Do you have some Interesting State Gun Laws


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MT GUNNY
August 10, 2008, 06:26 PM
Here is a couple of Montana's

Article II section 12 of MT Constitution Reads as follows:
Right to Bear arms, The right of any person to keep and bear arms in defense of his Home, Person, and Property, or in aid of civil power when thereto legally summoned, shall not be called in question,

Exempt from Federal gun free school zone act, any Montanan legally able to own firearm is considered Licensed under Federal Gun free school zone act.

Can CC outside City limits W/O CWP, thats 99.6% of MT

Do not have to inform officer's of CCW unless they ask.

If it wasn't for Federal laws, Montanan,s could own unlicensed machine guns.

Estimates are 90 to 95 % of MT Homes contain firearms.

Average # of guns per gun owning household in MT is 27.


Information from Gary Marbut's book Gun laws of MT

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Drgong
August 10, 2008, 06:28 PM
Average # of guns per gun owning household in MT is 27

:what::)


so there a LOT of nice gun collections in Montana... :p

TallPine
August 10, 2008, 06:31 PM
We also have stupid law that says you can't carry into a bank, even with a CWP :(

Take the bad with the good, I guess :rolleyes:

Also, the way I read the law(s):

IWB without a cover garment is still "partially concealed by clothing"

A purse or fannypack is not "clothing" ;)

You could theoretically CCW inside city limits without a CWP as long as you were "hiking ... or other outdoor activity"

Chuhhuniban
August 10, 2008, 06:37 PM
I belive that they had a problem at one time with train robbery. The law says, I believe, that you can't carry on a train in Montana either, even with a CWP.

MT GUNNY
August 10, 2008, 06:40 PM
Thats true! how about some other states?

Novus Collectus
August 10, 2008, 06:53 PM
In MD a Mac 10/11 or Uzi semi auto pistol is highly illegal and a felony to posses because they are a threat to the populace....but a fully automatic Uzi or MAC 10/11 pistol with a tax stamp is perfectly legal.

In MD there is a law that says loaded shotguns and loaded rifles are illegal to have in or on an automobile, but since it does not exempt police officers, the LEO that drive around with a loaded shotgun are technically criminals.

In MD it is almost impossible for the average citizen to get a handgun carry permit for a handgun, but as I read it, open carry of loaded antique handguns is not restricted by the handgun transport/carry/wearing law, and the concealed carry of loaded antique handguns may be allowed by the "dangerous weapons" statute exemption for handguns.

762 shooter
August 10, 2008, 07:42 PM
If you have a valid hunting/fishing license in South Carolina, you can carry on the way to, from and during, hunting or fishing.

I'm not sure you can take the long way around.

neviander
August 10, 2008, 07:47 PM
Since I found out, I thought it was strange that Texas is NOT an open carry state.

The Unknown User
August 10, 2008, 07:55 PM
MA:

- No adjustable stocks
- No suppressors
- No flash suppressors
- No trigger pull can be less than 5#

A/C Guy
August 10, 2008, 08:48 PM
In Az, it is illegal to conceal carry a weapon LARGER than 6' long.

Axctal
August 10, 2008, 08:49 PM
One of the cities here in UT (don't remember which) has this old-forgotten law:
When they release you from a jail, you can ask (or they should provide) for a horse and a loaded 6-shooter
:rolleyes:

jhansman
August 10, 2008, 08:49 PM
Heck, my state is the home of 'interesting gun laws.' In fact, I think CA invented the concept.

scrat
August 10, 2008, 09:13 PM
yep i hear you. every law that comes to mind in CA that was made by a anti gun liberal is interesting

Mousegun
August 10, 2008, 09:14 PM
In Tennessee a merchant can "effectively set the law" by putting up a no guns sign. It can be upheld with a fine and imprisonment if a licensed carry holder is made. Trespassing is not an option.

At the same time our license is a carry license not a concealed carry or open carry license --- But carrying openly in East Tennessee will probably get you stopped and questioned due to the many northerners (like myself) who have polluted the environment:eek: with the ole' "man with a gun" call to the law.

Also it is not legal for a LEO if off duty or on duty and NOT performing police functions EG: having lunch, to carry in a restaurant that serves alcohol. I'm sure there are many LEOs getting arrested every day for that one.:evil:

General Geoff
August 10, 2008, 09:23 PM
Estimates are 90 to 95 % of MT Homes contain firearms.

Average # of guns per gun owning household in MT is 27.

