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Virginia Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet The right to keep and bear arms is protected by the Constitution of Virginia. State Preemption There is State preemption of local firearm laws. Localities may regulate: The discharge of firearms. The transportation of a loaded rifle or shotgun. Fingerprinting for concealed handgun permits, though fingerprints may not be kept and must be destroyed […]

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Vermont Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Vermont has very few gun control laws. Gun dealers are required to keep a record of all handgun sales. It is illegal to carry a gun on school property or in a courthouse. State law preempts local governments from regulating the possession, ownership, transfer, carrying, registration or licensing of firearms.   The term "Vermont […]

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Utah Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant Statutes Notes State Permit to Purchase? No No None Utah charges a $7.50 fee for an instant background check. This fee is waived for persons with a Utah issued Concealed Firearm Permit. Firearm registration? No No None   "Assault weapon" law? No No None   Owner license required? No […]

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Texas 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 GC Ch. 411 Subch H, PC 46.15 Concealed carry of a handgun requires a […]

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Tennessee Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant Statutes Notes State Permit to Purchase? No No None No Firearm registration? No No None No "Assault weapon" law? No No None No Owner license required? No No None No Carry permits issued? No* Yes T.C.A. 39-17-1351 Permits are "shall-issue". Concealed or open carry of a handgun is allowed […]

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