The following states have laws addressing gun storage in vehicles in the parking areas of employers and others. In many states, employers and others are prohibited from excluding guns, even on their own private property, if the gun is stored in a vehicle in a parking area.

States firearms in parking area laws

Year Enacted

What the law does

AK

2005

Requires all businesses and property owners and tenants
to allow firearms in parking areas

AL

2013

Requires all property owners to allow firearms in parking areas

AR

2015

Allows firearms to be stored in vehicles in any publicly owned and maintained parking lot.

AZ

2009

Requires employers, businesses, tenants,and property owners to allow firearms in parking areas

FL

2008

Requires employers to allow firearms in customer’s, employee’s or invitee’ vehicles in parking areas

GA

2008

Requires employers to allow firearms in employee’s vehicles in parking areas

IL

2013

Requires any private property owner, except a private residence, to allow concealed carry license holders to possess and store firearms in vehicles in parking areas.

IN

2010

Requires employers to allow firearms in employee’s vehicles in parking areas

KS

2010

Requires employers to allow firearms in employee’s vehicles in parking areas

KY

2006

Requires any employer, owner, or lessee to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas

LA

2008

Requires property owners, tenants, business owners and employers to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas

ME

2011

Requires employers to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas

MN

2003

Requires property owners and operators to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas

MO

2013

Requires state employers to allow firearms in parking areas.

MS

2006

Requires employers to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas

NC

2013

Requires state government agencies, k-12 schools, and universities and colleges to allow firearms in parking areas.

ND

2011

Requires landowners to allow firearms in customer’s, employee’s and invitee’s vehicles in parking areas

NE

2009

Requires property owners and operators to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas

OK

2005

Requires any person, business owner, tenant or employer to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas

TN

2013

Provides that a concealed carry permit holder may transport and store a firearm or ammunition in his or her vehicle in any public or private parking area.

TX

2011 and 2013

Requires employers to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas. And, in 2013, Prohibits an institution of higher education from prohibiting a student who is a concealed carry permit holderfrom transporting or storing a handgun or ammunition in a vehicle on astreet, driveway or parking area located on the campus.

UT

2009

Requires any person or entity to allow firearms invehicles in parking areas

WI

2011

Requires property owners to allow firearms in vehicles in parking areas