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Laws about firearms can be very different from place to place. Laws dictate who, when, where, and how a gun may be carried, or in what situations it may be fired. Violation of gun laws have serious consequences, so it is important to check and double check what your rights and responsibilities are.
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Because they believed that an armed populace, organized into a well regulated militia, was a good way to defend the country without a large professional army and that it would give the people the ability to defend their liberties if the government ever became tyrannical. Look at modern Switzerland. …
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The Federalist Papers are a series of 85 essays published in late 1777 and early 1778 by John Jay, James Madison and Alexander Hamilton, all using the pseudonym Publius, explaining, expounding and seeking to persuade New York to ratify, the Constitution. To my knowledge they have nothing whatsoever …
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%REPLIES% Answer The Federalist papers are a series of essays written in 1787 and 1788 by Alexander Hamilton, John Jay and James Madison to influence the ratification debate in New York. To this day theybare considered perhaps the finest treatise on republican government. Since the 2nd amendm…
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Because every human has the right to defend their person and/or property against literally anything that may be forced upon that individual, against their will, by another, whether it be an individual, group, or government of any kind, doing the forcing. There is no means by which an immoral act ca…
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You need to contact the police or an attorney on this one... Here's CA law - 12021. (a) (1) any felon ...who owns, purchases, receives, or has in his or her possession or under his or her custody or control any firearm http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/cgi-bin/displaycode?section=pen&group=12001-13000…
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Repos are covered by a number of different laws: contract,civil and depending on the actions of those involved crimminal law.Its best to ask a specific question and perhaps someone can point you in the rightdirection.
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It doesn't. The Federalist Papers were written in 1787 and 1788 during the ratification debates over the original constitution. The Bill of Rights was written in 1789, by the first Congress, after the constitution had been ratified and gone into effect.Federalist Paper #29 talks about a well regulat…
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Texas has no laws regarding possession of handguns, shotguns, or rifles by persons 18 years or older without felony convictions; a rifle, shotgun, or other long-barreled firearm may be carried openly, however, a permit to carry is required for handguns (issued only to those 21 and older), and they m…
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the second amendment is important because if some terists attack our country anyone in the country can protect or defend themselves with your guns. if we were not allowed to own a gun a lot of us might get killed. Written by Meagan Defense against terrorists is a function that the 2nd Amendment se…
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" A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed."
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In Baltimore, Maryland when you have a gun in your possession you can get in trouble, unless it is registered to you. If you have a gun in your possession and it is not yours, you can be charged, fined, and even given jail time. Depending on if you have a background or not, how lenient they would be…
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Second Amendment Originally the Second Amendment was included in the Bill of Rights in order to prevent the federal government from taking actions that the British had taken during the colonial period. Prior to the winning of the Revolution and our independence, Great Britain tried to take weapon…
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Generally, what makes people support gun control is fear and desire for instant gratification. In the minds of many people guns are equated to violence and crime. This is a perception that is especially common among city dwellers. People in the cities often get their image of firearms and firearm o…
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Changing Gun Laws Not the SolutionWhile what happened at Virginia Tech was horrible, changing the gun laws is not the answer. I know you have heard this before, but it was not the gun that was responsible for killing those innocent people! The killer was a man who had serious psychological problems,…
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no. see the laws would not help as much as the consiquenses. the consiquences are what would keep the people from doing what they do. if the laws stand and they were tweeked a bit then there would be a stronger hold on the criminals. so The guns and gun laws are not the problem. If one wants a gun…
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This heavily depends on your definition of a good reason. Generally, the reasons for gun control are emotional, stemming from fear. Many people find such reasons to be insufficient and therefore believe there are no good reasons for gun control.
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Even if it isn't actually illegal (which it probably is), you should not do it. A BB gun is not powerful enough to kill squirrels and Mourning doves outright, so a lot of them will go off wounded, which is very cruel, and may make you liable to prosecution by your local ASPCA.EDIT(JACN85): This is o…
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Answer Would be most important in times of Political unrest. We may be headed for that. A revolution in the United States, in your lifetime, is very possible. We are kinda due for one. "About the time our original 13 states adopted their new constitution, in 1787, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish his…
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Were you convicted? That's what makes a big difference. In NYC when applying for a gun permit the New York Police Department will investigate every arrest incident, even if it resulted in a dismissal. You will be asked to explain the circumstances of each incident in writing and you will be questio…
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The UK, Japan, Sweden, Singapore, Malaysia, and GermanyActually Greece has the strictest. Anyone applying for a licence has to undergo strict examinations by a psychiatrist and an eye doctor. Even so, 19/20 applications fail.
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The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to protect the right of individuals to keep and bear arms. The Amendment was ratified on December 17, 1791.
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In the U.S. under federal law, there is no legal minimum age to fire a handgun. There is a minimum age to own and/or purchase a gun, but anyone can fire one. It's possible some states have some sort of laws, but most don't.
