Traveler's Guide to the Firearm Laws of the Fifty States

CHANGES SINCE YOUR LAST EDITION

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Owners of the 2018 Edition (over 100 changes including):

  • ★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing ammunition carry & possession in each state
  • ★ monthly online updates to conditional reciprocity lists
  • ★ new formatting for state pages — provides easier reading and more detail
  • ★ over 100 changes including new rules for constitutional carry, weapons carried with a license and vehicle carry at schools and colleges

Owners of the 2017 Edition (over 200 changes including):

  • ★ all changes listed in 2018 section above
  • ★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing firearms carry and possession in hotels
  • ★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing the types of weapons that may be carried with a license
  • ★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing constitutional or “permitless carry” for each state
  • ★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing out-of-state permit recognition for each state
  • ★ 4 more states enacted laws allowing concealed carry without a permit
  • ★ 1 state legalized handgun carry on snowmobiles and ATVs
  • ★ >1 state legalized suppressor ownership
  • ★ 13 states modified their reciprocity lists (adding and, in some cases, deleting states from their lists)
  • ★ 1 state banned possession of all firearm magazines over 10 shots
  • ★ 1 state enacted automatic recognition of all out-of-state permits
  • ★ 2 states preempted all code enforcement for vehicle carry on college campuses
  • ★ 1 state eliminated prohibition of non-permittees carrying guns on public transportation
  • ★ 1 state Supreme Court made it easier for non-residents to apply for that state’s carry license
  • ★ 1 state enacted law allowing greater recognition of other states’ permits

Owners of the 2016 Edition (over 390 changes including):

  • ★ all changes listed in 2018 and 2017 sections above
  • ★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing vehicle carry on school grounds
  • ★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing personal ownership of suppressors
  • ★ new section in introduction explaining gun possession in hotels and rest areas
  • ★ 2 states enacted laws allowing concealed carry without a permit
  • ★ 3 states improved their conditional reciprocity laws
  • ★ 1 state adopted automatic recognition for all out-of-state permits
  • ★ 1 state enacted law allowing open carry by permittees
  • ★ 2 states made suppressor ownership lawful
  • ★ 2 states extended the right to concealed carry without a permit to certain qualified conditions
  • ★ 11 states modified their reciprocity lists (adding and, in some cases, deleting states from their lists)
  • ★ 1 state allowed localities to restrict open carry in government buildings
  • ★ 2 states improved vehicle carry options for parking lots
  • ★ 1 state preempted all local gun ordinances
  • ★ 2 states improved carry options on college campuses

Owners of 2015 and earlier Editions

TOO Many Changes to List!