The right to own a gun is guaranteed by the Second Amendment, which means that owning a gun has been a part of American culture since this country was first established. Unfortunately, gun violence has also long been a part of American history, ranging from presidential assassinations to mass shootings in schools and on military bases.
Many states and the federal government have attempted to deter gun violence by passing laws that increase the penalties of certain crimes if they involve with the use of a firearm or make it difficult for certain people to possess a firearm.
This list of articles covers all the major topics that every gun owner should know.
California started its statehood as part of the Wild West, where practically everyone owned a gun and vigilante justice was rampant. However, gun possession laws have become more restrictive in the past 150 years. If you own a gun in California, you should read this article to make sure that you are in compliance with California’s gun possession laws.
If you get into an argument with someone, it probably is not the best time to pull out your concealed weapon. Doing so may get you charged with aggravated assault. If you have been charged with aggravated assault, you need to read this article to understand what impact it can have on your life and what you can do to fight it.
Nearly every crime shown in a movie involves a gun. Even in the real world, guns are used during criminal activity. This article discusses a range of legal issues related to gun crimes.
Merely owning a gun can get you into a ton of legal problems. While the actual acts may not seem like a big deal, possessing an illegal firearm and possessing a legal firearm without the proper permit are crimes by themselves. In order to make sure that you are within full compliance with the law, you should read this article before purchasing a gun.
With over 88 guns for every 100 people in the United States alone, it is no surprise that there are laws in place to control who is able to buy and own a gun legally. Gun control laws encompass everything from background checks to bans on types of guns. This article gives a description of every type of gun control law that is currently out there.
Kids and loaded firearms can be a recipe for disaster. Many states recognize this and have enacted laws that severely restrict minors’ access to guns. Before you buy that pink Hello Kitty pistol for your preteen daughter, be sure to read this article to make sure that you are not doing anything illegal by handing a gun—even a fake gun—over to her.
A convicted felon is probably the last person in the world that most people want to see toting a firearm. Since felons are seen as dangerous people already without weapons, there are several state and federal laws that prohibit them from owning a gun. This article goes over the basics of the laws that make it illegal for felons to possess firearms.
Arizona was the location of a famous gun fight at the O.K. Corral between the Earp brothers and the Cowboys outlaw gang. Despite that history of public gun violence, Arizona still has relatively lax gun laws compared to most states. You should read this article to learn more about these laws if you are thinking about buying a gun in Arizona.
The right to simply own a gun has been a significant issue in this country starting with debates over the ratification of the Second Amendment. Over the past 200 hours, many states and the federal government have enacted laws that regulate gun ownership. If you are curious as to how these laws may prevent you from possessing a gun in the manner that you choose, then you should read this article.
It would be against the public interest to permit domestic violence perpetrators to own deadly weapons. In order to keep guns out of the hands of these people, many states have passed laws that have outlawed gun possession by convicted domestic violence offenders.