How many legally owned guns in US?
No way to answer your question. In the US, there is no requirement under Federal law to register firearms, so no records of how many guns total, It is estimated that at least 25% of US households have at least one firearm.
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A non-US citizen needs a green card or a US-issued hunting license in order to purchase a gun in the US.
Federal Law . 18 USC 44.922(b)(1) x)(1) It shall be unlawful for a person to sell, deliver, or. otherwise transfer to a person who the transferor knows or has. reasonable cause to believe is a juvenile -. (A) a handgun; or. (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.. (2) It sha…ll be unlawful for any person who is a juvenile to. knowingly possess -. (A) a handgun; or. (B) ammunition that is suitable for use only in a handgun.. (5) For purposes of this subsection, the term "juvenile" means a. person who is less than 18 years of age.. Ga State Law . Furnishing pistol or revolver to person under the age of 18 years . (a) For the purposes of this Code section, the term: (1) "Minor" means any person under the age of 18 years. (2) "Pistol or revolver" means a pistol or revolver as defined in subsection (a) of Code Section 16-11-132. (b) It shall be unlawful for a person intentionally, knowingly, or recklessly to sell or furnish a pistol or revolver to a minor, except that it shall be lawful for a parent or legal guardian to permit possession of a pistol or revolver by a minor for the purposes specified in subsection (c) of Code Section 16-11-132. The law states that it is legal for a person over the age of 18 to puchace a hangun but that purson cannot apply for a permit to carry the weapon. how every you do not need a permit to keep a gun in your home or car. therefore you do not even need the permit to have the gun for home protection. (MORE)
Unless you are a convicted felon then it is one of your first amendment rights in the United States. Actually this is a right guaranteed under the second amendment to the constitution of the United States not the first. " A well regulated militia,being necessary for a free state, the right of the …people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." (MORE)
There are some restrictions in Canada, but still terrorism and racism are increasing these days and there is a need for self defense.
Yes. However legal machine guns are very tightly controlled. States and local governments can make their own laws that are more restrictive, so that is not true everywhere. Federal law requires that you apply for a "transfer tax stamp" which requires a fair amount of paperwork, background chec…k, approvals, etc. and $200. The law is very strict and violations can get you many years in prison. Federal law prohibited the making of machine guns after 1986 (except for police and military use). Thus, there are a limited number of legal machine guns, and the prices for them are usually over $10,000 and up.. yes, but you must have a special permit for one. not just a regular gun permit. and it would be really hard to get it.. It isn't a permit; it's a tax stamp. It isn't that hard to get, it just takes a while to get the approval, usually several months. (MORE)
Yes, as long as the weapon was produced before May 1986 and the owner complies with all the regulations of the National Firearms Act.
18 for long guns. 21 for hand guns. --- Actually, those are the ages for purchasing from a dealer. Federal law does not list an age limit for possession of long guns and lists 18 as the age limit for possession of handguns -- though you will not be able to buy ammo for a handgun until age 21.
Depends on where you are- law varies state to state, and country to country. To purchase a gun from a dealer in the US, you must be 18 for a rifle or shotgun, and 21 for handguns, machineguns, etc. (Federal law- Title 18, US Code, Section 922- applies to ALL states) Some (not all) states require you… to have a Firearm Owners ID, or a permit to purchase. Some also require you to have a permit to possess, and 47 states require a license to carry a gun concealed on your person. Other countries (and we DO get questions from several countries) have different laws. Some require permits and licenses, some simply do not permit private ownership of firearms, or restrict it severely. (MORE)
Yes they are legal in most states except for a few. They are illegal or have some restrictions in the following States: . HAWAII . ILLINOIS . MASSACHUSETTS . MICHIGAN . NEW JERSEY . NEW YORK . RHODE ISLAND . WISCONSIN
To legally purchase a fully operational machine gun, you have to pay a fee and be separately approved for each gun you wish to purchase. It's a tax fee, and has nothing to do with a C&R license.
18 years of age to own any rifle, shotgun or handgun.\n. \nHowever, you must be 21 to purchase handguns or handgun ammunition from any dealers.\n. \n. \nThat being said, your handgun would have to be purchased from a private party, face-to-face.
