision
opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

MD Ann. Code 1957, Article 27, 36B

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

MD Code, Criminal Law, § 4-203

Provision
permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-117.1

Provision
permitlawpermitlaw: Permit process involves law enforcement
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-117.1

Provision
personalizedpersonalized: State has a law that requires review of personalized gun technology
Subcategory
Personalized gun technology
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-132

Provision
purgepurge: State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-120

Provision
recordsallhrecordsallh: Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-145

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-145

Provision
reportallhreportallh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-120

Provision
reportdealerhreportdealerh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reliinquishment of weapons
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-120

Provision
showingshowing: Applicants are required to make a heightened showing to obtain a concealed carry permit
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-306

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-134

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-117.1

Provision
strawpurchasehstrawpurchaseh: No person may purchase a handgun on behalf of another person
Subcategory
Straw purchase
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-136

Provision
tenroundlimittenroundlimit: Ban includes a 10-round limit (not a 15 or higher round limit)
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Crim. Law § 4-305

Provision
threedaylimitthreedaylimit: Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Subcategory
Background checks time limit
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-117.1

Provision
trainingtraining: Safety training or testing required prior to issuing a firearm license or permit
Subcategory
Safety training
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-117.1

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universalhuniversalh: Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-118

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

Md. Code Ann., Pub. Safety §§ 5-117

Provision
violentviolent: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
violenthviolenth: Handgun possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by less than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-133

Provision
waitinghwaitingh: Waiting period is required on all handgun purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

MD Code, Public Safety, § 5-123

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age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
age21handgunpossessage21handgunpossess: No possession of handguns until age 21
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
age21longgunpossessage21longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 21
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
alctreatmentalctreatment: Recent treatment for alcohol-related reasons is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Alcohol
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
amm18amm18: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 18 for any type of ammunition (all firearms)
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
amm21hamm21h: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
ammbackgroundammbackground: Background checks required for ammunition purchase
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129C

Provision
ammlicenseammlicense: Vendor license required to sell ammunition
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
ammpermitammpermit: Permit required to purchase ammunition
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
assaultassault: Assault weapons sales ban beyond just assault pistols
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
assaultlistassaultlist: Assault weapons included in a list of banned weapons
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 121

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131L

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131L

Provision
cap18cap18: Criminal liability applies to children less than 18 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131L

Provision
capaccesscapaccess: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131L

Provision
capliabilitycapliability: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns, regardless of whether child actually gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131L

Provision
capunloadedcapunloaded: Criminal liability for negligent storage applies regardless of whether gun is loaded or unloaded
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131L

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131L

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140, § 131

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140, § 131

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Mass. Gen. Laws ch. 140, § 131

Provision
collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

M.G.L.A. 269 § 10

Provision
collegeconcealedcollegeconcealed: No gun carrying on college campuses, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

M.G.L.A. 269 § 10

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
dealerdealer: State dealer license required for sale of all firearms
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 122

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 122

Provision
defactoregdefactoreg: De facto registration of firearms is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all gun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
defactoreghdefactoregh: De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
dvroremovaldvroremoval: State law requires law enforcement officers to remove firearms from DVRO offenders automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

M.G.L.A. 269 § 10

Provision
exparteexparte: Ex parte (temporary) DVRO subjects are automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
expartedatingexpartedating: Ex parte DVROs are prohibiting if the petitioner is a dating partner of the DVRO subject
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
expartesurrenderexpartesurrender: State law requires ex parte DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
expartesurrenderdatingexpartesurrenderdating: The ex parte DVRO surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
expartesurrendernoconditionsexpartesurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the ex parte DVRO firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.G.L.A. 209A § 3B

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
fingerprintfingerprint: Fingerprinting required at point of purchase for all dealers
Subcategory
Fingerprinting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
inspectioninspection: Mandatory police inspections
Subcategory
Inspections
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
invoutpatientinvoutpatient: Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
junkgunjunkgun: Ban on junk guns (sometimes called "Saturday night specials")
Subcategory
Junk guns
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
lockdlockd: Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131K

Provision
lockedlocked: All firearms must be kept locked, all the time
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131K

Provision
lockplockp: Safety lock required for handguns sold through private sellers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131K

Provision
lockstandardslockstandards: Required locks must meet specified standards and/or must be approved
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131K

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loststolenloststolen: Mandatory reporting of lost and stolen guns by firearm owners
Subcategory
Theft reporting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
magazinemagazine: Ban on large capacity magazines beyond just ammunition for pistols
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 121

