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Gophfer
December 23, 2002, 09:02 AM
For me it has to be Packing.org (http://www.packing.org) . So much more than concealed carry.

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sm
December 23, 2002, 02:50 PM
Agree

I have clicked on States I'd be traveling through--just to make sure of any updates. I have my home state, and FL bookmarked--to keep abreast of changes. ( I have the non-res FL in conjunction with home CHL)

Gophfer
December 23, 2002, 02:52 PM
I sure wish Florida could come to an agreement with VA, NC, & SC.:(

sm
December 23, 2002, 03:18 PM
I understand Firemedic.

Heck, my state has trouble agreeing within it's own borders--with anything.

Seminole
December 23, 2002, 10:28 PM
The fault is not Florida's. As I understand it, Florida has the most liberal reciprocity policy in the country--it will reciprocate with any state that will agree to. The problem is that states like North and South Carolina are much pickier. When I was a resident of Florida I couldn't legally carry in SC, where I frequently visit. Now that I'm in Tennessee and have a Tennessee CCL I can carry in SC even though my Tennessee CCL was granted strictly on the basis of Tennessee's reciprocity with Florida. Go figure. . . !

Gophfer
December 23, 2002, 11:44 PM
From what I understand the Florida CCW is for any concealed weapon and Virginia is limited to guns. For that reason VA won't issue because Va doesn't like the additional numchucks, knives etc. that Florida allows.

labgrade
December 24, 2002, 05:21 AM
I've already suggested a float in Political that states a default packing.org at the top = best I've seen & still lacking due to an(y)inherent lag in any website. Wouldn't hurt to have that disclaimer.

Could save a ton of traffic/allow a more informed discussion of applicable legalese. Anythig more current/on the horizon could easily enough be taken care of in general political state-discussion ... things change.

Too, something I've tried with limited success, is to keep such sites as packing.org, up to date with what's current with our various states' conditions.

Only the right thing to do - our states' regs change, things vary according to politics/legislature acts.

gun-fucious
December 24, 2002, 04:41 PM
a harvest run at treasury.gov yielded my resident folder of Statelaw.pdfs

http://www.atf.treas.gov/firearms/statelaws/index.htm

you also need Bardwell in yer bookmarks:
http://www-2.cs.cmu.edu/afs/cs/user/wbardwel/public/nfalist/index.html

Peetmoss
December 24, 2002, 10:09 PM
Some Great links there Gun-Fucious thanks much.

NewShooter78
December 24, 2002, 10:46 PM
I also look through the NRA legal site from time to time as well. But I mainly look at packing.org.

Blackhawk
December 25, 2002, 02:09 AM
packing.org's my first stop as well.

Jim March
December 25, 2002, 02:44 AM
Ya, packing.org is some VERY good stuff, for everything except maybe Class3/NFA issues.

My site is very specialized - on California CCW issues, the shall-issue reform fight plus what's wrong with the existing system, there's nothing else like what I've got :).

Houndawg
December 25, 2002, 02:55 AM
THe ATF Green Book, plus the ATF State Firearms Regulations book covers most of it.

JeFF D
December 25, 2002, 02:16 PM
http://www.nraila.org/GunLaws.asp?FormMode=state

Merry Christmas!

Viking6
January 2, 2003, 01:44 PM
Packing is great for ease of finding information but is DOES have a legal discalimer IIRC.

gun-fucious
January 2, 2003, 02:26 PM
this is also very good:
http://www.atf.treas.gov/pub/fire-explo_pub/qa.pdf

A. GENERAL QUESTIONS PAGE
1. Businesses subject to regulation
2. Licensing eligibility
3. License or permit to carry
4. Antiques
5. Ammunition covered by the GCA
6. Sale of firearms parts
7. Making of firearms
8. Sales of black powder

B. UNLICENSED PERSONS
1. Transfers of firearms
2. Acquisition of firearms
3. Out-of-State purchases of firearms
4. Out-of-State purchases of ammunition
5. Certain persons prohibited
6. Law enforcement officers subject to restraining orders
7. Transportation of firearms
8. Mailing firearms
9. Shipment of firearms by carriers
10. Interstate shipment of firearms for sporting purposes
11. Interstate change of address
12. Residency--general
13. Property ownership and/or residency
14. Purchases by foreign visitors and other aliens
15. Underage persons obtaining firearms
16. Transfer of a curio or relic

C. LICENSING
1. Application procedure
2. Locations covered by license
3. Dual licensing
4. Operations after expiration
5. Surrender of records
6. What records are to be surrendered
7. Successor owner--need for license
8. No State right/privilege conferred
9. Dealing at gun shows only
10. Change in location

