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United States Background Check and Gun Laws by State

Tweet United States Background Check and Gun Laws by State. Gun laws for possession, carrying, acquiring, buying, selling, and distributing will vary from state to state, some may be broader or more limited to existing Federal Gun Laws. Firearm Licensees are subject to the Gun Laws of the state where they are in rather than […]

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Wyoming Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet   According to the Office of the Attorney General of Wyoming, Wyoming state law (W.S. § 6-8-104) provides for the issuance of concealed firearm permits. Wyoming also recognizes concealed firearms permits from the following list of other U.S. states (subject to frequent review and revision): Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Indiana, Kentucky, […]

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Wisconsin Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet   Wisconsin is one of two states that completely prohibit concealed carry by private citizens. Open carry is legal except where prohibited by law (vehicles, government buildings, schools, establishments that sell liquor for consumption on the premises, state parks, and 1000' from the edge of school property unless on private property)." Some jurisdictions have […]

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West Virginia Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant Statutes Notes State permit to purchase? No No None   Firearm registration? No No None   "Assault weapon" law? No No None   Owner license required? No No None   Carry permits issued? No Yes §§ 61-7-3, 4, 5, 6 Concealed carry of pistols and revolvers allowed with permit; […]

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Washington Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet   Washington is one of the original "shall issue" states. The county sheriff or city police chief shall issue a concealed pistol license to any applicant, age 21 or older, who meets certain requirements, including no felony convictions, no misdemeanor domestic violence convictions, and no outstanding warrants. Open carrying of firearms is not prohibited […]

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