Provision
mayissuemayissue: "May issue" state
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
mcdvsurrenderdatingmcdvsurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the defendant is a dating partner of the victim
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
mcdvsurrendernoconditionsmcdvsurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
mentalhealthmentalhealth: Required background checks include an explicit requirement for search of state mental health records
Subcategory
Background checks - mental health records
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
opencarrylopencarryl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129C

Provision
opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129C

Provision
opencarrypermitlopencarrypermitl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places unless the person has a permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129C

Provision
permitpermit: A license or permit is required to purchase all firearms
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
permitlawpermitlaw: Permit process involves law enforcement
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
preemptionpreemption: State law does not preempt local regulation of firearms in any way
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionbroadpreemptionbroad: There is no preemption, narrow preemption, or broad state preemption across multiple areas of regulation, but it is not complete
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionnarrowpreemptionnarrow: There is no state preemption beyond the preemption of one area of regulation, such as firearm registration or concealed carry permitting
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
purgepurge: State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
recordsdealerrecordsdealer: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
relinquishmentrelinquishment: People are required to relinquish their firearms after they become prohibited from possessing them
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129D

Provision
reportallreportall: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all private sellers and all licensed dealers for all firearms
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
reportallhreportallh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
reportdealerreportdealer: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
reportdealerhreportdealerh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reliinquishment of weapons
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
residentialresidential: Ban on residential dealers
Subcategory
Location
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
securitysecurity: At least one store security precaution required
Subcategory
Security
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
statechecksstatechecks: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for all firearms
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
strawpurchasestrawpurchase: No person may purchase a firearm on behalf of another person
Subcategory
Straw purchase
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
strawpurchasehstrawpurchaseh: No person may purchase a handgun on behalf of another person
Subcategory
Straw purchase
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
tenroundlimittenroundlimit: Ban includes a 10-round limit (not a 15 or higher round limit)
Subcategory
Large capacity magazine ban
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 121

Provision
thefttheft: Mandatory theft reporting for all firearms
Subcategory
Theft reporting
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 123

Provision
threedaylimitthreedaylimit: Background checks for gun sales or permits have more than a three-day limit in which they must be completed
Subcategory
Background checks time limit
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131

Provision
traffickingbackgroundtraffickingbackground: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell without the buyer having completed a background check
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131E

Provision
trainingtraining: Safety training or testing required prior to issuing a firearm license or permit
Subcategory
Safety training
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 131P

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

M.G.L.A. 140 § 129B

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Provision
age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.425b

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.425b

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.425b

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.425b

Provision
defactoreghdefactoregh: De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

M.C.L.A. 750.237a

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
lockdlockd: Safety lock required for handguns sold through dealers
Subcategory
Safety locks
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.435

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422a

Provision
purgepurge: State is not required to purge sales records for at least 60 days after purchase
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

M.C.L.A. 750.232

Provision
recordsallhrecordsallh: Record keeping and retention required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
recordsdealerrecordsdealer: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for all firearm sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
recordsdealerhrecordsdealerh: Record keeping and retention required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Recordkeeping
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
registrationhregistrationh: Gun owners must register their handguns with the state
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
reportallhreportallh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for all sellers and all dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reporting
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422a

Provision
reportdealerhreportdealerh: Reporting of sales records to the state required for licensed dealers for handgun sales
Subcategory
Reliinquishment of weapons
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422a

Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

M.C.L.A. 28.422

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Provision
alctreatmentalctreatment: Recent treatment for alcohol-related reasons is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Alcohol
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.666

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.666

Provision
cap18cap18: Criminal liability applies to children less than 18 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.666

Provision
capaccesscapaccess: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.666

Provision
capliabilitycapliability: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns, regardless of whether child actually gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.666

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.666

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.714

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.714

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.714

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.714

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
dvroremovaldvroremoval: State law requires law enforcement officers to remove firearms from DVRO offenders automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.66

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
junkgunjunkgun: Ban on junk guns (sometimes called "Saturday night specials")
Subcategory
Junk guns
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.716

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
mcdvremovalallowedmcdvremovalallowed: State law allows law enforcement to remove firearms from MCDV offenders
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
mcdvremovalrequiredmcdvremovalrequired: State law requires law enforcement officers to remove firearms from MCDV offenders
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
mcdvsurrendermcdvsurrender: State law automatically requires MCDV offenders to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
mcdvsurrenderdatingmcdvsurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the defendant is a dating partner of the victim
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
mcdvsurrendernoconditionsmcdvsurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
opencarrypermithopencarrypermith: No open carry of handguns is allowed in public places unless the person has a concealed carry or handgun carry permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.714

