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Questions tagged [firearms]

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

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Were the Christchurch gunman's guns really Category A?

Many people are in a state of shock at the moment after one of the worst mass shootings occurred in Christchurch, New Zealand. The incident has only just occurred, but there are many questions about ...
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Self Defense- Lethal Force- Taser & Knife Vs. Fire Arm

I was thinking of buying a taser for self defense. However, if someone were trying to attack me such as pulling a gun out on me, I fear a taser will just leave a criminal pissed off and still wanting ...
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Pawnshop in TN transfered my pawned firearm without my prior consent

I pawned my firearms and the pawnshop had their FFL suspended. They own two stores and, when I went to pay on my pawn, I was told about the suspension, that all firearms had been transfered to their ...
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Buying guns from America if I am European

I wanted to ask something related to the gun dealing policies. If I am European, is there a way I can purchase a gun from let's say Daniel Defense (which is American). Moved into question from an "...
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Are laws requiring fees and classes to practice 2nd Amendment constitutional?

Would laws requiring citizens to pay for training courses and permits costs be ruled as unconstitutional if they were challenged? I only ask because, in Minnesota where I live I need to pay for a $60 ...
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Legality of ATF in their Final Review of Bump Stock regulation

I have been interested in the procedural legality of the Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF) Agency's Final Review of Bump Stocks. There are two to the legality issue, and I'm only concerned with ...
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Is an uncocked semi-automatic with ammo in the clip considered “loaded”?

A semi-automatic must be racked, to put a round in the firing chamber, before it can be fired. Is there a legal definition of “loaded” that considers option 2 of the following states of loadedness as ...
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Borrowing Firearms for Science?

Edit: we have an excellent general counsel who runs our legal team; I'm asking here firstly to get familiar with roughly the shape of this thing, and secondly to learn a little about how things in ...
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Stand your ground: process

The recent controversy over the Drejka shooting in Clearwater Florida, involves a shooter invoking 'stand your ground'. As I understand the matter, LEOs (law enforcement officers) are forced to make ...
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Can I lend my car to a friend and leave my handgun under the seat in a cabled lockbox?

I’m in Michigan, I have a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and I keep it in a combination lockbox under the driver seat. The lockbox is cabled to the seat. Is it legal for a friend or family member ...
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Are employers liable for employee safety if the workplace is declared a “gun free” zone?

If a company prohibits their employees from carrying a firearm while on their property, are they legally liable for the safety of their employees in an active shooter situation? If they refuse to ...
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Use deadly force while under the influence?

I recently completed a CPL/CCW class in Michigan and had a random thought. I understand it is illegal to possess a firearm while under the influence of alcohol, but what are the ramifications if ...
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Is it legal to approach a threatening situation openly carrying a firearm?

Imagine this: A man is threatening you on your porch. You come outside with a rifle (muzzle pointing at the ground in a open carry stance) and politely ask him to leave. Is this brandishing or open ...
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Visiting Texas would I have the right to defend myself with a Texas residents firearm whom I'm staying with?

I will be visiting Texas and staying at my girlfriend's home. Would I have the right to defend myself with her firearm in the case of a burglary etc, or would I be in big trouble?
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Visiting Texas l, would I have the right to defend myself with a Texas resident's firearm who I'm staying with? [duplicate]

I will be visiting Texas and staying at my girlfriend's home. Would I have the right to defend myself with her firearm in the case of a burglary etc, or would I be in big trouble? Thanks.
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Would a spouse of a medical marijuana patient be allowed to own guns?

As mentioned in prescribed marijuana prevents gun ownership, If you are a legal medical marijuana patient. You are not allowed to own or buy guns. But what if it is a person's spouse that is the ...
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Buying a Gun for a Californian

I am a California native, currently attending school in Utah, and have been considering getting a Concealed Carry License as a non-resident of the State. In doing research, however, it appears that, ...
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can the location of a smart phone at the time of arrest negate a suspects protection against unreasonable search and seizures?

Incident Background Info: 1. In 2015 A suspect is arrested, and is in possession of a Smart Phone which is locked, and needs a password to gain access. 2. Suspect is pulled over for speeding, and a ...
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Is it unconstitutional for sellers to have higher minimum age for gun purchases than the federal government?

The last few days (I am writing this on March 1, 2018) have seen several businesses raise the minimum age required to buy a gun to 21. Some examples: Walmart, Dick's Sporting Goods, Kroger. Under ...
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Do we have to wait for legislators to ban bump stocks?

Do legislators actually have to take the step of banning bump stocks, or could the ATF (or other government agency) unilaterally state that the addition of one to a weapon means that it now has all of ...
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What jurisdiction is responsible for firearms regulation in United States education institutions?

Which legislation level and body governs the ability of students and teachers to carry firearms on a campus? Where does this body derive said authority? Is it at the city, state, or federal level or ...
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Inherited guns in Florida

My step-dad gave my son who is 24 years old and is eligible to own a gun legally all of his guns before he died. This includes several shotguns, rifles and handguns. He died with no will. My son was ...
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Is a firearm magazine a regulated part in Austria?