Stun gun laws are always changing so make sure you check the Penal Code where you live. It depends in what state or city you live in the USA: STATES WHERE STUN DEVICES SUCH AS STUN GUNS AND TASERS ARE RESTRICTED: * HAWAII * ILLINOIS * MASSACHUSETTS * MICHIGAN * NEW JERSEY * NEW YO…RK * RHODE ISLAND * WISCONSIN CITIES WHERE STUN DEVICES SUCH AS STUN GUNS AND TASERS ARE RESTRICTED: * ANNAPOLIS, MD * BALTIMORE, MD * BALTIMORE COUNTY, MD * CHICAGO, IL * DENSION / CRAWFORD COUNTY, IA * DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA * PHILADELPHIA (MORE)
AMERICA OF COURSE! Now seriously, many countries have laws which enable you to have gun if you are certified with a licence. USA is one of those.. You can own a gun in most of the U.S. without a license. You do, most of the time, have to have a permit to carry a handgun on your person, however.
police, SWAT team, military, peopple like that.. And plenty of people that aren't any of those use guns legally also. I use a gun legally every day. Shooting instructors, target shooters, competitors in shooting competitions, hunters, collectors, people who use guns for self defense; those all come… to mind also and you don't have to be a police officer, SWAT team member, or member of the military to qualify. (MORE)
Legal depends on the law where YOU live. We get questions from all 50 states, and several other countries- and you did not say where you live. In the US, semi-automatic firearms are legal in all 50 states. Fully automatic guns, such as machineguns, ARE legal in most of the US. They must be registere…d with a Federal Agency (the BATFE) and a tax paid on the transfer of the gun (after a background check is completed). Due to their scarcity, they are VERY expensive- a LEGAL M-16 rifle that can be transferred to a private citizen is about $12,000. (MORE)
Approximately 80 million people in 52 million households own 260 million firearms. Unfortunately, only about 4 million are actively supporting the right to bear arms as members of the NRA. If you are one of the other 76 million, please join us.
no. its classed as an offensive weapon and as yet does not have a weapon licence classification outside the forces.
The last person to answer this question was obviously uneducated. You can be gifted a gun at any age in Missouri, so long as you don't carry it or it isn't automatic. You can buy long guns (shotguns, rifles) at any age in a private transaction WITH parental consent, and at a dealer at age 18. You ca…n buy handguns in a private transaction at 18, and at a dealer at age 21. I'm pretty sure under age 18, you can own a handgun with consent of an adult over 21, BUT you might just want to call someone about that. (MORE)
You need to talk to your local law enforcement to see what the laws are where you live.
The legal age is 18. but most cops will let you have them earlier than that. I'm 13 and i own 17 airsoft guns. my brother is 10 and owns 4 airsoft guns. Are you talking about the 'States' or other western countries because I live in the Land Down Under and I can find no reference at all about mi…nimum age for owning airsofts but purchasing them is 18 years. I think a loophole is that you get a parent to buy the gun and you pay them for it when it arrives. (MORE)
To purchase, 18 for long guns, 21 for hand guns. "owning" is a term that you will need to ger a lawyer's help with.
That depends on the period and country you are asking about. Under British Mandate Palestine, Jews were not allowed to own guns while there were no restrictions on Arab gun ownership.
It depends on which state, but also, it depends on what you mean. You can "transport" a gun in your car in any state, as long as it is unloaded and not accessible, but a few cities around the country have additional regulations. You can carry a loaded gun where it is accessible in a few states wit…hout a permit, but some states require a permit. (MORE)
You don't need a specific age, but it says on the package that you have to be a specific age to shoot the air-gun, usually 15-18 depending on how strong the air-gun is. and if its on your own land, you can generally be any age, just so long by land you mean your own property.how old do have to be t…o own land in Ala (MORE)
STATE law does not forbid it- but it MUST be registered, both with the Federal BATFE, and the state.
An IMI Uzi is listed in the Roberti ban, so an actual Uzi is illegal. They do have other companies that produce an identical receiver but because it is not made by IMI, it is legal in California. Keep in mind, in California: If is is purchased as a pistol, it cannot have a stock. If it is purchas…ed as a rifle, it's overall length must be over 30 inches, it must have a barrel at least 16 inches long, it must have a pinned magazine of no more than 10 rounds, or a block preventing you from grabbing the handle like a pistol grip. (MORE)
Yes. To be transferrable, the firearm must have been manufactured and imported prior to the Gun Control Act of 1968 (for imported weapons), or have been manufactured prior to the Firearm Owners Protection Act of 1986 (for domestically manufactured weapons, including imported weapons which were made …922r compliant with US-made parts and converted). (MORE)
Varies by country. In the US, it's 18 for Title I long barreled firearms (rifles and shotguns), and 21 for handguns and Title II NFA items (machine guns, short barreled rifles, suppressors, etc).
