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Ballistic weapons powered by burning propellant. May be more narrowly construed by statute.

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What laws and regulations apply to an external device that mechanically pulls the trigger of a gun?

Suppose there is a device that repeatedly pulls the trigger of a semiautomatic firearm, effectively allowing it to fire repeatedly without any repeating manual action. What laws, if any, restrict the ...
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Is threatening a trespasser at gunpoint impermissible in UT?

The question is prompted by news video of a trespassing snowboarder threatened at gunpoint. https://abcnews.go.com/US/video/dramatic-moment-snowboarder-stopped-gunpoint-private-property-107920296 If ...
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Are there any notable 2nd Amendment cases not involving (then) modern firearms?

Imagine if you walk down the road all dressed up for the Battle of Hastings reenactment with all of your fellow Viking-Normandy enthusiasts, covered neck to toe with your chainmail, your great helm on ...
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New Mexico's Governor issues emergency suspending constitutional rights

https://apnews.com/article/albuquerque-guns-governor-concealed-carry-fc5b4b79bf411b8022c3ad58975724d7 New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday issued an emergency order suspending the right ...
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What happens if an illegal substance or an item that belongs to my housemate is caught in my house?

I am 31 years old and still live with my family in Turkey. And I don't want to live with my parents anymore. I must move out of the house of my parents. My parents also approve and support my idea ...
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Can I give my gun to a friend with no paperwork in any state?

If I lawfully own a gun, are there any states where I can give it to another person legally without any paperwork?
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Is it legal for any business to post a 46.03 sign in Texas?

Texas penal code 46.03 covers places in which it is unlawful to carry a firearm even by concealed carry license holders. This law only covers a small set of specific establishments that meet the ...
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Selling firearms for another person in another state

How legal, or illegal, is the following situation? A Vermont resident owns several firearms which they wish to sell to a gun shop in neighboring NH. They believe the transaction would be smoother if ...
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Can I bring a firearm into NJ?

If I'm planning to visit some family in NJ would it be legal for me to bring a pistol that is locked in a container into the state? I've found information saying that it should not be an issue if I'm ...
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Difference between "constitutional" carry VS having a concealed weapons permit?

Florida is close to passing HB.543 dubbed “constitutional carry”. This would allow people to carry concealed loaded guns without permits under legislation. For people with concealed weapons permits, ...
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Is it legal to 3D print your own firearms?

Lets say Bob wants to 3D print his own firearms that are not considered NFA items. Is it legal for Bob to 3d print his own firearms? Is it legal for Bob to gift the 3d printed firearm to his son? Is ...
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What laws regulate the use and ownership of firearms by British-flagged ships?

Firearms are heavily regulated in the UK, especially handguns and automatic weapons, after several horrific shootings in the late 20th century. Long-guns, such as shotguns and rifles are also tightly ...
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In France, is it legal to practice target shooting on your own land?

I can find a lot of information about hunting on your own land, and my land would qualify for that. However, I don't have a hunting license and I'm in fact more interested in target practice / sport ...
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Dormitory Firearm Posession at Louisiana Public School

I'm a student at a public university in Louisiana, and I was reading up on the state's firearm law in order to be sure I could legally keep such a weapon for defense in my apartment, which is ...
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Are tow truck drivers allowed to be armed while working?

Florida Tow Truck Driver kills man while trying to repossess a car. Are tow truck drivers allowed to be armed while repossessing a car? Does any other state allow tow truck drivers to be armed?
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Is it legal for a minor who does not live in California to lie about his/her age in order to access the NRA Web site?

The NRA's Web site currently has a screen verifying that the user is over 18 due to a California law prohibiting "communicat[ing] to those under 18 about broad categories of firearms, parts, and ...
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Could a company specializing in social networking offer a "dealer free" gun transfer service?

This is a followup to this question about trading firearms between individuals in Oregon. An answer says Apart from transfers to and from the government, you can freely transfer a firearm under ...
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Can one individual (not a dealer) give or sell a firearm to another individual without reporting the transaction?

Can one individual give a gun to another individual without filing any paperwork or doing a background check in Oregon? What if the recipient is a minor? What about selling the gun?
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What is the law on NICS checks when purchasing firearms?

In the US it is common practice for sellers of firearms to follow the following process: Ask buyer to fill out ATF form 4473 Call NICS to verify that the DOJ/FBI is not aware of any prohibitions ...
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Is Indiana Handgun Permit Valid, If I'm no Longer a Resident?

Indiana offers a lifetime handgun permit to Indiana residents, per IC 35-47-2-4 (a)(2): Licenses to carry handguns shall be either qualified or unlimited, and are valid for ... the life of the ...
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Can you be denied a concealed weapons permit in NY if you don't have social media or give references?

Since the Bruen decision, NY has changed the requirements to get a concealed weapons permit. They have since required applicants to demonstrate “good moral character” and (1) attending an in-person ...
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Do corporations have the right to keep arms?

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Does "the people" include corporations? ...
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guns and red-flag laws

There's a lot of talk lately about red-flag laws being used to take guns away from someone reportedly dangerous to himself or others. No crime has been committed with the gun. If the police ...
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How are laws requiring gun buyers to be 21+ constitutional?

Isn't anyone 18 or older guaranteed full constitutional rights? How can someone between 18 and 21 be denied the right to own a gun based on age?
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Is knowledge of someone owning a firearm enough for police action/prosecution?