I've looked at the "Weapons Law of 1996" (in german), specifically §2 (2), which states that regulations of firearms also extend to the barrel, the drum and the breech. I am uncertain if this also ...
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Definition of automatic firearms in the US

I want to know about the legal definitions of automatic firearms in the US. I don't care about what people think an automatic firearm is, just about what legally qualifies one as such. The only legal ...
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What are some possible law suits or civil actions the Las Vegas shooting victims could take?

I assume that many, if not all of the businesses, corporations and individuals who were operating and supplying services at the time of the Las Vegas Strip shootings (Wikipedia) - such as hotels, ...
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Warrantless entry and search with restricted PAL?

I have been told that since I have my restricted Possession and Acquisition Licence (PAL) (for firearms), police may enter and search my home without providing a warrant whenever they choose. They are ...
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UK gun licenses prior to Firearms Amendment Act 1988

The Firearms (Amendment) Act 1988 came into force as a response to the Hungerford massacre of 1987. The perpetrator had legally owned some firearms, including a semi-automatic assault rifle. Before ...
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Can a non-California private resident transfer a handgun (used) not on the DOJ roster to a California resident? If so,what would the procedure be?

I have a friend in Oregon who has some 1911 frames that i would like to buy from him. Is this possible with me being a California resident. Also, can a non-California resident, who will be ...
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Can I carry a gun in a case in Florida

I am riding an extended bike trip. I've already been attacked by multiple dogs. I applied for a concealed carry permit but I don't want to delay my trip in the meantime. Can I carry in an unlocked ...
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Firearm transfer between CA and WA

I recently had a grandfather pass away and he left behind a beautiful Colt Trooper MK V .357. He lived in Santa Barbara, California and me and my dad are flying down there tomorrow to get some ...
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Can I sell antique guns within the UK to UK residents - while being resident in the USA?

Context I am a British citizen and for a little while have been collecting antique (section 58) firearms in the UK. I will shortly be marrying my American fiancée and emigrating to the USA to do so, ...
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Argentina: Is it permitted to shoot a knife-wielding intruder to my property with a handgun?

I'm wondering how can I defend against an intruder in my house if I legally possess a handgun. I'm in Argentina. Supposing the intruder doesn't possess a firearm himself but is wielding a deadly ...
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owning firearms but keeping them out of state

In the US, do states place restrictions on ownership of firearms out of state? For example, if you legally acquire firearms in one state and keep them in that state when you move to another state, are ...
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Can a non-certified individual hold firearm classes in an unincorporated part of Illinois but on a residential street?

Can a non-certified individual hold firearm classes, in an unincorporated part of Illinois, but on a residential street?
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How does the “well regulated militia” clause affect laws?

The second amendment to the US Constitution states: 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. ...
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What international law requires armed police to be present in international airports?

Among its reasons for reintroducing weapons into Solomon Islands' police force, RAMSI states that Under international conventions it is a requirement that all international airports maintain an ...
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Are there situations where it is legal to threaten someone with a gun but not legal to fire the gun?

One of the essential rules of firearm safety is to never point a gun at anything or anyone you do not intend to shoot. It also seems to be a consensus that whenever it wouldn't be lawful to shoot ...
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What is the legal grounds for the MA approved gun roster?

In Massachusetts, the attorney general's office ruled, many years ago, that only guns that they approve of, which have certain features, are legal to sell in the state. This regulation claimed to ...
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During a traffic stop, should you disclose that you are carrying a licensed firearm without being asked for it?

Consider a routine traffic stop and assume the driver or the passenger has a firearm, legally obtained, and legally concealed. Is there any obligation to reveal that they are carrying that firearm? ...
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What is it about airsoft which makes it illegal in Australia?

Unfortunately airsoft is currently illegal in Australia, but what part of an airsoft gun is actually illegal? Is it the fact that it fires a projectile at high speeds? The fact that they look like ...
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Under what circumstances is it OK for a layperson to shoot a fleeing burglar?

This question and quotes below (emphasis added) come from an article in today's paper titled "‘He started crying like a little baby’: 11-year-old brags about shooting suspected home invader." A known ...
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Where can I find regulations for establishing shooting (firearm) schools in the UK?

Are there set laws or regulations that govern the setup of a clay pigeon school in the United Kingdom. If so, where can I find the specifications.
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If I purchase an AR-15 in Washington and move to Utah, would I be able to bring the firearm?

I currently live in Washington state. I am planning on moving to Utah fairly soon. A friend of mine would like to sell me their AR-15 rifle. I can't find any information outlining the restrictions on ...
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What needs to be done if I'm inheriting a gun?

My grandfather recently died and I was asked by my dad and his siblings if I wanted my grandfather's .22 rifle. I agreed, but have no idea what to do to legally take possession of the gun. My ...