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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.
I think that you can apply for a permit to own a sporting rifle or shotgun pretty easily. "Assault weapons" are banned. Getting a handgun permit is a lot harder and you have to be a member of a shooting club or have other good reasons for wanting a handgun, and even then you cannot have a small...
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.....
"Bear Arms and Permission to Form a Well-Regulated Militia" I know  the most talked about topic is Gun Control, But the U.S have been  dealing with this Problem for a long time, so give them a chance to  do right. The second amendment doesn't help us today, actually this  amendment is the most...
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.
New York, Massachusetts, and Virginia.
  there was 14 states in the union and 11 out of the 14 had to pass it.
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...
It depends on what state you are in, call your states attorney general or your state police and ask them for the pertinent laws including section, chapter and paragraph then look them up yourself just to be sure. In Texas you can have a long gun anywhere in your vehicle, you can have a pistol...
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.
well if you wat to take the chance buy one out of state and bring  it back or you could just move out of state
The Second Amendment deals with Americans right to bear arms (possess guns)
  It depends on what you mean, but basically, gun laws affect all felons.
Laws may vary.Some parks and woods allow BB Guns while others dont.
I am sorry, but no one under indictment of or convicted of a felony  are eligible of obtaining a concealed carry permit in the state of  Ohio.
It isn't generally illegal to carry on a boat, assuming you can otherwise legally carry a handgun, however, it may be illegal in certain locations. If you are on a federally controlled waterway, it is probably illegal, or some states may have restrictions.Added: Check the laws of your particular...
You can send it to congress/ Senate, which delivers it to the  Branches to read, but most likely they will not get to read yours  on time, because with all the topics this decade brings, massive  piles of letters are knocking to the doors of congress, so you  could take the stand in opening...
The founding of the second amendment is George Mason.
You must have watch the news about the kid who was shot for holding  a BB gun in public, You are allowed to purchase and fire a  BB/Pellet gun, but can ONLY in private such as your backyard,  inside of your home, or in Airsoft events. You cannot fire or show  to the public, however you are...
Because during the Revolutionary War (Era Due to the writing of  Constitution and Bill Of Rights) They allow the permission of  owning guns to defend yourself.
No, you do not need a license for a bb gun since it can not be  lethal.
Yes.It is illegal in all states. except for authorized areas designed for use of airsoft/bb guns. When carried outside in public must be stowed away in a type of carrier. Airsoft/bb guns are prohibitted to be in sight outside of these authorized areas.you will be fined, fines vary in each state but...
The Second Amendment states the right to bear arms of the people. The actual text states "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."
i had been done with my parole for almost eight years when someone broke into my car,i shot this man six times with a co2 powered bb gun,not only did the punk press charges and win,i lost my car and was given a two year sentance,i live in california and was a non violent non non drug realted case...
There are no states that fully enforce the ban of all firearms.
The controversy is caused by the way the amendment was worded: 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.Do the first few words mean that the right to keep and bear arms is just for militia (i.e.,...
There is no age limits other than the age recommendation on the  package and instruction for the bb gun.
It depends on the circumstances. Where are you? Are you a felon? How old are you?
2nd amendment is the only one that protect all the others.Every government that turn on their people start with gun registration and move to confiscation. With out protection you at the mercy of the government.
The Supreme Court has only granted certiorari for a few cases focusing on gun control since its decision in US v. Cruikshank, 92 US 542 (1875), that gun regulation is a states' rights issue not subject to federal statutes. The most recent cases indicate the Second Amendment interpretation of the...
Reckless driving is considered a misdemeanor, and the federalstatutes do not prohibit any such thing. You need to look at yourstate and local statutes to determine what regulations they may ormay not have,
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....
The right to "keep and bear arms."
Yes. The law only prohibits the ownership FIREARMS. Air guns and  those powered by compressed gas do not qualify as firearms.
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...
The second amendment was passed to ensure that the citizenry would always have the ability to oppose a tyrannical government.
It depends on where you are. In the U.S. each state sets its own requirements for getting permits, so you have to contact the agency or oganization that handles that and see what they tell you.
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.
No, there are some places off-limits by law, even with a permit...all states have a few. According to handgunlaw.us, in Florida, the places off limits are:· Any place of nuisance as defined in s. 823.05· any police, sheriff, or highway patrol station;· any detention facility, prison, or jail;·...
In accordance with Massachusetts state law: Chapter 269, Section 12: Air rifles; possession by minors; shooting No minor under the age of eighteen shall have an air rifle or so-called BB gun in his possession while in any place to which the public has a right of access unless he is accompanied by...
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.
Yes, as long as you follow all the NFA rules.
An outright ban on guns would result in a large amount of weapons being confiscated, but criminals will almost certainly break this law, making the situation worse. More than half of the American population support gun ownership, but at the same time just as many believe there should be stricter...
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...
-The Right to bear Arms -That's mostly it... there are MINOR details added to it...
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.
