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

CHANGES SINCE YOUR LAST EDITION

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Owners of the 2017 Edition (over 100 changes including):

  • 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing gun carry & possession in hotels
  • 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 2016 Edition (over 200 changes including):

  • all changes listed in 2017 section above
  • 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 2015 Edition (over 390 changes including):

  • all changes listed in 2017 and 2016 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 2014 and earlier Editions

TOO Many Changes to List!