Holy crap, I got some catching up to do if I ever move to Montana. :D

DaleA
August 10, 2008, 10:20 PM
It did not pass but it was proposed in Minnesota that handguns have a minimum 10 pound trigger pull - for the children don't you know.

Rob87 - this means MN guns would have been TWICE as safe as MA guns.:neener:

jrfoxx
August 11, 2008, 01:13 AM
In Oregon, you cannot carry a bow or loaded firearm on a snowmobile or ATV, unless,in the case of the bow, all arrows are in a quiver, or for a gun, it is unloaded. We have very few gun laws, but thats one of them. Seems like a dumb one to me.Loaded hanguns and loaded long guns in cars/trucks are fine though (for handguns, if "readily accessable", they cant be concealed without a permit, for longuns, no permit, and loaded or unloaded, concealed or unconcealed doesnt matter.)

Strange. Must be all those snowmobile driveby's here, especially with bows.....:rolleyes:

fairfax1
August 11, 2008, 01:36 AM
Virginia:

Bad Laws:

1. Can't carry in places of worship while a meeting for religious purposes is being held "without good and sufficient reason"
I don't think that has ever really been legally defined.

2. Can't CCW in Restaurants serving alcohol, but you can OPEN CARRY.
We can thank Gov. Tim Kaine :barf: for blocking the repeal of that stupid law.

Good Laws:

1. Can carry (either OC or CC) inside the VA general assembly (House and Senate) as long as you have a CHP.
It is a very interesting feeling walking though the metal detector with a gun and hearing it beep, then showing the police your permit, and being told to have a nice day. :D

retgarr
August 11, 2008, 01:49 AM
Oooh, I like that virginia general assembly law. Shows that politicians aren't special.

Novus Collectus
August 11, 2008, 06:53 AM
Oh I can't believe I forgot about this one. In Maryland it is illegal to carry a handgun unless you are a cop or have a permit, hunting, target shooting or on private property, etc. However......

(4) the wearing, carrying, or transporting by a person of a handgun used in connection with an organized military activity, a target shoot, formal or informal target practice, sport shooting event, hunting, a Department of Natural Resources-sponsored firearms and hunter safety class, trapping, or a dog obedience training class or show, while the person is engaged in, on the way to, or returning from that activity if each handgun is unloaded and carried in an enclosed case or an enclosed holster;

So as long as you are hunting or target shooting you are allowed to have the handgun on you, but while engaged in in hunting or taget shooting, the handgun must be unloaded! :eek:

No cop has ever enforced this as far as I know, but if it is on a shooting range that is not your property and you load your handgun, you are technically breaking the law.

rxraptor02
August 11, 2008, 08:04 AM
Novus Collectus,

read your own posting again...



on the way to, or returning from that activity if each handgun is unloaded

tinygnat219
August 11, 2008, 08:08 AM
VA Bad:

For buying an "assault rifle" i.e. anything with over a 20 round magazine, you have to provide proof of citizenship, like Voter ID card, Birth Certificate, or passport.

This was done in response to the CIA shootings back in the 90s where an alien (whether legal or illegal) shot up some folks. Some hard questions came back as to how he was legally able to buy a rifle like that.

Novus Collectus
August 11, 2008, 08:11 AM
Novus Collectus,

read your own posting again...



on the way to, or returning from that activity if each handgun is unloadedTrust me, I read it right. It says "while engaged in" as well.

(4) the wearing, carrying, or transporting by a person of a handgun used in connection with an organized military activity, a target shoot, formal or informal target practice, sport shooting event, hunting, a Department of Natural Resources-sponsored firearms and hunter safety class, trapping, or a dog obedience training class or show, while the person is engaged in, on the way to, or returning from that activity if each handgun is unloaded and carried in an enclosed case or an enclosed holster;

30 cal slob
August 11, 2008, 08:13 AM
Connecticut:

Select fire weapons and certained named semi-autos not registered prior to Sep. 1994 are considered illegal scary assault weapons. Possession = felony offense.

But full-auto weapons not capable of select fire (full-auto only) transferred in compliance with NFA procedures are just ducky.

So state.gov doesn't mind that I have a belt-fed M60. But a select fire M16 would make me an evil assault weapons owner. :rolleyes:

Happiness Is A Warm Gun
August 11, 2008, 09:32 AM
VA Bad:

For buying an "assault rifle" i.e. anything with over a 20 round magazine, you have to provide proof of citizenship, like Voter ID card, Birth Certificate, or passport.

This was done in response to the CIA shootings back in the 90s where an alien (whether legal or illegal) shot up some folks. Some hard questions came back as to how he was legally able to buy a rifle like that.

