skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 157265 Add to Shopping cart Find in a Library
Title: State Laws and Published Ordinances: Firearms
Corporate Author: US Dept of the Treasury
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
United States of America
Date Published: 1988
Page Count: 142
Sponsoring Agency: National Institute of Justice/
Rockville, MD 20849
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of the Treasury
Washington, DC 20226
Sale Source: National Institute of Justice/
NCJRS paper reproduction
Box 6000, Dept F
Rockville, MD 20849
United States of America

US Dept of the Treasury
Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
650 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Room 8100
Washington, DC 20226
United States of America

NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Legislation/Policy Description
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Intended primarily for Federal firearms licensees, this booklet presents State laws that govern the sale of firearms.
Abstract: The State laws presented were selected because of their relevancy to the effective administration of the Federal Gun Control Act of 1968, as amended. Seven criteria were used in the selection of the firearms laws and ordinances included in this publication. They must prohibit the sale, possession, or receipt of any type of firearm or allow any exception to the prohibitions; or they may prohibit the sale, possession, or receipt of any type of firearm to or by any particular class of persons. Laws included may also restrict the sale, possession, or receipt of firearms such as destructive devices, fully automatic weapons, short-barreled rifles, short-barreled shotguns, and silencers. Also included are laws that require waiting period or notification to law enforcement officials before weapons may be delivered to purchasers, as well as laws that require a permit/ license, or a State/local ID card before a weapon may be sold or delivered to a purchaser or recipient. Other laws included may restrict the age at which it is lawful for a person to purchase or receive a firearm, or may restrict the sale of firearms. Laws not included pertain to the carrying of weapons, the discharge of weapons, and notification to designated officials after the sale and delivery have been made. A reference table cites whether a State has a purchaser waiting period, State purchaser requirement, State license/permit to purchase, State license for dealers and manufacturers, State licensee record-keeping requirements, and State-local government limits. The body of the booklet contains the provisions for the various laws by State.
Main Term(s): Criminology
Index Term(s): Firearms acts; Gun Control; State laws; State-by-state analyses
Note: Eighteenth edition.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=157265

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.