Tracking State by State

Giffords Law Center tracks and analyzes firearm legislation in all 50 states, researching close to 2,000 bills each year. Distributed in the first half of the year, when most state legislatures are in session, Gun Law Trendwatch highlights developments in state gun legislation, documents important victories, and monitors the gun lobby’s activity in legislatures across the country.

Browse issues from prior years below, or visit the current edition of Gun Law Trendwatch.


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