Huh? No special restrictions on high cap magazines or EBR that I know of.

Every single time I purchased any firearm they asked for some proof of residency though. I assumed this was to comply with federal law (i.e FFL can only sell firearm to resident in that state).

I assumed it is like this in every state.

SaMx
August 11, 2008, 10:55 AM
In VA you have to provide proof of residency.

there are no restrictions on mag capacity, and no AWB, but you must be over 21 to purchase an "assault type" rifle. It is legal for a person under 21 to posses an "assault type" rifle though.

AZAndy
August 11, 2008, 11:12 AM
Arizona is, for the most part, gun-friendly. There are still some bizarre laws regarding other weapons, though. Nunchaku are expressly forbidden.

So, to review: Cocked and locked 1911 on your hip= OK.
Two sticks jointed together= Big Crime.

rantingredneck
August 11, 2008, 11:21 AM
NC:

A permit is required to purchase a handgun. Purchase permits are administered by our 100 individual county sheriffs.

A leftover from the Jim Crow era.

Strangest part is the same permit is required to purchase a crossbow.

RickH
August 11, 2008, 09:14 PM
Washington state: Legal to own a suppressor. Legal to attach it to a firearm. Illegal to fire a round through it.

You have to drive to Oregon or Idaho to use it. :scrutiny:

c1ogden
August 11, 2008, 10:26 PM
I'll be retiring from the PD in the next few years and was checking out other states that I might move to. As part of doing that I have looked into some of the gun laws (don't want to end up in another police state).

I'm surprised at many of the asinine (and unConstitutional) laws that many states have.

In some states you can have a gun but it can't be concealed.
Or it MUST be concealed.

You can carry it in your car but it must be in plain sight.
Or it must be concealed.
In the glove box is okay, but can't be in the console or under the seat.

You can carry in a belt holster but not an ankle holster.

You can carry concealed but it must be exposed in a restaurant.

You can't carry in---
parks,
sporting events,
schools,
government buildings,
highway rest areas (I ride a motorcycle. What do I do, chain it to the bike while I'm in the bathroom?),
banks,
buses,
hospitals,
day care centers,
town meetings,
parades,
etc.

You have to tell cops about it.
What happens when you're with someone who doesn't (and shouldn't) know that you're armed?


As corrupt, malfeasant, and unConstitutional as my state is, we have very simple rules. Carry permits are issued almost exclusively on political grounds but if you do get one you can carry almost anywhere in the state.

The only exception is school property. That is the only restriction. Admittedly, there is no valid reason for such a restriction but at least we only have the one where some states have dozens.

We don't care how you carry it (open or concealed), where it is in your car, what kind of holster you have, etc. You either CAN have a gun or you CAN'T.

Many states have so many "off limits" locations that anyone who doesn't have a car (to keep his gun in while visiting off limits locations) can't even use his permit.

I remember reading a post written by a man with a new carry permit. In documenting a few hours running errands around town he had to take his gun off and leave it in the car a dozen times. This is asinine. What happens with those who walked into town or took public transportation? They have no choice but to either break the (admittedly unConstitutional) law or leave the gun home.

We need a lot less stupid rules written by incompetent and malfeasant politicians and a lot more freedom! As a cop I have NO restrictions on where I can go. Nobody else should have any either!


Sorry this was so long!

Vaarok
August 11, 2008, 10:28 PM
NY has the sullivan law. No handguns without a license, each handgun has to be registered and ballistically fingerprinted.

It's illegal to own a blackpowder pistol if you have ammo for it. But legal if you don't.

While we have a 1994-style AWB in state law, the law does not mention shotgun magazines. So I can have a stock Saiga-12 with no choke tube, and put ten-round stick mags in it so long as I stay within 922R.

Also, smoothbore shotgun pistols are legal, so you can get into some crazy Lupara stuff.

NAK
August 11, 2008, 10:50 PM
Texas:

Legal to carry in a restaurant that sells alcohol, as long as alcohol sales do not exceed 50% of the establishment's total sales. Establishments where alcohol is 51% or more of sales have to post a small sign, but that sign may be almost anywhere that is considered a "Public" area. Not seeing the sign is not a defense.

After probably two dozen work-week lunches at a popular burger joint, with a large outdoor seating area, I was shocked to find a "51%" sign posted in the hallway leading to the restroom...I had been a criminal and did not even know it.

I asked a few people and discovered that after the working stiffs left town, the place turned into a college hangout for beer drinking and kicker dancing.

