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Hawaii Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Hawaii is a "may issue" state for concealed carry. "In an exceptional case, when an applicant shows reason to fear injury to the applicant's person or property," a license to carry a pistol or revolver may be granted or denied at the discretion of the county police chief. In practice however few if any […]

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Georgia 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 OCGA §16-11-129 Concealed or open carry allowed with permit. See also OCGA §43-38-10 which […]

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Florida 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 Chapter 790.06 Concealed carry only; no open carry allowed, even with permit State Preemption […]

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District of Columbia Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet In Washington, D.C., all firearms must be registered with the police, by the terms of the Firearms Control Regulations Act of 1975. The same law also prohibited the possession of handguns, even in private citizens' own homes, unless they were registered before 1976. However, the handgun ban was struck down by the U.S. Supreme […]

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Delaware Background Check and Gun Laws

Tweet Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant Statutes Notes State Permit to Purchase? No No     Firearm registration? No No     "Assault weapon" law? No No     Owner license required? No No     Carry permits issued? No Yes 11 Del.C. § 1441(j) Permit needed to carry concealed State Preemption of local restrictions? […]

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