February 28, 2012
Self-defense is a fundamental right. The U.S. constitution, the constitutions of 44 states, common law, and the laws of all states recognize the right to use arms in self-defense. RTC laws respect the right to self-defense by allowing individuals to carry firearms for protection.
December 20, 2012
CAUTION: Federal and state firearms laws are subject to frequent change. This summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law. To determine the applicability...
July 9, 2010
With extensive gun control laws on the books in America, there are two challenges facing every gun owner. First, you owe it to yourself to become familiar with the federal laws on gun ownership. Only by knowing the laws can you avoid innocently breaking one.
Second, while federal legislation receives the most media attention, state legislatures and city councils make many more decisions regarding your right to own and carry firearms. NRA members and all gun owners must take extra care to be aware of anti-gun laws and ordinances at the state and local levels.
January 8, 2009
U.S. DOT Clarifies Big-Bore
Over the past few years, big game hunters and shooters who use
large caliber firearms have had problems traveling by air, due to
July 25, 2008
The Firearms Laws of Puerto Rico, As of 2008.
September 5, 2006
here to see a letter from the U.S. Justice Department to
Congressman Don Young clarifying federal firearms transport
regulations and information about certain states that do...
May 24, 2005
Clinton Gun Ban Update
On Monday, September 13, 2004 the Clinton gun ban expired. Below
are links to information from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,
Firearms and Explosives (BATFE)...
March 24, 2004
A summary of federal
restrictions on the purchase,
sale, possession, and
of firearms and ammunition.
August 13, 2003
To answer questions new airline security procedures have raised for NRA members transporting firearms in their checked baggage, NRA-ILA staff contacted the Office of Security Regulation and Policy at the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).
April 10, 2001
Do other countries all have more restrictive gun laws and lower
violent crime rates than the U.S.? How do U.S. and other countries`
crime trends compare? What societal factors affect crime rates?
July 25, 2000
PLEASE NOTE: In addition to territorial laws, the purchase, sale
and (in certain circumstances) the possession and interstate
transportation of firearms is regulated by the Gun Control...
December 15, 1999
FEDERAL FIREARMS LAWS
Table of Contents
Summary of Gun Control Act of 1968
Gun Control Act of 1968
TITLE I-State Firearm Control Assistance
Sec. 921. Definitions