For imported machine guns, anything which was imported and NFA tax stamped prior to the passage of the Gun Control Act of 1968. For domestically manufactured weapons (including imported weapons which have had parts replaced with a sufficient number of parts to not be considered imported under 922r),… anything which was manufactured and NFA tax stamped prior to the passage of the Firearms Owner's Protection Act of 1986. (MORE)
Yes. . However, there are strict gun licence laws, and anyone who wants to own or use a firearm must have a Firearms Licence. As it currently stands, only a very small percentage (around 5%) of Australians actually own a gun.
I assume you mean a fully automatic firearm- commonly known as a machinegun- and the answer is yes, they can. While a few states do not permit ownership of machineguns by private citizens, most do. Transfer of ownership of a full auto must be made through a dealer that holds a "Class III" endorsemen…t to his Federal Firearms License. You must apply to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives for the transfer, along with fingerprint cards, consent from your local Chief Law Enforcement Officer, and a $200 transfer tax. After a background investigation, the BATFE gives it's approval for transfer of ownership to you. ONLY full auto weapons made prior to May 1986 can be transferred between private citizens, and they are VERY expensive- a full auto M16 rifle is between $12,000 and $15,000 right now. (MORE)
No exact number, as there are no exact records, but a best estimate is sightly more than one third of all households have at least one firearm.
No exact number, as there are no exact records, but a best estimateis sightly more than one third of all households have at least onefirearm.
Technically, they are. However, your chances of being approved for any sort of NFA permit in that state are more or less nonexistent.
Yes, but they are highly restricted by laws passed in 1934, 1968, and 1986. The paperwork to possess a machine gun takes months to be processed. Possession without this paperwork is a federal felony worth 10 years in federal prison.
Depends on where you live, and how the Gatling Gun is operated. In MOST of the US, a hand cranked Gatling Gun is legal to own, if you can meet the legal requirements to own an ordinary gun. However, the last one I saw for sale was around $15,000. If the Gatling Gun is operated from a power source (t…hink Jesse Ventura and the movie Predator), then it is regulated as a machinegun. That requires special registration and payment of fees. (MORE)
Be of legal age, and be able to pass an NICS criminal background check. For a regular Title I rifle or shotgun, the age is 18. States vary on how they handle handguns. Some states require the purchase of pistol permits first, others, you buy it the same way you would a rifle. To buy a handgun, you m…ust be 21. (MORE)
No. Like MOST states in the US, Utah does not require a license to own a firearm. They do require a license to CARRY a concealed firearm.
There are semiautomatic versions of the Tommy gun (Thompson sub-machine gun). They are legal to own. A fully automatic Tommy gun is legal in Texas only if you have the federal license.
"Best" is much too subjective a term. What's 'best' depends on what you're using it for, and how you would define best.
yes airsoft guns are completely legal as long as they are not used as REAL FIREARMS(against animals or against human without protection). some states dont allow airsoft guns without out a permit. the states like that are NY NH NC SC ETC
Yes. more citizens there own them than any other country. it is basic right protected by our constitution. There is nothing wrong with legal ownership of guns and helps keep our Government our Government and not let it become something else. With over 80 million gun owners owning over 800 million gu…ns, the American hunters and gun owners make for the largest army in the world. (MORE)
If you are an adult, a legal resident of the US, and not forbidden from owning a gun because of a criminal history, and are mentally competent, yes, it is legal. There are several million legal gun owners in Texas.
Legal implies a law. Laws are based on where you are. We get questions from many different nations here. In the US, there is no limit on the size or caliber- except that firearms larger than .50 caliber without a recognized sporting use (such as a shotgun, elephant gun, etc) must be registered as a …Destructive Device, and a $200 Federal tax paid on the transfer of it to you. But if you want to own your very own cannon you can (and some folks do) (MORE)
There is no size limit. Unless there is a defined sporting use for a gun (like shotguns used for hunting) if it is larger than 1/2 inch inside barrel diameter, it does need special registration as a Destructive Device.
Depends on the type of gun, and the law where YOU are located. In the US, you may buy a rifle or shotgun at age 18. At 21 you may buy a handgun.
If you are 18 you can purchase an airsoft gun without a lisenceanywhere in the US.
Only if it was registered with the BATFE by May 1986. It is a machine gun.
No exact record, since there is no requirement to register guns in MOST of the US. One estimate is 312 million owned by ordinary people.There are an estimated 200 million legal guns in the United States.
Laws differ from jurisdiction to jurisdiction; however, generally, Yes, the father may own a weapon; however, if the son lives withthe father, the gun must be kept at a different residence. In other words, the gun and the probationer may not reside at thesame location.