Open Carry Across the Nation

  • Open Carry
  • No Open Carry
  • Partial Open Carry

Open carry is the ability to carry a gun in plain view. Some states require a permit to open carry, and some do not, but most have restrictions on where it is legal to open carry.

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

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

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