D. FORM 4473--FIREARMS TRANSACTION RECORD
1. Form 4473 availability
2. Private sales
3. Dealer transferring to himself
4. Execution of Form 4473--seller
5. Means of identification
6. Form 4473--when executed

E. RECORDS REQUIRED--LICENSEES
1. Bound book
2. Multiple bound books
3. Bound book--availability
4. Approved variations
5. Time for entries into bound book
6. Ammunition
7. Rental firearms
8. Sale of personal firearms
9. Computer records

F. CONDUCT OF BUSINESS--LICENSEES
1. Compliance with State and local laws
2. Sales to out-of-State nonlicensees
3. Out-of-State sales to law enforcement officers
4. Employees under age 21
5. Handguns--reporting multiple sales
6. Firearm purchasers--age requirements
7. Ammunition purchasers--age requirements
8. Verification--licensees' status
9. Verification--multi-licensed entity
10. Deliveries after license expiration
11. License to sell ammunition
12. Sales at gun shows
13. Sales at out-of-State gun shows
14. Mailing firearms
15. Consignment sales
16. Reporting stolen firearms
17. Stolen firearms--records
18. Distribution of multiple sale forms
19. Responses to trace requests
20. Written notification on juvenile handgun possession
21. Posting signs on juvenile handgun possession

G. COLLECTORS
1. Collector's license
2. Collector's limitation
3. Collector cannot engage in business
4. Collector's need for dealer's license
5. Form 4473
6. Brady law
7. Notification and posting signs concerning juveniles
8. Disposition of records

H. MANUFACTURERS
1. License for each type of business
2. Firearms not covered by ammunition license
3. Ammunition covered by firearms license
4. Reloaders of ammunition
5. Excise taxes

I. GUNSMITHS
1. Activity requires license--when
2. Records
3. Form 4473
4. Immediate repairs
5. NFA weapon repair
6. Notification and posting signs concerning juveniles
7. Brady law

J. PAWNBROKERS
1. Disposition records
2. Transactions
3. Prohibited categories of persons
4. Notification and posting signs concerning juveniles
5. Brady law

K. AUCTIONEERS
1. License requirements
2. Location of sales

L. IMPORTING AND EXPORTING
1. Importation by licensees other than importers
2. Exportation

M. FIREARMS--NATIONAL FIREARMS ACT (NFA)
1. Firearms requiring registration
2. Lawful acquisitions
3. Tax on making
4. Paying tax on making
5. Unserviceable NFA firearms
6. NFA firearms acquired by police
7. Unregistered NFA firearms
8. Penalties for unlawful possession
9. Disposal of unregistered firearm
10. Exemptions from making/transfer tax
11. Qualified to import/manufacture/deal
12. Payment--special (occupational) tax
13. Special tax required for each activity--exception
14. Licensed collector--NFA firearms
15. Required transfer procedures
16. Authorization to make
17. Conversion part(s) subject to registration
18. Out-of-State transfer
19. Acceptable “law enforcement certifications”
20. Absence of duty to sign “law enforcement certification”
21. Refusal to sign "law enforcement certification"
22. Approval to transfer interstate--when required
23. Disapproved application to transfer interstate--options
24. Application to transfer prior to receipt not allowed
25. Pistol and attachable shoulder stock
26. Evidence of registration required
27. Status--empty grenades, shells, etc.
28. Status--muzzle-loading cannons
29. Status--grenade and rocket launcher attachments
30. Definition of "conversion kit"

N. MACHINE GUNS--NFA
1. Manufacture by unlicensed person
2. Transfers by registered owners

O. SEMIAUTOMATIC ASSAULT WEAPONS AND LARGE
CAPACITY AMMUNITION FEEDING DEVICES
1. Restrictions on semiautomatic assault weapons
2. Definition of semiautomatic assault weapon
3. Restrictions on large capacity ammunition feeding devices
4. Definition of large capacity ammunition feeding devices
5. Exceptions to prohibitions
6. Semiautomatic firearms also regulated under the NFA
7. Replacement parts
8. Sales to law enforcement officers
9. Retention by officers upon retirement
10. Assembly of semiautomatic assault weapon from previously
owned parts
11. Documentation for sales to law enforcement officers
12. Stocking of semiautomatic assault weapons
13. Stocking of large capacity ammunition feeding devices
14. Markings on semiautomatic assault weapons
15. Markings on large capacity ammunition feeding devices
16. Magazines for Appendix A weapons not subject to restrictions
17. Evidence that weapon not subject to restrictions
18. Semiautomatic assault weapons classified as curios or relics
19. Modifying weapons for sale to the public

