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Which states prohibit the concealed carry of guns in bars?

10 states have adopted this policy

AL AK AZ AR CA CO CT DE FL GA HI ID IL IN IA KS KY LA ME MD MA MI MN MS MO MT NE NV NH NJ NM NY NC ND OH OK OR PA RI SC SD TN TX UT VT VA WA WV WI WY

No Guns in Bars

Alabama has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Alaska has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Arizona has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Arkansas has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

California has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Colorado has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Connecticut has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Delaware has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Florida has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Georgia has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Hawaii has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Idaho has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Illinois has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Indiana has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Iowa has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Kansas has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Kentucky has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Louisiana has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Maine has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Maryland has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Massachusetts has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Michigan has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Minnesota has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Mississippi has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Missouri has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Montana has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Nebraska has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Nevada has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

New Hampshire has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

New Jersey has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

New Mexico has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

New York has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

North Carolina has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

North Dakota has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Ohio has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Oklahoma has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Oregon has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Pennsylvania has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Rhode Island has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

South Carolina has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

South Dakota has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Tennessee has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Texas has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Utah has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Vermont has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Virginia has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Washington has adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

West Virginia has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Wisconsin has not adopted this policy

No Guns in Bars

Wyoming has not adopted this policy

What It Does

Despite strong evidence that guns and alcohol don’t mix, only a small minority of states have acted to prohibit concealed carry in bars—and only Alaska has rejected guns in all places that serve alcohol.

The Impact

Alcohol use increases the likelihood of violent behavior and leads to impaired judgment. Nearly half of all people convicted of homicide report being under the influence of alcohol at the time of their crime.

Show Citations and Footnotes
Source: Alaska Stat. § 11.61.220(a)(2); Fla. Stat. §§ 790.06(12)(a)(12), 790.053(1); 720 Ill. Comp. Stat. 5/24-1(a)(8), 430 Ill. Comp. Stat. §§ 66/65(a)(9), 66/10(c)(1); Ky. Rev. Stat. Ann. § 244.125(1); La. Rev. Stat. § 14:95.5; N.M. Stat. Ann. § 30-7-3(A); N.D. Cent. Code § 62.1-02-04; Okla. Stat. tit. 21, § 1272.1; Tex. Penal Code §§ 46.03(a)(7), 46.035(b)(1); Wash. Rev. Code § 9.41.300(1).

impaired judgment etc: Wilson IM, Graham K, & Taft A. (2014, August 27). Alcohol interventions, alcohol policy, and intimate partner violence: A systematic review. BMC Public Health, 14: 881. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-14-881#citeas; Casey C. (2011, June 17). Guns, binge drinking go hand-in-hand. Futurity. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from futurity.org/guns-binge-drinking-go-hand-in-hand/.

nearly half: Karberg JC, & James DJ. (2005, July). Substance dependence, abuse, and treatment of jail inmates, 2002. US Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, report no. NCJ 209588. Retrieved January 19, 2022, from https://bjs.ojp.gov/content/pub/pdf/sdatji02.pdf.

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