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Baltimore County Code Title 2: Firearms and weapons § 17-2-101. DISCHARGING FIREARM OR WEAPON IN METROPOLITAN DISTRICT. (a) Prohibition. Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, a person may not fire or discharge a crossbow, pistol, air pistol, gas-propelled pistol, rifle, air rifle…
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Typically, no. However, you may have your rights restored if a court vacates your conviction. Check with a competent lawyer familiar with criminal law in your area.
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This varies by state. In Illinois there are no gun carry permits, so nobody can get one. It is the only state without some sort of carry permit system. In Alaska, Arizona and Vermont anyone who may legally own a gun may also carry it, and permits are not necessary. In the rest of the states there a…
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from a gun shop
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The Third Amendment prohibits, in peacetime, the quartering of soldiers (military personnel) in private homes without the owner's consent. It makes quartering legally permissible in wartime only, but only in accordance with law.
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Most rural citizens had firearms available but urban areas lacked weapons when the American Revolution began and it seemed essential to provide a Constitutional right to have and bear arms.
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An individual 21 years of age or older may acquire a handgun from a dealer federally licensed to sell firearms in the individual's state of residence. In some states, parents may give their child a pistol or revolver. NH allows parents to give their children revolvers with no age restriction.
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Perhaps Thomas Jefferson had the best answer: The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.
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The Second Amendment allows one to protect themselves should their home or family be threatened. It also may be necessary should our country be invaded and it becomes necessary for the American people to join forces with the military to protect what is ours.
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If someone, including an adolescent, shoots a dog or a person with a BB gun, he or she would be charged with a serious crime. In some cases, the crime would be considered a felony.
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the right to bear arms
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Many people believe that the ownership of a firearm should be banned. Their intent is a good one. With no guns in circulation, the idea is that there would be less crime such as murders if guns did not exist in say the USA. Therefore passing laws against gun ownership could have the intended affect…
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To prevent the government from becoming tyrannical and acting against the best interests of the people.
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People can easily misuse fire arms (guns) for acts of violence which can put a community in danger.
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it is important because it makes people protected
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Every state in the Union has variations on policy and/or procedures. However every state requires a citizen seeking to acquire a handgun permit to submit to a criminal background check and a full set of fingerprints first. In addition, there is generally a brief waiting period in each state ranging …
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Ratified: 12/15/1791 Proposed: 9/25/1789amendments 1-10 are all proposed and ratified on the same day by James Madison
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Too much to list here. See Chapter 46 of the Texas Cenal Code.
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You can wear a bulletproof vest whenever you want no permit needed. Added info: as long as you aren't otherwise doing something illegal. In many states, maybe all, you can face and additional charge if you commit some sort of crime while wearing a vest.
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Virginia tech was done by a crazy person with mental health problems. If it is gun restrictions you are talking about I oppose them.
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James Madison wrote the actual amendment in response to states concern over a federal military coup. He also wrote the Federalist Papers.
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The Second amendment should not be abolished . The right to bear arms is the shield and sword of the constitution. Limiting who "legally" owns a gun is not gonna stop crime or gun violence .Criminals will find a way to receive and use guns just as they do now. Not only that but what gives a foreign …
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The basic arguments FOR gun control are that it is needed to keep guns away from people that should not have them.
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There are a few.Massachusetts California New Jersey and New York are the toughest.I am a gun owner in Massachusetts.
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State statutes and/or local ordinances prohibit the sale and possession of air guns, CO2 guns and slingshots in some areas such as San Francisco CA, Chicago IL, Morton Grove IL, Buffalo NY, Philadelphia PA, New Jersey, Washington DC, Bronx NY, Brooklyn NY, Long Island City NY, Manhattan NY, Queens N…
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it was in 1791
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This is a highly contentious issue.It would seem that they created it as an individual right, because they feared a government trying to disarm them and leave them helpless.An alternate view is that they were speaking of a collective right, and that this one is pertaining to government militias.Obje…
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that we have the right to bear arms. to pretect our self if needed and not be infriged
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As stated by the American Paintball Players Association: Currently, there are no known laws in the US which prohibit the possession of a paintball marker by an adult. Some laws affect when and how a minor may purchase and possess a paintball marker. Most urban areas prohibit the use of any projectil…
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That is too broad of a question to answer as asked. Is there some specific information you want about gun laws?
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It depends on the state in question. In some states, such as New York, one must be 21 years old to purchase and own a handgun. In other states, such as Texas, an 18 year old may possess a handgun and keep it in his house or car.
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eighteen in most states or any age depending on what sources you know.
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No. It is sealed only to the view of the general public. The courts, law enforcement and government agencies will ALWAYS have access to the complete criminal record.