P. BRADY LAW
1. Waiting periods
2. Persons who must comply
3. Effective date of permanent Brady law
4. Operation of NICS
5. Agencies that perform NICS checks
6. States as points of contact for NICS checks
7. Licensees advised of points of contact
8. Charge for NICS checks
9. Enrolling with FBI for access to NICS
10. Firearms subject to NICS checks
11. Antique firearms
12. Transfers between licensees
13. Transfers of curios or relics by licensed collectors
14. Transfers by licensed dealers to licensed collectors
15. Licensees’ sales of personal firearms
16. Loan or rental of firearms
17. Sales at gun shows
18. Redemption of pawned firearms
19. Pawnbroker’s disposition of pawned firearm when transfer
“denied”
20. Repeated pawn of same firearm
21. Pawnbroker’s NICS checks prior to accepting firearms in pawn
22. Pawnbroker’s completion of Form 4473 on optional NICS check
23. Action of pawnbroker when NICS check results in “denial”
24. Action of pawnbroker when NICS check results in “approval”
25. Return of repaired firearm; transfer of replacement firearm
26. Return of consignment firearm
27. Sales to law enforcement officers for official use
28. Sales to law enforcement officers for personal use
29. Exceptions to requirement to initiate NICS check
30. Required steps on transfer
31. Identification of purchaser
32. Non-over-the-counter sales subject to NICS
33. Non-over-the-counter sales not subject to NICS
34. Brady form
35. Form 4473
36. Social security numbers on Form 4473
37. NICS responses--“proceed”, “denied”, “delayed”
38. “Business day” for purposes of Brady law
39. Transfer of firearm after “delayed” NICS response
40. Action of licensee after “denied” NICS response
41. Advice by licensee to proposed transferee denied by NICS
42. How transferee may learn of reasons for “denied” NICS
response
43. Recording NICS responses on Form 4473
44. Action by licensee when no transaction number is provided
45. Maintaining copy of Form 4473 when proposed transfer not made
46. When to contact NICS
47. Period of time a NICS check is valid
48. When the period of validity of NICS check begins to run
49. Orders for custom-made firearms
50. Multiple firearms transactions
51. When transfer may be made if NICS response is “proceed” or
“delayed”
52. State instant or point of sale checks as alternatives to NICS
53. NICS checks after successful appeal of NICS “denial”
54. Permit to carry concealed firearm as exception to NICS check
55. How licensees know whether a permit is an alternative to NICS
check
56. Permits not covering type of firearm being purchased
57. Use of concealed weapons permits outside States where issued
58. Change in status of certain concealed weapons permits
59. Concealed weapons permits issued more than five years ago
60. Concealed weapons permits that have expired under State law
61. Compliance with State instant check systems
62. Compliance with State waiting periods after NICS “proceed”
response
63. Compliance with State law where State is the NICS point of
contact
64. Transfer of firearm to licensee’s own personal collection
65. Sale of firearm registered under the NFA
66. Sale to organization for raffling at event

Q. MISDEMEANOR CRIMES OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
1. Definition of misdemeanor crime of domestic violence
2. Effective date of disability
3. Constitutionality of disability
4. Example of conviction after effective date
5. Example of conviction before effective date
6. Applicable law to determine “conviction”
7. What State and local offenses covered
8. Convictions of local criminal ordinances
9. Offenses punishable only by fine
10. Meaning of “similarly situated to a spouse”
11. Meaning of statutory language “as an element”
12. Effect of deferred adjudication
13. Action by convicted licensees
14. Action by convicted individuals
15. Effect on law enforcement officers

GuyWithQuestions
May 18, 2007, 05:13 AM
I think that packing.org is a good website, but at the same time it has limitations. I think that hangunlaws.us is a better website. Packing.org has maps for what states honor which permits. From what I've seen, and compared to actual .gov websites, their maps don't seem to be as updated as they could be, while handgunlaws.us usually is. Also, handgunlaws.us points out that various states will only honor permits from certain states if the permit holder is a resident of that state. The maps on packing.org don't point that out. Handgunlaws.us will state when anything was last updated, which I like. Packing.org is good in the way it has good links to any website that can help you out and has many discussions and current events.

gdvan01
May 18, 2007, 05:33 AM
I think that packing.org is a good website, but at the same time it has limitations. I think that hangunlaws.us is a better website. Packing.org has maps for what states honor which permits. From what I've seen, and compared to actual .gov websites, their maps don't seem to be as updated as they could be, while handgunlaws.com usually is. Also, handgunlaws.us points out that various states will only honor permits from certain states if the permit holder is a resident of that state. The maps on packing.org don't point that out. Handgunlaws.org will state when anything was last updated, which I like. Packing.org is good in the way it has good links to any website that can help you out and has many discussions and current events. Are you talking about 3 different sites or are the fingers not quite awake?

GuyWithQuestions
May 18, 2007, 05:38 AM
gdvan01,

sorry, I fixed that. I'm so tired right now.

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