The number of states that have banned all gun ownership from the beginning of the 20th century is shrinking and many of those states are now becoming more liberal in the way they enforce their gun laws.
Here are a few of the states that are still in the dark on gun ownership.
States with the most gun bansThe most restrictive states are those that have laws on the books that ban guns from being carried in public and require a permit to carry a firearm.
Here’s a look at the 10 most restrictive.
States that ban gun ownership entirelyThe 10 states that ban all gun possession altogether are: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
States which restrict gun ownership by prohibiting individuals from carrying a firearm in their vehicleThe 10 most heavily-restrictive states are: Arizona, California , Connecticut, Hawaii , Illinois, Kentucky , Louisiana, Maryland , Massachusetts, New Zealand, Rhode Islands, Tennessee , Texas and Utah.
States where gun possession is still prohibitedThe 10 more heavily-restricted states are New Hampshire , New York , Ohio, Oregon and Vermont.
States banning concealed carryThe 10 least-restricting states are Arizona, Alaska, Connecticut , Delaware, Maryland and Rhode Island.
States restricting firearm purchasesThe 10 less-restricted states are Alabama, Arizona, Colorado , Connecticut , Illinois , Indiana, Kentucky and Louisiana.
States not enforcing gun bansStates which enforce their own gun laws are: California, Delaware , Georgia , Maryland, Minnesota , Mississippi, Montana , New Mexico , North Carolina , North Dakota , Ohio , Oklahoma, Pennsylvania , South Carolina and Tennessee.