By technical definition, a paintball marker is not a firearm, but  more so in the airgun category (as it's usually powered by  compressed air rather than the expanding gases from the combustion  of flammable materials, i.e. gunpowder or propane [exceptions do  exist for the latter material as...
No. If you're in another state, and find a handgun you wish to purchase, then you would have to have it shipped to an FFL licenced dealer in your home state. You would then pay the receiving fee and fill out the Form 4473 with the dealer in your state before you took possession of the handgun.<...
Many city ordinances will allow you to shoot a bb gun on your property as long as the bb does not go beyond the property boundaries.
United States v. Cruikshank, 92 US 542 (1875) The US Supreme Court held that gun control regulation was a state's rights issue, and that the Second Amendment didn't apply to the states. District of Columbia v. Heller, 554 US ___ (2008) The Supreme Court held that the Second Amendment of the...
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.
UK has some of the most extreme gun regulations in the modern  ''free'' world   handguns are prohibited (cannot legally own one) and long guns are  very difficult to own there is lots of regulations on them and have  to have many permit qualifications   Fun fact the UK Olympic triathlon...
its the 2nd amendment in the bill of rights and it .....
21, and that's federal law, applicable to all states, territories, trusts, etc. of the United States.
If you have been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, or are under a restraining order that relates to a family member, FEDERAL law (not just Arkansas) prohibits you from possessing a firearm. Forever. Options? You need an attorney that practices in Arkansas and not WikiAnswers.
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.
  No but it's interesting to know that you can legally carry a switchblade in Oregon if it's not concealed.
In the USA everybody who is of legal age, and not barred by felony conviction or the like, can have a gun. Not in Germany
Answer  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...
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...
It depends on local laws, and what the misdemeanor is. For instance, in Tennessee, you can get a permit as long as you don't have a DUI (within 5 years I think).
b.to preserve the citizen soldier which was used in the Revolutionary War
Some people think that if they restrict your ability to buy an object you will change your behavior. In the real world, however, gun laws only increase gun violence, due to the law abiding citizens being unable to defend themselves against gun wielding criminals (who get THEIR guns illegally)
Yes, but please please no violence with it!
No. You can find them at most chain stores (such as Wal Mart), sporting goods stores, etc.).
Every state, city or country has different laws about BB guns so it is best to check with local law enforcement or city ordnance's to find out about where you want to shoot. In most places it is legal to shoot a BB gun in Calif, but check first.
  Yes, unless you either:   (1)Are no longer prohibitted from possessing firearms (due to a pardon or restoration of rights); or   (2)The nonconvicted spouse legimately prevents you from having access to the firearms, ie. locking them in something that you don't have access to.   The...
  == Answer ==   No. Such a list would amount to registration on the federal level and that is expressly illegal.  
United States v. Cruikshank, 92 US 542 (1876) The US Supreme Court held the Second Amendment only applied to the Federal government, and that gun regulation was a state's rights issue.
Most laws aren't enforced.
No. Treaties have to be ratified by the Senate. The second Amendment to the US Constitution requires "the right to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed". Congress has no power to limit the right to bear arms through laws or treaties.
They are far stricter. Most countries such as the United Kingdom and Germany ban the ownership of guns, unless they bought under a licence for sport purposes. There is rarely any idea of a 'right to bear arms'.
Laws of all types get updated every year.
A felon may not own, possess, or be permitted access to firearms, ANYWHERE in the US.
The minimum age limit is 10 but 18 to purchuse one
For a current, legal and correct answer, you will have to contact the California Depatment of Justice.
Provided there is no restriction in the county or city jurisdiction on air-guns and the like, it is not illegal per se under state law to simply have or carry one. It could be a crime if it is used in a manner that places another person in fear of being harmed or used to shoot someone maliciously ...
This has a complex answer see the links below
Legal for what, exactly? To just be a firearms case, there are no requirements. If you're using it for transporting a firearm by air, it must be TSA approved.
It wasn't. Gun control in the United States actually dates back much further, and has a bit of a darker history than gun control advocates would lead you to believe. One of the major institutions of gun control was rooted in the Black Codes of Reconstruction era America, and one of the very few...
  I Hypothesize that if we didn't have gun control laws, and the government handed guns to those who abide to the law, there would be less gun crimes, since the usual criminal only cares about himself.
Strictly speaking, in states where the permits are issued by a state agency, the money goes to the state, then the state uses the money however it sees fit.
A person's right to bear arms is guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment to the Constitution of The United States of America.
  This is important because Police officers can't always be there at the moment of a crisis, so US citizens should be able to arm themselves, in addition to being safe.   This is important because Police officers can't always be there at the moment of a crisis, so US citizens should be able...
The 2nd Amendment guarantees the right of the people to keep and bear arms.
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
If it is inside and the BB doesn't leave the building. It is  against the law to shoot your BB gun outdoors.
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.
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...
NRA- National Rifle Associations NSSF - National Shooting Sports Foundation