It isn't clear just yet if the threat of impending nuclear war has something to do with it, but US citizens seem to continually be arming themselves. The latest figures from the NICS background check system, which was recently posted by the FBI, shows that August has set yet another [more]
A state representative in Upper Peninsula of Michigan has just introduced a controversial new bill that has ignited conversations amongst residents. The new bill will essentially allow legal firearm owners with concealed carry permits to take their guns in previously gun-free zones such as schools and other establishments. The proposal [more]
With the prominence of social media and online services, tourists are now becoming more comfortable using online marketplaces for their travel plans. Airbnb is one such service that is becoming quite popular here in the country. In fact, Americans are spending millions of dollars within the app itself as staying [more]
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has now called all Federal Firearms Licensees (FFLs) and interested parties to join its upcoming event that will include several useful resources and presentations pertaining to licensing and gun ownership. The event called the "NICS Retailer Day" will be held on July 25 at [more]
Florida state officials have just announced that thousands of Florida residents who currently possess firearm concealed carry permits may have just had their information compromised. Thousands of names of holders and hundreds of Social Security numbers were reportedly stolen by hackers. The data breach was initiated through the online payment system [more]
The state of Arizona has passed a brand new State Bill, which is obviously aimed at Tucson city's stubborn stance on firearm background checks. The new law is specifically targeting the private sale of guns amongst citizens. A city ordinance that required background checks for gun sales was passed more [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.