Gun Law Checklist
I’m curious to see where everyone sits on gun laws, down to the individual issue. I have an obvious idea where everyone will lean here, just curious as to how much.
I will not be including the ever-popular “universal background check” since it is currently unenforceable. In order for this to work, you would need a national firearm registry, which is outlawed under federal law. You’re obviously free to bring it up, but I won’t be addressing it here or in the comments.
I pulled this list from Everytown, hopefully it can stay as objective as possible, though there are certainly items that are broad in scope. Some of these are already federal law, but state laws could be deemed necessary for enforcement purposes. I eliminated duplicates and some more general policing aspects.
- Foundation Laws
- Background check
- Concealed carry permit (may-issue, shall-issue, constitutional-carry)
- Extreme risk law (red-flag law)
- Stand your ground law
- Secure storage required
- Industry and Product Safety
- Assault weapon ban (please specify what exactly this would entail for you since there is no single definition).
- Consumer safety (mandatory loaded chamber indicator, magazine safety disconnects, etc.)
- Ghost gun regulations (regulates gun parts)
- High capacity magazines
- Industry immunity (manufacturer or maker)
- Guns in Public
- Authority to deny public carry for public safety
- Crime gun tracing
- No carry after a violent offense (assault or other violent misdemeanor convictions)
- No guns on college campuses
- No guns at state capitols and/or political demonstrations
- No guns in bars
- No guns in K-12 schools
- Open carry regulations
- Emergency restraining order
- Felony (automatic restoration, petition for restoration, no restoration of rights)
- Fugitive from justice (open warrants)
- Gun removal program (checks prohibited status updates against state registries)
- Hate crimes
- Mental health (involuntarily committed, danger to self or others)
- Minimum age to purchase (could vary by firearm type)
- Violent non-felony offenses (assault or other violent misdemeanor convictions)
- Domestic abuse (conviction or prior to conviction restraining order)
- School threat assessment teams
- Stalker prohibitor (convicted)
- Sales and Permitting
- Authority to deny gun purchase for public safety (official discretion)
- Charleston Loophole (allows sales to be denied after 3 days if a background check is still incomplete)
- State dealer license required (in addition to the already mandatory FFL)
- Mandatory lost/stolen reporting
- Mandatory mental health record reporting
- Law enforcement notification for failed background checks
- Sales records sent to law enforcement
- Training required
- Waiting periods
Thanks for sticking around to the end. Pick a topic that you’re passionate about or copy the list and give your personal yea’s and nay’s.
Sorry this doesn’t copy well. Blame reddit.
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