State Firearm Laws Website

The State Firearm Laws project aims to provide researchers with the data necessary to evaluate the effectiveness of various firearm laws. The website features a database of all law provisions by year and state, a codebook, and information on the methodology used to develop the database. There is also easily accessible information on a state-by-state basis that shows the number of laws, the per capita rates of gun related homicides and suicides, and a listing of all the laws in the state. The entire database can be downloaded for use.