StateRequired 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?
AlabamaNOYES, 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.
AlaskaYESNot in Bars, but allowed in restaurants but CAN NOT be consuming alcholic beveragesYES, No restrictions
ArizonaNOYES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply.YES, No restrictions
ArkansasYESNot 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.
ColoradoNONot in Bars, but allowed in restaurants but CAN NOT be consuming alcholic beveragesYES, No restrictions
DelawareNOYES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply.YES, No restrictions
FloridaNOYES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply.No
IdahoNOYES, 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
IndianaNOYES, 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
IowaNOYES, 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
KansasNOYES, but if the establishment has a No Gun sign and sees/ask person to leave, they must comply.YES, No restrictions
KentuckyNOYES, 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
LouisianaYESYES, 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
MichiganYESYES, 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.
MinesotaNOYES, 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
MississippiNOYES, 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
MissouriNOYES, 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
MontanaNOYES 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
NebraskaYESYES, 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.
NevadaNOYes as there is no law againstYes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places
New MexicoNOYes 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 CarolinaYESYES, 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 DakotaNOYES, 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.
OklahomaYESRestaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No.Yes, but not allowed in “OFF LIMIT” places. Generally, Long Guns allowed, however not loaded in a vehicle
South CarolinaYESYes unless posted and can not consume liquor, beer or wine.No
South DakotaNORestaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No.YES
TennesseeNOYes 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.
UtahNOYes unless posted, but cannot be intoxicatedYes, 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.
VermontNOYes unless posted.YES
VirginiaNOYes unless posted, but cannot consume alcohol.YES
WashingtonNORestaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No.YES
West VirginiaNOYes unless posted.YES on handguns, no on long guns
WyomingNORestaurant, Yes unless posted. Bar, No.YES

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