Permit To Purchase Across the Nation

  • Permit To Purchase
  • No Permit To Purchase
  • Partial Permit To Purchase

Some states require that a citizen acquires a permit, before they purchase a gun. If it is required, there will be a fee that varies from state to state. Some states also require finger printing, and background checks before issuing the permit.

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

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

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