CNYCacher
August 11, 2008, 11:22 PM
In NYS you can CCW in a school if you have written permission from the school administrator.

Marcus84
August 11, 2008, 11:46 PM
No open or concealed carry, machine guns, or suppressors. AWB in the county.

TexasRifleman
August 11, 2008, 11:49 PM
In NYS you can CCW in a school if you have written permission from the school administrator.

You can do that in Texas too.

JesseL
August 12, 2008, 12:10 AM
In Az, it is illegal to conceal carry a weapon LARGER than 6' long.

I am 100% certain that that is completely untrue. There would be a lot of guys in trouble for carrying full size 1911s if it were.

Mot45acp
August 12, 2008, 12:11 AM
In Texas, if you take your CHL class with an automatic, you can carry an auto or revolver.

If you take it with a wheelie, you can only carry a wheelie.

HUH?


Quote:
Originally Posted by A/C Guy
In Az, it is illegal to conceal carry a weapon LARGER than 6' long.
I am 100% certain that that is completely untrue. There would be a lot of guys in trouble for carrying full size 1911s if it were.

He said 6' not 6" That would be a 66" difference

sailortoo
August 12, 2008, 01:30 AM
Not a biggy, but still a nuisance. In New Mexico, with a CCW you are allowed only one handgun to be carried at one time, no Bug allowed! Yet, your car is the same as your home, so you are not restricted in the gun count (or type) that you may have with you in your car. A hard statute to attack, because it is illogical to begin with. :confused:
sailortoo

Hook686
August 12, 2008, 01:46 AM
an Diego, California has a law that you cannot shoot rabbits from the back of a street car.

another ?

It is a misdemeanor to shoot at any kind of game from a moving vehicle, unless the target is a whale.

http://sacramentorealestatevoice.com/2007/02/01/crazy-laws-in-california/

Kind of Blued
August 12, 2008, 01:58 AM
Quote:
Originally Posted by A/C Guy
In Az, it is illegal to conceal carry a weapon LARGER than 6' long.
I am 100% certain that that is completely untrue. There would be a lot of guys in trouble for carrying full size 1911s if it were.

He said 6' not 6" That would be a 66" difference

Spinal Tap anyone?

I visited my friends back home in Kansas last week and "figured it all out" prior.

As I knew that we'd be going out to have a drink or two, I looked into that. I intended on going to two places specifically: Old Chicago (bar) and my buddies coffee shop.

Basically, because the bar makes more than 50% of their income in food sales, it is a "restaurant", and I can carry my guns there WHILE drinking.

The coffee shop, however, which doesn't even serve alcohol, is off limits, as they make less than 50% of their income from food sales.

The statute is meant to address whether a place is a "club" or a "restaurant" but the only discussion in the statute is about food and nothing about drinks, nonetheless whether you're drinking chocolate milk or bourbon.

:rolleyes:

MTMilitiaman
August 12, 2008, 02:02 AM
Yeah, I love MT.

In addition to what the Gunny has pointed out, firearms are only considered concealed in MT if they are covered by clothing. Backpacks and purses aren't considered clothing, so you can carry a gun in a backpack or purse 24/7 without a permit. The definition for concealed doesn't change in a vehicle either, so you can put a firearm in the glove box or under the seat and it isn't considered concealed unless you flop a jacket over it.

We even have a law prohibiting county and local governments from restricting the open carry and transport of firearms.

Firearms are so integral to Montanan culture, that the state forbids smaller government bodies from restricting them. Gotta love that.

Killermonkey21
August 12, 2008, 02:37 AM
In Washington state, if you are prosecuted in a defensive shooting and found not-guilty, I think its the STATE that has to pay your court costs and fees.

Hell yeah!

ctdonath
August 12, 2008, 06:06 AM
NY:
- a rifle is not a firearm
- a shotgun is not a firearm
- >18" pistol-grip-only shotguns (if originally made that way) are completely unregulated.
- >18" "rifled shotguns" (if originally made that way) are completely unregulated.

NukemJim
August 12, 2008, 06:15 AM
No open or concealed carry, machine guns, or suppressors. AWB in the county.

Ahh you must live in Illinois :cool:

Don't forget since Chicago law forbids the possesion of Ammo or any ammuniton commponent in any calibre that you do not have a Chicago permit* for, you can be arrested for having a piece of .22 rimfire brass in your pocket.:confused::barf::cuss::banghead::fire:

A lawyer friend of mine pointed that one out.