Bob and Eve are work colleagues. Eve owns an unlicensed firearm, which could be illegal, be that a pistol, rifle or a shotgun. Eve mentions that she owns such a weapon to Bob. Bob is concerned for his ...
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What are the different regulations affecting different classifications of firearms?

I'm having a hard time tracking down a plain-language and short summary of the different rules or regulations regarding the different classifications of firearms in Canada (prohibited, restricted, non-...
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Can a minor possess a handgun on private property in Oregon?

Can a minor possess a handgun on private property in Oregon (outside any city limits) with the consent of his parents and the property owner?
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Legality of police bringing firearms into federal post office

Is it legal for all police officers in the United States to carry firearms into post offices, which fall within the jurisdiction of the federal government, when called by post office employees?
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In France, what are the legal implications of using a shooting sport firearm for self-defense at home?

As some of you may be aware, when you subscribe to the French Shooting Federation to shoot for sport and do the required legal paperwork, you can acquire a firearm for the sole purpose of practicing ...
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Why have Dominick Black's charges not been dismissed?

For providing Kyle Rittenhouse a gun, Dominick Black was charged with two counts of providing a dangerous weapon to a person under 18, causing death.. The possession charge against Kyle was dismissed,...
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What would be different if Kyle Rittenhouse were 9 instead of 17?

In the Kyle Rittenhouse case, I felt like he would be charged with possessing a weapon while under-age. But this charge was dropped. I looked into this and ran into this article: https://abcnews.go....
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Is it legal in the US to leave a gun in the hands of a minor without oversight?

Reading about the detail of the trial of Rittenhouse I wondered how it was possible that a minor was allowed to go around holding a weapon. I searched on the internet and I read some blogs claiming ...
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When gun used to kill in self defense and the gun is taken as evidence, can you get it back?

Scenario: John Doe uses a gun to kill a criminal in self defense. That gun, the one used, is taken as evidence by law enforcement so it can be investigated and/or used trial or for whatever reasons ...
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Is it legal to bring an unarmed emptied/spent casing to school?

I am a bit experienced with firearms and know how to handle them. I take them out to the range and fire them. My friend is a hunter and recently gifted me with a SPENT 30-08 Springfield casing AT ...
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Gun combat with mutual intent to hit/kill offers unimpeachable self-defense defense?

I'm curious what explains a number of decisions to abandon all prosecutions in mass gunfights in the USA, e.g. Waco 2015. While "mutual combat" has been sometimes used to describe these ...
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When is a firearm able to "be readily restored to shoot automatically" according to the NFA?

The NFA defines a machine gun as "any weapon which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily restored to shoot, automatically more than one shot, without manual reloading, by a single ...
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Travelling through New York with a firearm

I recently had a discussion with a gentlemen when asking about a scar on his body and it led to a shocking story that almost seemed such an abortion of justice as to not be entirely correct or ...
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How to carry a gun across federal lands

In America, the federal court generally rules that the second amendment of the constitution is implied to be more restrictive than liberating, so carrying a firearm on federal property is often ...
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Is possession of a firearm in Spain only punishable by a fine?

I have read on the Interior Ministry website (Google translation link) that in Spain possession of a firearm, in the absence of any other crime (such as armed robbery) is only subject to a fine of up ...
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Can you kick someone out of your commercial business for having a concealed weapon?

Can you kick someone out of your commercial business for having a concealed weapon? Let's say you operate a restaurant and you notice that one of your customers has a concealed weapon like a gun and ...
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Can a report exempt someone from owning a firearm in the U.S.?

I was reading a thread on the social media site Reddit and the OP discussed how he found out that he was unable to purchase a firearm with no reason given. Though he had no criminal record and no ...
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Naturalized Certificate required for Shall-Issue Firearms License

In my state of Massachusetts, before being able to purchase any firearms, you must obtain a Firearms Identification (FID) license or a License to Carry (LTC). Suppose that someone is in the process ...
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How are machine guns basically illegal considering the findings of US v. Miller?

In US v. Miller, the Supreme Court found that the NFA was constitutional because short-barreled shotguns have no military uses. Assuming for the sake of argument that's true (it's not), how can the ...
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Can consular security staff carry firearms in New York City?

Can the security staff (equivalent to the U.S. Diplomatic Security Service) of the various Embassies/Missions/Consulates/etc located in New York City carry (concealed) firearms as part of their ...
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Is purchasing a tank legal?

I have looked up if it is legal to buy a tank, and I found that you need a FDDL (Federal Destructive Device License). Is that all one really needs, or would one need to get a gun permit as well?
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Is it forbidden to fire a gun in self-defense in a national park?

According to Yellowstones official website: Hunting is strictly forbidden in Yellowstone, as is target practice. And visitors should not use guns as self-defense against large wildlife, but rather ...
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How frequently must one use controlled substances to be considered a user of that substance?

Specifically I'm referring to the NICS background check for buying a gun, but if other laws have other standards I'm interested in them as well. If I took one puff off a marijuana cigarette at a ...
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Buying a handgun at age 18 in Virginia

Can a person buy a handgun and handgun ammo legally at 18 from a private sale in Virginia?
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Is it legal in the UK to 3D print a firearm design if it is made impossible to fire?

In the UK firearm regulations are very strict, but I would like to learn about them like in the other countries. Is it okay to print 3D gun designs if I make sure none of the parts can shoot real ...
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Is a gun in the waistband with a tucked-in shirt concealed or open carry in Michigan?

I generally carry my gun concealed, inside the waistband with a shirt or jacket over it. If I were to tuck said shirt in, the grip will show. Is this now considered open carry, or does the whole gun ...
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