Which Gun Laws Operate In Every State. Part 2

Which Gun Laws Operate In Every State

“It’s not a gun, but a man that kills” – this phrase of supporters of free possession of guns has long been winged. Their opponents hold a different opinion – they are convinced that weapons can not be given in the hands of far not all, and its sale should introduce more restrictions. Both are among the legislators, so the rules for buying and carrying weapons are subject to constant controversy and differ depending on the state.

As for the incumbent president, he expressed his opinion long before he received the highest state post. In his book “America We Deserve” (2000 year), he noted that it would not be superfluous to increase the waiting time for the purchase of firearms and introduce more stringent restrictions on the ownership of its assault species. Mass shooting in Las Vegas refreshed the weapons debate at the national level. Perhaps this will lead to the introduction of more stringent restrictions, and perhaps the public resonance will subside and everything will remain the same. In the meantime, consider those laws that are in force¬†in different regions now. In the first part, we talked about the rules in the states from Alabama to Florida, and this time we’ll start with Georgia.

Georgia

Age of the buyer – from 18 years for the purchase of guns, for smoothbore weapons there is no age limit. There are no restrictions on the number of firearms acquired at a time and the waiting period.

The right to concealed carrying of weapons is available to persons aged 21 and under permission (valid 5 years). Passage of the briefing on the safety of the use of firearms is not required.

To openly carry a smoothbore weapon does not require permission, for a gun is required. The carrying of weapons on the territory of educational institutions is permitted only if they are stored in vehicles.

The seller must have licenses from the state authorities and the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: there is no restriction on the carrying and storage of assault weapons. Machine guns are allowed only if they are manufactured and purchased before May 19, 1986.

Hawaii

Age of the buyer – from 21 years. There is no restriction on the number of firearms acquired at a time. To buy a gun, you need permission and a full briefing on the safety of the use of firearms.

The right to concealed carrying of weapons is held by persons aged 21 years, subject to a permit (valid for 1 year). Passage of the briefing on the safety of the use of firearms is not necessary.

Open carrying of pistols is allowed only with permission, smooth-bore weapons – only for hunting or training firing at targets.

The decision on the possibility of carrying weapons on the territory of educational institutions is in the department of their administration.

The seller must have licenses from the state authorities and the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives. Sales accounting is not required.

Assault weapons and machine guns: assault weapons are prohibited, machine guns are allowed only if they are purchased before May 19, 1986 and registered.

Idaho

Age of the buyer – from 21 years with the purchase of the gun, from 21 – with the purchase of smoothbore weapons. Permission is not required. There is no restriction on the number of firearms acquired at a time.

The concealed carrying of pistols is permitted to persons who have reached the age of 21 exclusively in the territory of the state, and also to residents of Idaho, who have reached the age of 18, within the city where they live.

For outdoor wearing, a permit is not required. Wearing firearms is allowed in public colleges.

The seller must have licenses from the state authorities and the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: use is not regulated by law.

Illinois

The buyer must pass biographical data verification, have a license of the Firearm Owner’s ID (receipt is possible from 21 years). There is no restriction on the number of firearms acquired at a time. There is a waiting period before buying.

Covert wearing is allowed for persons who have reached the age of 21 with a license and subject to a 16-hour safety briefing on the use of firearms.
Open carrying of pistols and smooth-bore weapons is prohibited. Wearing weapons on the territory of educational institutions is prohibited.
The seller must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: the use of assault weapons is not regulated by the state. But it can be limited by local authorities. Machine guns are prohibited.

Indiana

Age of the buyer – from 18 years; if in childhood he committed a criminal offense – from 23. There are no restrictions on the number of firearms purchased at a time and the waiting time before buying.

Hidden carry is allowed if there is an appropriate license (valid for 5 years).

Open carrying of pistols is possible with permission, for smoothbore weapons it is not required. The decision on the possibility of carrying weapons on the territory of educational institutions is in the department of their administration.

The seller must have licenses from the state authorities and the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: there are no restrictions on the wearing of assault weapons. Machine guns are forbidden with rare exceptions.