NukemJim
*they stopped issuing permits for pistols and many long guns to regular people back in the mid-80s.

Neo-Luddite
August 12, 2008, 08:16 AM
Illinois gun laws are legendary in the scope of their foolishness. Oddly however, the most onerous prohibitions are;

1) NO CCW PERMITS
2) NO NFA (except, iirc, AOW's).

The conservation/hunting laws are somewhat bizarre as well--but few things are ACTUALLY prohibited here.

The 'bizarre' gun laws are the ones that get added every term to give some folks that 'warm fuzzy' feeling--they usually duplicate prohibitions that ALREADY exist in some other form and (as a result) only serve to take up more space in the Illinois Collected Statutes.

The ISRA has created and maintains a WONDERFUL spreadsheet of the insanity that is currently being proposed in Springfield:

http://isra.org/legislation/

Old Grump
August 13, 2008, 01:49 PM
In the quiet town of Connorsville, Wisconsin, it's illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner has an orgasm. You can't make this kind of stuff up.

kludge
August 13, 2008, 01:56 PM
Indiana:

A child (<18 y.o.) can travel with an unloaded handgun to and from a shooting range, hunter safety or firearm safety course, or hunt without a handgun license.

An Adult (>18 y.o.) can not.

For Freedom
August 13, 2008, 02:40 PM
In ND, you can't have a round chambered in a vehicle without a carry permit.

alistaire
August 13, 2008, 04:26 PM
In ND, you can't have a round chambered in a vehicle without a carry permit.

What type of car has a chamber, and what type of cartridge fits it?

Werewolf
August 13, 2008, 05:11 PM
Wow! :what: And I thought Oklahoma's CCW law restricting the caliber of gun carried to a max of .45 was wierd.

We can't hold a candle to the wierd stuff you guys in other states have to put up with. :D

Area 52
August 23, 2008, 11:15 PM
In CA you can have a pistol grip, flash suppresor, and foreward hand grip as long as the rifle does not have a magazine that can be detached without tools. So if the gun requires you to poke a concealed button with a cartridge to detach the mag, then that is a "non detachable magazine". So you would be able to have "assault weapon features". You can open carry if you are in a county with less than 200,000 people.

Clerihew
August 24, 2008, 11:24 AM
In Michigan any gun under 30 inches long is considered a pistol and subject to the same rules as pistols. Also required to take them in for the safety check (registration). Well I guess we shouldn't mention the safety check anymore since its going away soon and we will only have registration left. Also any weapon thats registered as a pistol...you can CCW it according to the police at the station when I registered my PS-90.

Clerihew

abrink
August 24, 2008, 11:30 AM
t did not pass but it was proposed in Minnesota that handguns have a minimum 10 pound trigger pull - for the children don't you know.

Well that's pretty dumb because if the child can't just pull the trigger, odds are he won't give up. Then he'll put it on a table and use 2 thumbs and lean over the gun putting some of his body weight on the trigger. Eventually the firearm will discharge and the child will be injured or killed.

anythingshiny
August 24, 2008, 11:35 AM
NC CCW makes it illegal to conceal anywhere you 'pay an admission fee'..how that got wiggled into the 'normal' list of schools and govt offices im not sure...but movie theatres are supposed to be off limits???

blackcash88
August 24, 2008, 11:47 AM
Connecticut:

Select fire weapons and certained named semi-autos not registered prior to Sep. 1994 are considered illegal scary assault weapons. Possession = felony offense.

But full-auto weapons not capable of select fire (full-auto only) transferred in compliance with NFA procedures are just ducky.

So state.gov doesn't mind that I have a belt-fed M60. But a select fire M16 would make me an evil assault weapons owner. :rolleyes:

Don't forget that in CT we MUST have our CARRY permit to even go to the range. Heck we even need it to be legal if we want to walk across the street to show a neighbor a hand gun because the laws say you must have the state pistol permit to transport a handgun in ANY condition by ANY means of transport. "ANY condition", to me, means it could be detail stripped down to the last spring and locked in five separate containers and it wouldn't matter if you get caught without your permit. I have an ex-coworker sitting in jail right now because he went to the range without a permit and was popped by an undercover statie doing permit spot checks. He's facing 6 felony charges because he had three handguns. Illegal possession (outside the home) and illegal transportation of a handgun for EACH one. :eek: But, that's what you get with a hard headed good ol' southern boy who thought it was "stupid" to need a carry permit just to go the range. Well, Bubba...sometimes ya gotta play by the rules even if they don't make sense. Too much at stake to loose if ya don't!

