Updated for 2023: Traveler's Guide to Firearm Laws of the Fifty States

There is one way to be sure law-abiding gun owners stay that way while traveling, and that is to refer to this guide.

by posted on April 1, 2023
Travelers Guide To Firearm Laws 2023

With each passing year, the nuances of legally traveling with firearms become more important to understand, especially with state and federal courts changing the rules from one year to the next. What's permitted in one state might make you a felon the minute you cross state lines—even if all was just fine when you did it last year. And what about carrying in hotels, restaurants, state parks and more? 

There is one way to be sure law-abiding gun owners stay that way, and that is to refer to the Traveler's Guide to Firearms Laws of the Fifty States, now in its 27th year, and updated for 2023. Here's what you'll find in the new edition:

Featured in the new 2023 edition:

  • NEW coverage detailing carry rules for select Indian Reservation
  • NEW laws for permit issuance & carry in states affected by recent Supreme Court ruling
  • NEW full page interactive reciprocity map
  • Updated Traveler's Checklist coverage for carry in hotels, schools, restaurants, airport terminals, state parks and colleges
  • RV gun carry while "boondocking"
  • Expanded coverage for all vehicle carry issues
  • Permitless carry, reciprocity, recognition, open carry & self-defense issues explained in greater detail
  • Monthly online updates to conditional reciprocity lists
  • New formatting for state pages - provides easier reading and more detail
  • Over 100 law changes in statutes, codes and out-of-state permit recognition

Owners of the 2022 Edition (more than 100 changes, including):

★ 50 new subheadings in “Traveler’s Checklist” detailing gun carry at select Indian Reservations

★ monthly online updates to conditional reciprocity lists

★ new formatting for state pages—provides easier reading and more detail

★ over 100 changes including new rules for constitutional carry, weapons carried with a license and vehicle carry at schools and colleges

To learn more or to order, visit Traveler's Guide to Firearms Laws of the Fifty States.

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