Despite the industry's initial forecast of slower gun sales under president Trump's administration, the FBI background check data has now shown a surprising spike for gun sales last month. The number of background checks that were conducted last month only serves to prove that having a gun-friendly president will not [more]
In a rather unexpected turn of events, gun sales for the past few months have steadily been declining, despite Trump's win in the United States Presidential Elections. With a president that is strongly supportive of second amendment rights, gun sales should have increased seeing as that there is now fewer restrictions [more]
The controversy regarding the alleged failure of the FBI to properly run a background check, which allowed Dylan Roof to purchase a firearm, is apparently not over just yet. A judge has denied all of the motions to dismiss the case and has now allowed it to proceed. United States District [more]
San Antonio, Texas - Ride share drivers for companies such as Uber and Lyft are now being given additional incentives to comply with criminal background checks that were made optional late last year. To entice drivers to undergo fingerprint checks, the city has launched a new program that gives drivers [more]
Staff members inside the White House are usually heavily scrutinized and checked before they are allowed to hold any kind of position inside the official residence and principal workplace of the President of the United States. However, reports have revealed that a new set of FBI background checks was apparently [more]
SANTA FE, N.M. - An amended version of the New Mexico extended background check bill is now heading to the house floor. The House Consumer and Public Affairs recently voted 3-1 to approve the new house bill, HB 50, which seeks to extend the requirement of background checks for gun [more]
|State Permit to Purchase?||No||Yes||§624.7131||Permit to purchase required to transfer handguns through FFL's and for "military-style assault weapons.", Permit to carry doubles as Permit to Purchase.|
|"Assault weapon" law?||Yes||Yes||§624.7131||Does not ban any weapon but places restrictions on acquisition and ownership similar to pistols.|
|Owner license required?||No||No||None||No|
|Carry permits issued?||No||Yes||§624.714||Shall Issue|
|State Preemption of local restrictions?||Yes||Yes||§471.633|
|NFA weapons restricted?||Yes||Yes||§609.67||Machine guns and short-barreled shotguns, unless designated Curios & Relics, are prohibited in most cases. Sound suppressors and some destructive devices are prohibited in most cases.|
|Peaceable Journey laws?||No||No||None||Federal rules observed.|
From may issue to shall issue
May Issue: licensing systems sometimes referred to as discretionary permit systems allow legal authorities to grant licenses to carry concealed firearms to citizens who establish a compelling need for doing so.
Shall Issue: licensing systems often referred to as presumptive right-to-carry laws require authorities to provide a license to any applicant who meets specified criteria.
Minnesota has switched from a may issue state to a shall issue state.