Iowa

Age of the buyer – from 18 years for the purchase of smoothbore weapons, the right to purchase a pistol is a person from 21 years with permission (requires his annual confirmation). For the purchase of a gun it is necessary to pass a biographical data check. The waiting time for its purchase is 3 days.

There are no restrictions on the number of firearms acquired at a time.

For concealed carrying weapons are required permission (valid 5 years). To openly carry weapons in the state requires a license, within the city of residence, this requirement is removed.

The decision on the possibility of carrying weapons on the territory of educational institutions is in the department of their administration.

The seller must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: there are no restrictions on the wearing of assault weapons. Machine guns are prohibited.

Kansas

Age of the buyer – from 18 years. Permission is not required. There is no restriction on the number of firearms purchased at a time and the waiting period before the purchase.

The concealed carrying is allowed to persons from 21 years on condition of passing a briefing on the safety of the use of firearms.

You do not need permission to openly carry weapons. The decision on the possibility of carrying weapons on the territory of educational institutions is in the department of their administration.

The seller must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: there are no restrictions on the wearing of assault weapons. Machine guns are prohibited.

Kentucky

Age of the buyer – from 18 years. There is no restriction on the number of firearms purchased at a time and the waiting period before the purchase.

The concealed carrying of weapons is allowed to persons who have reached the age of 21, subject to a license (5 years) and after passing a biographical background check and safety briefing on the use of firearms.

You do not need permission to openly carry weapons. The carrying of weapons on the territory of educational institutions is permitted only if they are stored in vehicles. The seller must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: not regulated by law.

Louisiana

Age of the buyer – from 18 years. There are no restrictions on the number of firearms purchased at one time and the waiting period before the purchase.

The concealed carrying of weapons is allowed to persons who have reached the age of 21, subject to the appropriate authorization (valid 5 years). It is mandatory to have a briefing on the safety of using firearms.

You do not need permission to openly carry weapons. Wearing weapons on the territory of educational institutions is prohibited.

The seller must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: the acquisition and carrying of assault weapons are not regulated by law, machine guns are prohibited.

Maine

Age of the buyer – the gun can be purchased by persons from 18 years old, smooth-bore weapons – from 16 years (but the federal law requires reaching 18 years of age).

The right to carry concealed weapons are at least 18 years with a permit, 21 years – without permission. There is no restriction on the number of firearms purchased at a time and the waiting period before the purchase.

You do not need permission to openly carry weapons.

Wearing weapons on the territory of educational institutions is prohibited.

The seller must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: the acquisition and carrying assault weapons is not regulated by law, guns are allowed if they are registered and meet accepted criteria.

Maryland

Age of the buyer – from 18 years for the purchase of smoothbore weapons, the right to purchase a pistol is a person of 21 years.

A permit is required. For the purchase of pistols and assault weapons a waiting period of 30 days is valid.

Hidden wearing is possible with permission. It is mandatory to have a briefing on the safety of using firearms.

Open wearing is possible with permission. Wearing weapons on the territory of educational institutions is prohibited.

The seller must have a license from the state authorities and the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: Assault weapons are generally prohibited if it does not meet certain criteria. Machine guns must be registered.

Massachusetts

Age of the buyer. The gun has the right to buy a person who has reached the age of 21 with permission, smooth-bore weapons can be bought from the age of 18.

Covert wearing is allowed for persons from 21 years with a license (6 years). In some cases, a firearm safety instruction is required.

Open carrying of pistols is possible with permission. Open carrying of smooth-bore weapons is prohibited. Wearing weapons on the territory of educational institutions is prohibited.

The seller must have licenses from the state authorities and the Bureau of alcohol, tobacco, firearms and explosives, check the biographical data of buyers, keep a constant record of sales.

Assault weapons and machine guns are prohibited.

 Michigan

The gun can be bought from the age of 21 with permission, smooth-bore weapons – from 18 years.

There is no restriction on the number of firearms acquired at a time.

Covert wearing is allowed for persons from 21 years with a license (valid 5 years). Residents of Michigan should be instructed on the safety of the use of firearms.

Permission to open arms is required. Wearing weapons on the territory of educational institutions is allowed in some territories.

The seller must have a license from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Assault weapons and machine guns: there are no restrictions on the wearing of assault weapons. Machine guns are prohibited if they do not have a federal license.

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