Provision
opencarrypermitlopencarrypermitl: No open carry of long guns is allowed in public places unless the person has a permit
Subcategory
Open carry
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.714

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.714

Provision
securitysecurity: At least one store security precaution required
Subcategory
Security
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.7161

Provision
stalkingstalking: A stalking conviction is prohibitive for firearm possession
Subcategory
Stalking
Statute

M.S.A. § 609.749

Provision
traffickingprohibitedtraffickingprohibited: No person may purchase a firearm with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.7133

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.7133

Provision
violentpartialviolentpartial: Firearm possession is prohibited for people with a history of a violent misdemeanor punishable by more than one year of imprisonment
Subcategory
Violent Misdemeanor
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.713

Provision
waitinghwaitingh: Waiting period is required on all handgun purchases from dealers
Subcategory
Waiting period
Statute

M.S.A. § 624.7132

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Provision
collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-17

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

Miss. Code Ann. § 97-37-5

Provision
alcoholismalcoholism: Firearm purchase/possession is prohibited for some people with alcoholism
Subcategory
Alcohol
Statute

V.A.M.S. 571.070

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

V.A.M.S. 571.070

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

MCA 45-8-321

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

MCA 45-8-361

Provision
incidentremovalincidentremoval: State law requires law enforcement to remove firearms from the scene of a domestic violence incident
Subcategory
Firearm removal
Statute

MCA 46-6-603

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

MCA 45-8-321

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Provision
age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2404

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2431

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2431

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2435

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2435

Provision
collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1204.04

Provision
collegeconcealedcollegeconcealed: No gun carrying on college campuses, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1204.04

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1204.04

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1206

Provision
immunityimmunity: No law provides blanket immunity to gun manufacturers or prohibits state or local lawsuits against gun manufacturers
Category
Subcategory
Immunity
Statute
Provision
incidentremovalincidentremoval: State law requires law enforcement to remove firearms from the scene of a domestic violence incident
Subcategory
Firearm removal
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 29-440

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1206

Provision
mcdvdatingmcdvdating: MCDV convictions are prohibiting if the victim is a dating partner of the offender
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1206

Provision
nosygnosyg: No stand your ground law
Subcategory
Stand your ground
Statute
Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 28-1202

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permithpermith: A license or permit is required to purchase handguns
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2404

Provision
permitlawpermitlaw: Permit process involves law enforcement
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2404

Provision
preemptionbroadpreemptionbroad: There is no preemption, narrow preemption, or broad state preemption across multiple areas of regulation, but it is not complete
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
preemptionnarrowpreemptionnarrow: There is no state preemption beyond the preemption of one area of regulation, such as firearm registration or concealed carry permitting
Category
Subcategory
Preemption
Statute
Provision
statecheckshstatechecksh: State conducts separate background checks, beyond the federal NICS check, for handguns
Subcategory
Background checks - state records
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2403

Provision
traffickingprohibitedhtraffickingprohibitedh: No person may purchase a handgun with the intent to resell to a person who is prohibited from buying or possessing a firearm
Subcategory
Gun trafficking
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2422

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

Neb.Rev.St. § 69-2403

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Provision
age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

N.R.S. 202.300

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

N.R.S. 202.362

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

N.R.S. 202.3657

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

N.R.S. 202.3657

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

N.R.S. 202.3657

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

N.R.S. 202.3657

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

N.R.S. 202.360

Provision
drugmisdemeanordrugmisdemeanor: Drug misdemeanor is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Drugs
Statute

N.R.S. 202.360

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.R.S. 33.031

Provision
elementaryelementary: No gun carrying on elementary school property, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
School zones
Statute

N.R.S. 202.265

Provision
felonyfelony: Felony conviction is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Felony
Statute

N.R.S. 202.360

Provision
gunshowgunshow: Background checks required for all gun show firearm sales at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

N.R.S. 202.254

Provision
gunshowhgunshowh: Background checks required for purchase of handguns at gun shows at point of purchase
Subcategory
Gun shows
Statute

N.R.S. 202.254

Provision
invcommitmentinvcommitment: Involuntary commitment (inpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

N.R.S. 202.360

Provision
invoutpatientinvoutpatient: Involuntary commitment (outpatient) is prohibitive for firearm purchase/possession
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

