State-by-State Gun Law Database

Number of firearm laws by state.

"How and where you can buy or carry a firearm depends entirely on where you live. Since relatively few gun laws have been passed by Congress, it’s up to individual states to decide if, for example, you need a permit to carry a concealed weapon. Or if someone convicted of domestic violence can have a gun. Would it surprise you to learn that the number of gun laws on the books in each state varies dramatically? California has 104 gun laws. Alaska has just 4. 

A comprehensive new database of state gun laws offers a way to track the effects of restricting access to firearms."

Show: Top of Mind with Julie Rose.

Station: BYU Radio.

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