Firearms Regulations

Each country has its own firearms regulations. Within countries, states or other political entities may have additional regulations governing the ownership, possession, transportation, and use of firearms.

This page provides links to government agencies concerned with firearms regulations. To determine the types of firearms that may be used for hunting in a particular US state or Canadian province please visit the wildlife agency website linked under the menu for State and Provincial Information.

United States - Firearms Laws

Department of the Treasury

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms

State Laws and Published Ordinances - Firearms

This page contains links to the United States' Federal Firearms Laws, along with links to the laws for each state and territory.

Canada - Firearms Laws

Department of Justice - Firearms Act

International Hunter Education Association

800 East 73rd Avenue, Unit 2
Denver, CO 80229
phone: 303 430-7233 |  fax: 303 430-7236


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