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South Dakota Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet South Dakota is a "shall issue" state for concealed carry. The local county sheriff shall issue a permit to carry a concealed pistol to qualified applicants. A temporary permit shall be issued within five days of the application. Concealed carry is not permitted at an elementary or secondary school, in a courthouse, or in […]

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South Carolina Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet South Carolina is a "shall issue" concealed carry permit state. No permit is required to purchase rifles, shotguns, or handguns. South Carolina also has "Castle Doctrine" legal protection of the use of deadly force against intruders into one's home, business, or car. It is unlawful to carry a firearm onto private or public school […]

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Rhode Island Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Although Rhode Island is a shall issue state by the 'local licensing authority' (RI Gen Law 11-47-11), they will revert you to the Attorney General when applying which is a MAY issue licensing authority (RI Gen Law 11-47-18). The local Police Chief has to sign ones application to 'verify residency' before one can submit […]

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Pennsylvania Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant Statutes Notes State Permit to Purchase? No No — No Firearm registration? No No — No "Assault weapon" law? No No — No Owner license required? No No — No Carry permits issued? No Yes — *See note above State Preemption of local restrictions? Yes Yes — — NFA […]

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Oregon Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet In Oregon, the right to bear arms is protected by Article 1, Section 27 of the state constitution. Oregon is a shall-issue concealed-carry state and is notable for having very few restrictions on where a concealed firearm may be carried. Oregon also has statewide preemption for its concealed-carry laws—meaning that, with limited exceptions, counties […]

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