N.R.S. 202.360

Provision
mcdvmcdv: State law automatically prohibits misdemeanor crime of domestic violence (MCDV) offenders from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Misdemeanor crimes
Statute

N.R.S. 202.360

Provision
permitconcealedpermitconcealed: Permit required to carry concealed weapons
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

N.R.S. 202.3653

Provision
universaluniversal: Universal background checks required at point of transfer for all firearms
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

N.R.S. 202.254

Provision
universalhuniversalh: Universal background check required at point of transfer for handguns
Subcategory
Universal background checks
Statute

N.R.S. 202.254

Provision
universalpermituniversalpermit: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all firearm sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

N.R.S. 202.254

Provision
universalpermithuniversalpermith: Background checks conducted through permit requirement for all handgun sales (or universal background checks)
Subcategory
Background checks through permits
Statute

N.R.S. 202.254

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cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 650-C:1

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 650-C:1

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 650-C:1

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 159:8

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:1

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:1

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:1

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:1

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.H. Rev. Stat. § 173-B:1

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Provision
age18longgunpossessage18longgunpossess: No possession of long guns until age 18
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-6.1

Provision
age18longgunsaleage18longgunsale: Purchase of long guns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 18 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-6.1

Provision
age21handgunpossessage21handgunpossess: No possession of handguns until age 21
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-6.1

Provision
age21handgunsaleage21handgunsale: Purchase of handguns from licensed dealers and private sellers restricted to age 21 and older
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-6.1

Provision
amm21hamm21h: Ammunition sales not allowed to persons under age 21 for handguns
Subcategory
Age restrictions
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3.3

Provision
ammrestrictammrestrict: Sale of ammunition is restricted to all the same categories as firearms
Subcategory
Prohibitors
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3.3

Provision
assaultassault: Assault weapons sales ban beyond just assault pistols
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5

Provision
assaultlistassaultlist: Assault weapons included in a list of banned weapons
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-1

Provision
assaultregisterassaultregister: Grandfathered weapons must be registered
Subcategory
Assault weapons ban
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-5

Provision
backgroundpurgebackgroundpurge: State is not required to purge background check records for at least 60 days
Subcategory
Background check records
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-2

Provision
cap14cap14: Criminal liability applies to children less than 14 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-15

Provision
cap16cap16: Criminal liability applies to children less than 16 years old
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-15

Provision
capaccesscapaccess: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child gains access
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-15

Provision
capusescapuses: Criminal liability for negligent storage of guns if child uses or carries the gun
Subcategory
Storage
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-15

Provision
ccbackgroundccbackground: Concealed carry permit process requires a background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4

Provision
ccbackgroundnicsccbackgroundnics: Concealed carry permit background check explicitly requires a check of the NICS database
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4

Provision
ccrenewbackgroundccrenewbackground: Concealed carry permit renewal requires a new background check
Subcategory
Background checks
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4

Provision
ccrevokeccrevoke: Authorities are required to revoke concealed carry permits under certain circumstances
Subcategory
Permitting
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-4

Provision
collegecollege: No gun carrying allowed on college campuses
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5

Provision
collegeconcealedcollegeconcealed: No gun carrying on college campuses, including concealed weapons permittees
Subcategory
Campus carry
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-5

Provision
dangerdanger: Firearm purchase/possession prohibited if person deemed by court to be danger to oneself or others
Subcategory
Mental Health
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7

Provision
dealerdealer: State dealer license required for sale of all firearms
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-2

Provision
dealerhdealerh: State dealer license required for handgun sales
Subcategory
Licensing
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-2

Provision
defactoreghdefactoregh: De facto registration of handguns is in place because of a recordkeeping requirement for all handgun sales
Subcategory
Registration
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-2

Provision
dvrodvro: State law automatically prohibits domestic violence-related restraining order (DVRO) subjects from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:58-3

Provision
dvrodatingdvrodating: DVROs are automatically prohibiting if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7

Provision
dvroremovaldvroremoval: State law requires law enforcement officers to remove firearms from DVRO offenders automatically prohibited from possessing firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7

Provision
dvrosurrenderdvrosurrender: State law requires DVRO subjects to surrender their firearms
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7

Provision
dvrosurrenderdatingdvrosurrenderdating: The surrender provisions apply if the subject is a dating partner of the petitioner
Subcategory
Restraining order
Statute

N.J.S.A. 2C:39-7

Provision
dvrosurrendernoconditionsdvrosurrendernoconditions: No additional finding is required before the firearm surrender provisions apply