State Regulations

Regulations on firearms ownership, use, and sales vary from state to state. To access helpful information on regulations and laws in your state, please select from the links below:

Alabama

State Firearm Policies: 
https://ago.alabama.gov/Firearms

Alaska 
Permits & Licensing:
 
http://dps.alaska.gov/statewide/PermitsLicensing/concealedhandguns.aspx

Arizona 
Concealed Weapons: 

http://www.azdps.gov/Services/Concealed_Weapons/

Arkansas 
Concealed Handguns Licensing: 

http://asp.arkansas.gov/services-and-programs/detail/concealed-handgun-licensing

California 
Firearms Division: 
http://caag.state.ca.us/firearms/index.html

Colorado 
Gun Laws: 

https://www.colorado.gov/pacific/csp/colorado-gun-laws

Connecticut 
Firearms Division: 

http://www.ct.gov/bfpe/site/default.asp

Delaware 
Concealed Weapons Reciprocity: 

http://www.attorneygeneral.delaware.gov/criminal/concealedweapons.shtml

Florida 
Legislature, Licensing, Reciprocity: 

http://www.freshfromflorida.com/Divisions-Offices/Licensing/Concealed-Weapon-License

Georgia 
Permits & Licensing:
 
http://georgiawildlife.dnr.state.ga.us/content/displaycontent.asp?txtDocument=31

Hawaii 
Gun Laws: 

http://www.honolulupd.org/information/index.php?page=gunmain

Idaho 
Statutes:
 
http://www.idaho.gov/laws_rules/firearm.html

Illinois 
Firearms Services Bureau:
 
https://www.ispfsb.com/

Indiana 
Firearms Licensing:

http://www.in.gov/isp/firearms.htm

Iowa 
Weapons Permits: 
http://www.dps.state.ia.us/asd/weapon_permits.shtml 

Kansas 
Facts:

http://ag.ks.gov/public-safety/concealedcarry

Kentucky 
Legislature: 

http://www.lrc.ky.gov/Statutes/chapter.aspx?id=38384

Louisiana 
Statutes:

http://www.lsp.org/handguns.html

Maine
Statutes:
 
http://www.maine.gov/dps/msp/licenses/weapons_permits.html 

Maryland 
Licensing:
 
http://www.mdsp.org/

Massachusetts 
Firearms Records Bureau:

http://www.mass.gov/eopss/firearms-reg-and-laws/frb/

Michigan 
Firearm FAQs:

http://www.michigan.gov/msp/0,1607,7-123-1591_3503_4654—-,00.html

Minnesota 
Statutes:

http://www.revisor.leg.state.mn.us/

Mississippi 
Firearms Permits & Laws: 
http://www.dps.state.ms.us/firearms/ 

Missouri 
Concealed Carry Statutes:

http://www.moga.mo.gov/mostatutes/stathtml/57100001011.html 

Montana 
Concealed Weapons:

https://doj.mt.gov/enforcement/concealed-weapons/

Nebraska 
Concealed Carry:

https://statepatrol.nebraska.gov/concealedcarry.aspx

Nevada 
Statutes:

http://www.leg.state.nv.us/NRS/NRS-202.html#NRS202Sec253

New Hampshire
Permits: 

http://www.nh.gov/safety/divisions/nhsp/ssb/permitslicensing/plupr.html 

New Jersey 
FAQs, Reciprocity & Firearms Restrictions:

http://www.njsp.org/firearms/index.shtml

Firearms Forms: 
http://www.njsp.org/information/forms.shtml

New Mexico 
Concealed Weapons: 

http://www.dps.state.nm.us/index.php/nm-concealed-carry/ 

New York 
Permits:
 
http://troopers.ny.gov/firearms/

North Carolina 
Permit FAQs:

http://www.ncdoj.com/About-DOJ/Law-Enforcement-Training-and-Standards/Law-Enforcement-Liason/Concealed-Weapon-Reciprocity.aspx

North Dakota
Concealed Weapons: 

http://www.ag.state.nd.us/BCI/CW/CW.htm

Ohio 
Handgun permits and licensing: 

http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Law-Enforcement/Concealed-Carry

Oklahoma 
Handgun permits and licensing: 

http://www.ok.gov/osbi/Handgun_Licensing/index.html

Oregon 
Firearms Instant Check System (FICS):

http://www.oregon.gov/osp/id/pages/fics.aspx

Pennsylvania
Reciprocity:

https://www.attorneygeneral.gov/Media_and_Resources/Firearm_Reciprocity_Agreements/ 

Rhode Island
Policy, Application, and Relevant Statutes:

http://www.riag.ri.gov/home/pistols.pdf

South Carolina 
Firearms Laws: 

http://www.sled.sc.gov/cwp.aspx?MenuID=CWP

South Dakota 
Pistol Permits: 
 
https://sdsos.gov/services-for-individuals/concealed-pistol-permits/default.aspx

Tennessee 
Handgun Carry Permits:

http://tennessee.gov/safety/article/handgunmain

Texas 
Concealed Handgun License Program: 

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/administration/crime_records

Utah
Statutes:

http://bci.utah.gov/concealed-firearm/how-do-i-apply-for-a-concealed-firearm-permit/ 

Vermont 
Laws:

http://ago.vermont.gov/divisions/criminal-division/gun-laws.php

Virginia 
General Info, Laws, Purchases & Reciprocity:

http://www.vsp.state.va.us/Firearms.shtm 

Washington 
Concealed Weapon Reciprocity:

http://www.atg.wa.gov/firearms 

West Virginia 
Weapons FAQs:

http://www.wvsp.gov/about/Pages/LegalDivisionFAQs.aspx 

Wisconsin 
Firearms Laws:

http://wilawlibrary.gov/topics/firearms.php

Concealed Carry:
http://www.doj.state.wi.us/dles/cib/conceal-carry/concealed-carry

Wyoming 
Concealed Weapons Info & Reciprocity:
 
http://wyomingdci.wyo.gov/dci-criminal-justice-information-systems-section/concealed-firearms-permits