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in Arizona you must file paperwork to have your rights restored as a citizen within a time frame of a year after all paper trail has been closed (sealed released) after your rights are retored you may purchase but must still be after the states time frame of felony checks prior to buying
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Sorry, I won't even attempt to to decipoher the meaning of the 2nd Amendment. Brilliant legal minds on both sides of the argument argue their points persuasively and have yet come to no conclusion.That being said, it is my personal opinion that the 2nd Amendment DOES protect the rights of individual…
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The questions is not "Black Powder", More it is a question of the definitions of a firearm and of a pistol. CT law would consider a black powder pistol a firearm because it can fire a projectile and the barrel length would also fall under the definition of a pistol. Below is a decision made in CT f…
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The simple answer is: No, a CCW is for concealment only. While you may not be prosecuted for inadvertently exposing the firearm, it could be grounds for you lose your permit to carry concealed. The complicated answer is: States all have diffrent laws pretaning to weapons. While a person may have …
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At the present time the answer is NO!. You must have special permission from the police chief to use one.
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The right to bear arms (have guns)
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An interesting case called Quilici v. Morton Grove, 532 F.Supp. 1169, 1171 (N.D. Ill. 1981) was the first case to decide that the Second Amendment means nothing more than Congress may not prohibit the possession of guns. In doing so, it decided, quite importantly, that states may regulate the posses…
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21, the same as it is throughout the entire United States under federal law.
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This amendment speaks to state militias and the right to bear arms. Added: In a recent Supreme Court ruling the right of individuals to keep and bear arms (at least at the Federal level) was how the Amendment was interpreted.
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It depends on the state and the requirements for the permit in that state.
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The legal age to own a pistol in Georgia is 18. It is legal to own a pistol in many states as long as you are either 18 years old or 21 years old depending on the state.
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chicken is the answer
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Clinton gun ban of 1994 and the NICS data base are a few of the most recent
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As I understand it, BB gun rifles require a firearms I.D. card to purchase. A BB gun pistol requires a 'pistol' permit to purchase. Figure it out ??????? Wonder when they will get down to assault weapons, like a baseball bat, kitchen knife, etc, etc.....
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District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 US ___ (2008) There is no distinction, because the US Supreme Court decided in favor of Heller and struck down the District of Columbia gun control law as unconstitutional under the Second Amendment. For more information, see Related Questions, below.
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New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
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First you must be at least 18 years of age or older. You must be a citizen of the USA and have no felonies. The process varies in every city as you must also comply with state, federal, and city law. Most cities have you apply for the permit at your local police station. The process consist of a sim…
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It was to make people feel safe because they are protected with there fire arms the weapons are not bad it is what you use them for a famous saying the only enemy's for guns are rust and politics.
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just cuz
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The information below is correct. To give you the short answer, UNLOADED rifles and shotguns MAY be mailed in the US Mail, handguns may NOT be mailed except by licensed dealers and manufacturers. See the USPO Domestic Mail manual, under Restricted Mailings. TRANSFER of ownership of a firearm across …
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It depends on the circumstances. Where are you? Are you a felon? How old are you?
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It depends upon how the national laws are worded and the definition of firearm. In some countries a firearm is definied as a device capable of launching a metal projectile through a metal barrel, in other places it may require the use of chemical reaction (gunpowder) or air to launch the projectile.…
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This all depends on where you live. In the USA they are not considered firearms but in other countries they are considered firearms and heavily regulated. In the USA they have regulations that vary by state and county. There are also laws pertaining to air rifles but in the strict sense they are not…
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The second amendment was passed to ensure that the citizenry would always have the ability to oppose a tyrannical government.
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A felon may not purchase, possess, or be allowed access to ANY type of firearm in ANY state, territory, or commonwealth of the United States. This is federal law, and applicable across the whole of the United States.
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This question should be directed to the court in the state where the felon lives. Any answer given here might be misunderstood and cause more problems for the felon.
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It depends on where you are. In the U.S. each state has its own process. In some states (such as TN) you have to take a class first, then apply for the permit through the state. In some other states (such as MS), you don't have to take the class, you just apply. Yet in some other states, you apply t…
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It is used for basic training for active or unactive troops or to teach the new bread of children how to use a weapon and to defend family or your local busnisus.
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The answer depends on the type of firearm and your local laws. Australia You have to be over 12 to have a license and 18 to own a firearm. Russia You can get a shotgun permit at 18. Rifle permits are given after 5 years of having a shotgun permit, so the earliest you could get one would …
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Amendment II A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
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1. The second amendment guarantees the right of every citizens to own and carry weapons.2.The second amendment talks about the fact that the government should not interfere with the population owning guns in case the government gets too powerful, and the people need to create a militia. The framers …
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I believe about 18.....just don't show it to anyone in a public place. However out of intrest there is no age restrictions on actual live firearms i had my first at the age of 12 with an official gun licence
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The Supreme Court has interpreted the Second Amendment to mean that the right of the people to keep and bear arms is an individual right in all States of the Union.
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The discussion going on now is not new; it has been discussed and adopted by both parties off and on for over a hundred years. Read the related site information. Historically, the founders came from places where people could not own guns and so could not defend themselves. Being able to do so was an…
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