Here Are The Gun Laws For All 50 States In The USA

Gun Laws By State In The U.S.A

 
In 1789 the Second Amendment gave Americans “the right to keep and bear arms”. However who, when, where and how one may bare arms is continuously under the microscope. The fifty states of the USA have different laws to cover firearms as each state varies significantly regarding gun control. If you’ve ever wondered what gun laws look like in your state following is a list of the fifty states, in alphabetical order, with details of their individual state firearms control legislation.
 

Alabama

The state of Alabama is reasonably relaxed about gun control , although it does support prohibition on possession for high risk individuals or those who have been convicted of domestic violence offences.

Alaska

A prohibition only on high risk individuals applies in Alasaka, a state with some of the loosest gun laws.

Arizona

The state of Arizona is also reasonably relaxed about gun control, supporting only prohibition on possession for high risk individuals or those who have been convicted of domestic violence offences.

Arkansas

Another state with limited gun control legislation, which prohibits ownership only by high risk individuals.

California

One of the strictest states, California’s legislation provides for a ban on assault weapons and high capacity magazines, prohibits high risk individuals and those with convictions for domestic violence offences and requires compulsory universal background checks on gun buyers.

Colorado

Colorado is also strict, having the same legislation as California, save that assault weapons are not prohibited.

Connecticut

Another of the strictest states, having all the same legislative limitations on firearms as California.

Delaware

Delaware prohibits ownership by high risk people and those with domestic violence convictions and also requires universal background checks.

Florida

A prohibition applies to those considered to be high risk and individuals with domestic violence convictions.

Georgia

The state of Georgia provides a prohibition only on high risk individuals.

Hawaii

Hawaii also prohibits ownership by high risk people and those with domestic violence convictions and also requires universal background checks.

Idaho

Idaho does not have legislation to restrict gun ownership of assault weapons or high capacity magazines High risk individuals and those with convictions for domestic violence offences are not prohibited from possessing firearms and background checks on gun buyers are not required.

Illinois

A prohibition on ownership by high risk people and those with domestic violence convictions applies. Universal background checks are also compulsory.

Indiana

Relaxed firearms legislation means that only individuals with domestic violence convictions are prohibited.

Iowa

Like Illinois, high risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence are prohibited and background checks are compulsory.

Kansas

A prohibition applies only to high risk individuals.

Kentucky

Only high risk individuals are prohibited.

Louisiana

A prohibition applies only to those with a domestic violence conviction.

Maine

A prohibition applies on high risk people and those convicted of domestic violence.

Maryland

Maryland has tight gun laws, banning assault weapons and high capacity magazines, prohibiting high risk individuals and those with convictions for domestic violence offences and requiring mandatory universal background checks on gun buyers.

Massachusetts

Another state with relatively tight gun control legislation, which mirrors that of Maryland.

Michigan

A prohibition on high risk individuals is in place and background checks are required prior to purchasing a firearm.

Minnesota

A prohibition exits for high risk individuals and anyone convicted of a domestic violence offence.

Mississippi

Only high risk individuals are prohibited.

Missouri

Missouri has the same relaxed gun laws as nearby Mississippi.

Montana

Like in Idaho, none of the legislation affecting most other states is in place in Montana.

Nebraska

A prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those convicted for offences of domestic violence and universal background checks are mandatory.

Nevada

The same provisions as apply in Nebraska are also in force in Nevada.

New Hampshire

A prohibition applies only to those convicted for domestic violence.

New Jersey

Another state with tight gun laws, in which assault weapons and high capacity magazines are banned, high risk individuals and those with convictions for domestic violence prohibited from ownership and mandatory universal background checks are required.

New Mexico

Only high risk individuals are prohibited from carrying firearms.

New York

A similar set of strict gun laws to neighbouring New Jersey.

North Carolina

No legislation regarding the type of weapon is in place but prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those with domestic violence offences. Background checks are mandatory.

North Dakota

A prohibition applies only to high risk individuals.

Ohio

A prohibition applies only to high risk individuals.

Oklahoma

A prohibition applies only to high risk individuals.

Oregon

Prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those with domestic violence offences. Background checks are mandatory.

Pennsylvania

Prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those with domestic violence offences. Background checks are mandatory.

Rhode Island

High risk individuals are prohibited and background checks are required.

South Carolina

Only high risk individuals are prohibited.

South Dakota

A prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence offences.

Tennessee

A prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence offences.

Texas

A prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence offences.

Utah

A prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence offences.

Vermont

A prohibition applies only to those convicted of domestic violence offences.

Virginia

A prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence offences.

Washington

Prohibition applies to high risk individuals and those with domestic violence offences. Universal background checks are compulsory.

Washington D.C.

D.C. has tight gun controls. Assault weapons and high capacity magazines are prohibited, high risk individuals and those with domestic violence convictions are barred from ownership and compulsory universal background checks are required.

West Virginia

High risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence offences are subject to prohibition.

Wisconsin

High risk individuals and those convicted of domestic violence offences are subject to prohibition.

Wyoming

Only high risk individuals are prohibited.

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