Updated for 2024: Traveler's Guide to Firearms Laws of the Fifty States

The best way to ensure you are a law-abiding gun owner while traveling is to refer to this guide.

by posted on April 1, 2024
Travelers Guide 2024

The nuances of legally traveling with firearms become more important to understand every year, 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 28th year, and updated for 2024. Here's what you'll find in the new edition:

Featured in the new 2024 edition:

Which states allow me to carry a “loaded” firearm in the passenger compartment of my vehicle?
Which states allow me to carry a concealed firearm with or without a license to carry?
Which states honor my permit to carry a concealed firearm?
Which states allow carry in restaurants serving alcohol?
Which states’ laws allow open carry of a firearm while on foot?
Which states prohibit the mere possession of a handgun while in a vehicle?
In which states is it better to carry a rifle or shotgun for personal protection?
Which states prevent localities from regulating firearms carry?
Which states require permittees to declare their status to Law Enforcement?
How can I legally possess firearms in National Parks and Forests?
Which states allow me to carry a firearm in their state parks?
How can I transport firearms on commercial airline, cruise ships & trains?
How can I transport firearms through a state that prohibits any gun possession?
How do I carry a firearm if I am an active duty or retired law enforcement officer?
How do I carry a handgun on a motorcycle?

… and so much more!

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

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