The ONLY provision for transporting a hand gun in state without a CT permit is if you are going to/from "formal training". And, no, target practice at the range, according to the XO of the SFLU, is NOT "formal training". You must be able to prove the "formal training" thing by either being on a sign-up roster when going or have a certificate or something "formal" in writing documenting the class that is dated.

zoom6zoom
August 24, 2008, 11:57 AM
In the quiet town of Connorsville, Wisconsin, it's illegal for a man to shoot off a gun when his female partner has an orgasm. You can't make this kind of stuff up.

Even if he's "shooting blanks"?
And how about if she's faking it? Would that be "getting off " (sorry!) on a technicality?
I'd love to see the back story on this one... there's gotta be a reason someone introduced this in the first place.

blackcash88
August 24, 2008, 12:03 PM
Arizona is, for the most part, gun-friendly. There are still some bizarre laws regarding other weapons, though.

Sucks that you can't carry into ANY establishment that serves alcohol on-site for consumption. So, that pretty much rules out all "adult" restaurants, including the crappy chain stuff like Friday's, Chili's, Ruby Tuesday's, etc. And AZ is NOT like FL where you can dine in the restaurant but have to stay out of the bar area. In AZ, you can't even legally walk through the front door when carrying.

blackcash88
August 24, 2008, 12:06 PM
In Az, it is illegal to conceal carry a weapon LARGER than 6' long.

I am 100% certain that that is completely untrue. There would be a lot of guys in trouble for carrying full size 1911s if it were.

Uh, dude, you do realize that 6' translates to six FEET, right?

6" = six INCHES. :rolleyes:

iiibdsiil
August 24, 2008, 12:54 PM
In Florida, you can be as drunk as you want and carry concealed, but you aren't allowed to handle a firearm drunk.

Interesting that they trust us that much, you know, with the streets being red with blood and all.

blackcash88
August 24, 2008, 01:22 PM
You cannot carry a BUG in New Mexico. Only one firearm can be carried at a time.

DF357
August 24, 2008, 03:02 PM
MA:

not buying or POSSESSING ammo or COMPONETS without a permit.

Pick up a spent casing without a permit and you're a felon.

Old Grump
August 24, 2008, 04:12 PM
Connorsville is an unincorporated community in Dunn County, Wisconsin, located along the South Fork of the Hay River within the town of New Haven.

It is known for having as many bars as churches, and for having more cows than people.

According to urban legend, it is illegal for a man to shoot a gun in Connorsville while his female partner is having an orgasm.[1] This claim is dubious, however, since the area is not even incorporated.

I can't find a back story on the law and I can't find a history on the town but you have to love a place that has a "Golden Frog Saloon". Just speculation since it was in the middle of timber country it may have originated during the 1800's when the midwest was being built by Wisconsin White Pine and frontier towns were a little frisky.

When I was a little sprout growing up in Rhinelander Wisconsin some of the streets were gravel or brick and some of the taverns frequented by my family had the old tin ceilings with a couple or more holes in them dating back to before prohibition. I don't drink anymore but I still have fond memories of the old pot belly stove with the ising glass windows, the spittoons and the new fangled Wurlitzer juke box. The lumber cars coming into town to the paper mill were pulled by steam engines and most stores still had a hitching rack out front for all the old timers who came to town Friday night in their buckboards.

Almost had a riot in Rhinelander in 1849 when the blue nosed Yankee's passed the Graham law making liquor sellers post a $2,000 surety bond, made them fiscally responsible for damages caused by their drunken clients and forbid the selling of beer on Sunday, (an 1859 restriction). Then in 1914 Kaiser Bill was hung in effigy and since half of Rhinelander was German that didn't set to well. Looking back its hard to understand why there weren't more holes in the ceiling.

Conqueror
August 24, 2008, 08:42 PM
In NC, machine guns are regulated under our Weapons of Mass Destruction law, and other NFA are restricted to a bizarre list of other individuals like "merchants" and "scientists" (fortunately, "collector of firearms" is also on the list. :) )

We cannot CCW into a bank, but we can OC into a bank.

In Chapel Hill, NC it is illegal to open carry a gun SMALLER than roughly 8" long. So it's fine to walk around with a .500Mag in a chest holster, but not a small Glock on your hip.

d906670
August 24, 2008, 09:58 PM
In Ohio you have a machine gun if it is capable of firing more than 31 times with out reloading.:what: But it is not illegal to own magazines capable of holding more than 32 rounds.:confused:

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