Knowing your rights and responsibilities as a gun owner or firearms enthusiast is important. Our private blog is here to help you understand how to do that. We cover topics such as gun safety, best practices, types of guns and ammunition, companies that produce these items, news from around the world about people who use guns for hunting, sport shooting, shooting sports and self-defense and more. Insight for Guns and Firearms magazine is your source for the most current information from the industry’s leading gun writers. Each issue presents in-depth real-world reviews, innovative new products and valuable tips to keep you safe. Additionally, every issue includes well-informed opinion pieces about current firearms legislation, both nationally and across the globe. Regardless of the purpose, there are some legal issues that gun owners need to know in order to keep themselves out of trouble with the law.
What are the laws when it comes to owning and carrying a handgun?
From owning a firearm to carrying concealed, the laws are not all the same. Owning a gun in the United States has presented many legal questions over the years. First and foremost, it’s important to discuss your personal interests, needs and knowledge about guns with a licensed gun dealer to determine whether or not a handgun is the right firearm for you. A licensed firearms dealer can help familiarize customers with handguns and educate them on basic firearms laws and regulations.
What is the difference between a handgun and a rifle or shotgun?
Handguns, rifles and shotguns can be used for various purposes. Handguns are small enough to be hidden easily while rifles and shotguns are long and more powerful. A handgun is used in close range with multiple shots (from six to twelve). They are practical for home defense, everyday carry and concealed carry. Rifles are also considered practical for home defense due to their accuracy from a distance. Shotguns are similar to rifles; they have greater range than most handguns though. Rifles and shotguns, on the other hand, are large firearms typically heard at shooting ranges. Often called long guns, these rifles and shotguns differ from handguns in caliber size and range capabilities.
A concealed weapons permit?
A permit is a legal document issued by a government agency that allows an individual or group of people to conduct a legally proscribed activity within its jurisdiction. The terms and conditions for the permit’s issuance vary with each different state and are dependent upon a variety of factors such as whether the particular person has no prior criminal record, job position/responsibilities, and/or outstanding actions taken in the past. Having a concealed weapons permit means that you can carry your weapon to most public places. This will save you the trouble of having to bring your weapon out in the open and also prevents potential attacks against you.