Fight Over Gun Control Far From Over
HOUSTON - Members of the National Rifle Association were assured that they would never have to surrender their firearms. Along with this statement they were told that the fight against government gun control is far [more]
Senate Rejects Expanded Gun Background Checks
WASHINGTON - Senate Republicans backed by a small band of rural-state Democrats scuttled the most far-reaching gun control legislation in two decades Wednesday, rejecting tighter background checks for buyers and a ban on assault weapons [more]
Day of Reckoning for Expanded Background Checks
D-Day: Today, consideration of the Manchin-Toomey background check proposal and a myriad other gun amendments, including a ban on assault weapons and high-capacity clips, will be the main event on Capitol Hill. The outcome of [more]
Deal Reached on Gun Background Check Bill
WASHINGTON - Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa. announced that they have reached a compromise bill on Wednesday that expands background checks on gun purchases, and possibly paving the way for votes [more]
Both Gun Control Parties Make Public Appeal
WASHINGTON — Two of the loudest voices in the gun debate say it’s up to voters now to make their position known to Congress.
New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg and National Rifle Associate Executive Vice President [more]
State Gun Laws, Background Checks and Important Gun Ownership Information
As stated by the second amendment which was written down by the founding fathers of the United States, each citizen is given the right to keep and bear arms. There is a huge controversy on its interpretation and whether or not we should take the statement literally.
One thing is for sure, all of us have a right to bear arms
, but like all our other rights, there should be boundaries and limits. This is where Sensible Gun laws come in.
Several laws and regulations have been enacted to protect our rights, ensure safety throughout our community, and to prevent guns and firearms from falling into the wrong hands.
There are different laws in different states; some will have laws which others don’t. Gun laws in each state also have varying degrees of control, implementation, tolerance, and strictness. Punishment and consequences for violation of these laws will also vary depending on the state.
Here are common gun laws and regulations implemented throughout the different states in our country
Gun Laws in the United States:
Common State and Local Firearms / Gun Regulations:
FBI NICs Background Check requirement
Age requirement – Must be 21
State license requirement
Safety training/testing requirement
Extend three-day limit for background checks
Mandatory theft reporting of all firearms
Bulk Purchase Limit
Require micro stamping on semi-auto handguns
Mandatory reporting of lost firearms
Permit Required to purchase Ammo
Assault Weapons Banned
Large Capacity Magazine Ban
Workplace – no firearms on premises
Colleges – no firearms on premises
Law enforcement discretion when issuing CCW permits
*Regulations listed above do not apply to all states – most will have a variation of the listed laws in effect.
Visit our Background Check and Gun Laws by State Directory
for a detailed listing of gun laws for each state
As a responsible gun owner, you should be aware of the different gun laws in your state. Aside from our firearms, information can be a great weapon to wield to protect our rights as citizens and as Americans.