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Concealed Carry Laws in the United States

 

State Recognize Ohio CHL License? Required to notify Law Enforcement of having a concealed carry weapons license? Able to carry into bars/restaurants? If yes, any restrictions? Open Carry legal? Any restrictions Long Guns or Handguns?
Alabama YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. YES, but prohibited in a car without a CHL. Loaded long guns may be carried in plain view or in gun cases.
Alaska YES YES Not in Bars, but allowed in restaurants but CAN NOT be consuming alcholic beverages YES, No restrictions
Arizona YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. YES, No restrictions
Arkansas YES YES Not in Bars, but allowed in restaurants unless owner/manager has excercised discretion to prohibit. Concealed carry in the vehicle is ok with a permit. Without a permit, handguns must be unloaded and cased; glove compartment carry of a handgun is illegal; rifles and shotguns may be carried in plain view or secured in commercial cases.
Colorado YES NO Not in Bars, but allowed in restaurants but CAN NOT be consuming alcholic beverages YES, No restrictions
Delaware YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. YES, No restrictions
Florida YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. No
Idaho YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Indiana YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but restricted to permitted individuals, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Iowa YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but restricted to permitted individuals, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Kansas YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. YES, No restrictions
Kentucky YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Louisiana YES YES YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Michigan YES YES YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but must have a valid permit/license to carry a loaded handgun in a vehicle in Michigan. Residents of Michigan without a CPL you must carry a firearm registered to you. For Non Residents if you do not have a permit/license from your state of residents Concealed and/or Open Carry is not an option. Places as listed in the “Places Off Limits” above may not apply to those who open carry. Those who Open Carry without a valid Permit/License to Carry “Can’t” carry on the property of businesses that sell Alcohol and includes Grocery Stores that sell alcohol.
Minesota YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but restricted to permitted individuals, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Mississippi YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Missouri YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but restricted to permitted individuals, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Montana YES NO YES for open carry, but no for concealed, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
Nebraska YES YES YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Open Carry is legal but state preemption allows local governments to regulate the open carrying of firearms. Nebraska preemption only covers the carrying of “Concealed firearms.” Places as listed in the “Places Off Limits” above apply to those who open carry.
Nevada YES NO Yes as there is no law against Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
New Mexico YES NO Yes But only into a restaurant licensed to sell only beer and wine that derives no less than sixty percent of its annual gross receipts from the sale of food for consumption on the premises, unless the restaurant has a sign posted, in a conspicuous location at each public entrance, prohibiting the carrying of firearms, or the person is verbally instructed by the owner or manager that the carrying of a firearm is not permitted in the restaurant; carry is not permitted in any restaurant that serves “Hard Liquor.” Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
North Carolina YES YES YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
North Dakota YES NO YES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply. Open carry of long guns is generally permitted. Open carry of a loaded handgun is permitted only by individuals with a valid concealed weapons license. Non permit holders may carry one hour before sunrise till one hour after sunset provided the firearm is unloaded and in plain sight.
Oklahoma YES YES Restaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No. Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places. Generally, Long Guns allowed, however not loaded in a vehicle
South Carolina YES YES Yes unless posted and can not consume liquor, beer or wine. No
South Dakota YES NO Restaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No. YES
Tennessee YES NO Yes unless posted and can not consume liquor, beer or wine. Yes, Open carry of loaded handguns is permitted for those who have been issued a license to carry. Long guns may only be carried unloaded.
Utah YES NO Yes unless posted, but cannot be intoxicated Yes, Open carry of unloaded handguns and long guns are permitted without license to carry and Loaded are permitted for those who have a valid permit/license to carry a concealed firearm.
Vermont YES NO Yes unless posted. YES
Virginia YES NO Yes unless posted, but cannot consume alcohol. YES
Washington YES NO Restaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No. YES
West Virginia YES NO Yes unless posted. YES on handguns, no on long guns
Wyoming YES NO Restaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No. YES

 

*Further restrictions on ownership and / or use. You should consult with a gun lawyer licensed in the respective state before possession or use.

DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is not legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice. The attorneys at Barney DeBrosse, LLC, are licensed in Ohio and can only provide legal advice with regards to Ohio law and applicable federal laws and regulations. You should consult with a licensed attorney in your respective state before you engage in the possession and / or use of any National Firearm Act regulated weapon.

For more information on the National Firearms Act please visit:

BATFE NFA Branch: https://www.atf.gov/content/firearms/firearms-industry/national-firearms-act

National Firearms Act Trade & Collectors Association (NFATCA): http://www.nfatca.org/

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