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State and local handgun laws

Since the federal government, states, and many local governments have different handgun laws, you must find out what is legal in your area. In addition, if you are taking your handgun with you to another location, you must:

  • Make sure you follow the laws regarding transporting a handgun.
  • Check the state and local laws for the area where you will be shooting your gun.

Some information on state laws can be found under “Gun Laws At a Glance” and “State Gun Law Profiles” on the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Institute for Legislative Action website.