Gun Buying Requirements
Any person who has a conviction for any misdemeanor listed in Penal Code section 29805 or for any felony, or is addicted to the use of any narcotic drug, or has been held involuntarily as a danger to self or others pursuant to Welfare and Institutions Code section 8103 is prohibited from buying, owning, or possessing firearms or ammunition. There are also prohibitions based on mental conditions, domestic restraining/protective orders, conditions of probation, and specific offenses committed as a juvenile. A list of prohibited categories is available on the Bureau of Firearms website.
gun buying requirements
For millions of gun owners, the Second Amendment is as applicable now as it was then. Today, however, each state maintains its own set of laws and regulations that pertain to buying, selling, possessing, and using guns. Compared to many other states,the laws in Arizona are rather permissive, but there are serious penalties for those who violate them. Our attorneys are fully versed in the gun laws in Arizona, and we are equipped to help you understand how they apply to you.
Licensing laws are to ensure that someone passes a background check before buying a gun. They require you to apply for a gun license in person at a law enforcement agency, as an extra safeguard against fraud or errors that could allow dangerous people to get guns.
There are complex state and federal regulations that govern buying and owning a firearm. Keeping track of these laws is important for people who exercise their Second Amendment rights to possess a gun.
If you wish to purchase a firearm in Wyoming, different laws apply if you are buying a long gun or a handgun, whether you are purchasing from a private seller or a Federal Firearms Dealer (FFD), and if you have a Concealed Handgun Permit (CHP).
Yes, if you are buying a handgun; no, for a long gun (rifle or shotgun). When purchasing a handgun in North Carolina, you need a current, valid NC state-issued form of identification and either an NC Pistol Purchase Permit or a North Carolina Concealed Carry Handgun permit. To purchase a long gun, you only need to show a current, valid NC state-issued form of identification and must pass a US government background check during the sale.
Federal law sets a dangerously low minimum age for buying firearms. While the law requires a person to be 21 to purchase a handgun from a licensed firearm dealer, it only requires a person to be 18 to buy a long gun, including an assault weapon, from a dealer. The law is even weaker for purchases from unlicensed sellers, with a 18-year old minimum age for handguns and no minimum age for long guns. Many states have raised the age, barring handgun sales to people under 21 and long gun sales to people under 18. The strongest policies generally bar all purchases before a person turns 21. A full discussion on Prohibitors is here.
Section 32310 of the Penal Code states that any person who manufactures or causes to be manufactured, imports into the state, keeps for sale, or offers or exposes for sale, or who gives, lends, buys, receives, or assembles any large-capacity magazine from a parts kit is punishable by imprisonment in a county jail not exceeding one year or imprisonment. Thus, the offenses listed can be charged as a felony or a misdemeanor at the discretion of the prosecutor. Large-capacity is defined as being able to hold more than 10 rounds. In November 2016 California voters approved Proposition 63. The referendum outlaws the possession of such magazines, requires background checks for all ammunition sales and mandates the reporting of lost or stolen firearms. Under Proposition 63, mere possession of a large-capacity magazine is punishable as a misdemeanor with a $100 fine or an infraction with a $100 fine. This prohibition applies to magazines acquired prior to January 1, 2000 that were previously considered "grandfathered." Importation, manufacture, lending, assembling a large-capacity magazine from a parts kit, or buying a large-capacity magazine remains chargeable as a felony or a misdemeanor. 041b061a72