Gun Laws from State to State
Depending on the state you live in, there may be different gun laws that dictate what you can and cannot do with your firearm. It is important to learn what these are for the state you live in, and what you need to do if you own a firearm in the area. These laws will dictate how you can use and possess firearms and ammunition. In addition to this, there are federal firearms laws. Those who own guns of any sort should become familiar with the federal and state firearm laws to protect their rights, and ensure they aren’t breaking any laws.
Some of the laws are changing in various states, as events change the opinion of the public. Just because your state had certain regulations at one point doesn’t mean that they will keep them forever. Be aware of how these regulations will affect you.
If you will be traveling to a different state or even moving, make sure to understand their firearm laws. When traveling on a plane with a weapon, you will not be able to carry it on. Instead know the proper procedure for checking, securing, and declaring your firearm when taking your trip. Before you leave on your trip check what the regulations the state you will be traveling to has, and give yourself the extra time you need to plan for your trip, expecting the delay that can come through checking a firearm.
There are some key things that are maintained at the state level when it comes to owning a firearm. Some states have the same laws, but others change based on a few key elements. These regulations include:
- Whether or not a license or permit must be obtained before purchasing a firearm
- Whether or not each firearm purchased needs to be registered with the local police department
- How the concealed carry laws will function
- The way open carry laws work in public
- Which weapons besides those restricted on a federal level through the National Firearms Act of 1934 will be restricted in the state
Curious about vehicle gun laws? Check out this infographic that breaks down the law depending on which state you are in.
Be aware of the gun laws in your area. Once you understand the laws in your state and how they pertain to you, invest in your own firearm. Be smart about it, doing all you can to keep you and your family protected. Invest in a GunVault safe for when the firearm isn’t in use.