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Do you have some Interesting State Gun Laws

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by MT GUNNY, Aug 10, 2008.

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  1. MT GUNNY

    MT GUNNY Member

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    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
     
  2. Drgong

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    :what::)


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

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    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"
     
  4. Chuhhuniban

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    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.
     
  5. MT GUNNY

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    Thats true! how about some other states?
     
  6. Novus Collectus

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    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.
     
  7. 762 shooter

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    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.
     
  8. neviander

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    Since I found out, I thought it was strange that Texas is NOT an open carry state.
     
  9. The Unknown User

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    MA:

    - No adjustable stocks
    - No suppressors
    - No flash suppressors
    - No trigger pull can be less than 5#
     
  10. A/C Guy

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    In Az, it is illegal to conceal carry a weapon LARGER than 6' long.
     
  11. Axctal

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    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:
     
  12. jhansman

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    Heck, my state is the home of 'interesting gun laws.' In fact, I think CA invented the concept.
     
  13. scrat

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    yep i hear you. every law that comes to mind in CA that was made by a anti gun liberal is interesting
     
  14. Mousegun

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    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:
     
  15. General Geoff

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

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    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:
     
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    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:
     
  18. fairfax1

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    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
     
  19. retgarr

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    Oooh, I like that virginia general assembly law. Shows that politicians aren't special.
     
  20. Novus Collectus

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    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.
     
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    Novus Collectus,

    read your own posting again...



    on the way to, or returning from that activity if each handgun is unloaded
     
  22. tinygnat219

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    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.
     
  23. Novus Collectus

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    Trust 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;
     
  24. 30 cal slob

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    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:
     
  25. Happiness Is A Warm Gun

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    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.
     
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