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Gun Laws By State: 6 Regulations Unique to a Single State

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In terms of gun laws by state, some states legislate a regulation no other has in place.

The following six gun laws are each unique to a single state.

The Washington Post reported Vermont “stands out from the pack” as being the only state where a 16-year-old may acquire a concealed carry permit without parental permission. That was confirmed by USACarry.com.

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The Washington Post also reported that while 17 states bar employers from preventing their employees from bringing guns to work and keeping them locked in their vehicles — even if those vehicles are on the property of the employer — two states stand alone in maintaining an additional law that takes things further. North Dakota bars employers from asking if employees’ vehicles parked on company property have weapons in them, while Georgia bars employers from making employment conditional on not bringing guns to work, the newspaper reported.

People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law in September by Gov. Jerry Brown, according to Yahoo.com. It said the groundbreaking legislation — the first such measure in the U.S. — was introduced after police in Isla Vista near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family.

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In 2002, New Jersey passed a law saying that once “smart” technology became available to prevent a gun from being used by an unauthorized person, only that type of handgun could be sold in the state, according to the Wall Street Journal. The newspaper said the New Jersey law, the only one of its kind in the U.S., mandates that within three years from the date such a gun becomes available in any state, all handguns sold in New Jersey must include technology to limit their use to specific people. The WSJ reported in November that gun control groups were urging a New Jersey court to make the state enforce the law, which could ultimately ban sales in the state of all handguns that don’t embrace some sort of smart technology.

Kansas lawmakers approved the Second Amendment Protection Act in 2013, making the Sunflower State the only state exempting all state-made firearms that have not crossed state lines from all federal gun control laws, The Huffington Post reported. The Brady Center for Gun Violence in July 2014 initiated a court challenge to the act’s legality. A similar nullification law in Montana, the 2009 Firearms Freedom Act, was struck down in 2013 by the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which upheld the federal government’s power to regulate interstate commerce on items such as guns.

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

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