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Firearm Registration Across the Nation

  • Firearm Registration
  • No Firearm Registration
  • Partial Firearm Registration

Most states do not require owners to register their firearms with the police. A few states only require that certain types of firearms maybe registered, such as assault weapons. Registering your firearm involves fingerprinting, recording the gun's serial number, your name, and address.

State Long-guns Handguns
Alabama No No
Alaska No No
Arizona No No
Arkansas No No
California No Yes
Colorado No No
Connecticut No* No*
Delaware No No
District of Columbia Yes Yes
Florida No No
Georgia No No
Hawaii Yes Yes
Idaho No No
Illinois No* No*
Indiana No No
Iowa No No
Kansas No No
Kentucky No No
Louisiana No No
Maine No No
Maryland No Yes
Massachusetts No No
Michigan No Yes
Minnesota No No
Mississippi No No
Missouri No No
Montana No No
Nebraska No No
Nevada No No
New Hampshire No No
New Jersey No Yes*
New Mexico No No
New York No* Yes
North Carolina No No*
North Dakota No No
Ohio No No
Oklahoma No No
Oregon No No
Pennsylvania No No
Rhode Island No No
South Carolina No No
South Dakota No No
Tennessee No No
Texas No No
Utah No No
Vermont No No
Virginia No* No*
Washington No Partial
West Virginia No No
Wisconsin No No
Wyoming No No

*Under certain conditions, see the law page for details.

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