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Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition: Part III

The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part III With Tens of Thoughts of Laws On The Books, How Can You Locate and Follow Laws of Another State For Reciprocal Carry? Before GLBS (GunLawsByState.com), there were but a few books and on-line resources providing a patchwork of coverages to address some aspect of this question. There are some good state-specific guides, and a variety of on-line forums and other sources that cover a specific and general topic, such as whether one state is reciprocal with another state (i.e., it recognizes another state’s license for carry in that state as if it were its Read More >>

Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition: Part II

The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part II Doesn't The Second Amendment Allow Me To Carry A Handgun (or Long Gun) Throughout The Country (And If So, Why GLBS!)? In a word, “no.” Broadly, the right to keep and bear arms was conceived as a natural right–a right to self-protection–that the 2nd Amendment was drafted and included in the original Ten Amendments to prohibit the government from limiting. However, even before the Constitution was penned, firearms regulations not incongruent with this right existed. In the Colonies, for instance, there were laws prohibiting the common act of Read More >>

Introducing Gun Laws by State, 2012 Edition

The Reciprocal Carry Conundrum: Part I Conundrum is a noun, and is defined as “something confusing.” Although it may surprise you, there are tens of thousands of laws on the legal books that you face when you engage in carrying a handgun with concealed carry permit (“CCP”) in your state or another state by virtue of reciprocity agreements between certain states. Therefore, it is not an understatement my dear reader for me to tell you what awaits you (and me) with reciprocal carry: mind-numbing confusion. This is why I have authored the definitive paper (book form) and interactive Read More >>

The Nine Classes of People Who Cannot Possess Firearms.

The Nine Classes of People Who Cannot Possess Firearms. As an attorney who has handled hundreds of firearms matters, ranging from criminal to compliance/regulatory, a common question I receive from people of all walks of life is “Who is prohibited from the purchase and possession of firearms?” Broadly, there are nine (9) classes of people who are unable to possess firearms under federal law. However, it is unlawful for anyone (he, she or it, such as an “FFL”) to knowingly sell or otherwise dispose of any firearm or ammunition to a person within these groups. This means both the Read More >>