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Gun Laws By State: 5 Handy Resources For Researching Firearms Rules and Restrictions

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Gun laws vary by state, so it’s important to become familiar with the rules and regulations of the state where you are purchasing and carrying.

Here are five handy online resources for researching firearms rules and restrictions:

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1. NRA-ILA is the Institute for Legislative Action, the lobbying arm of the National Rifle Association. According to its website, the ILA, established in 1975, “is committed to preserving the right of all law-abiding individuals to purchase, possess, and use firearms for legitimate purposes as guaranteed by the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution.”

2. The Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence is a nonprofit organization founded by attorneys that focuses on the promotion of gun laws by offering legal advice in support of gun violence protection.

3. OpenCarry.org provides comprehensive, state-specific information on all aspects related to the legality of the open carry of firearms, including news, forums, and maps.

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4. Handgunlaw.us offers an interactive map that is hyper-linked to each state’s respective handgun laws. Information includes permit and license regulations, reciprocity and FAQ’s.

5. Gun Facts is a reference guide for anyone interested in learning gun control facts. Each chapter explores “gun control myths” and responds with documented facts from such quality sources as government databases and peer-reviewed studies. The database offers information on such issues as assault weapons, the Second Amendment, licensing and registration, gun dealers, firearm availabilitym and concealed carry and concealed weapons permits.

This article does not constitute legal advice. Check the current gun laws before purchasing or traveling with a firearm.


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