Avoiding An Illegal Firearm Offense

Avoiding An Illegal Firearm Offense

Firearms are weapons used most commonly for the protection of homes and recreational hunting purposes. But they can also be used to commit crimes, including tragic homicides. Because of this there are a number of laws in place to restrict who may buy, own, shoot, and sell a gun. These laws have a number of common provisions that all firearm sale laws possess.

One of the first things that you need to consider when you are trying to buy and carry a gun is where you are allowed to carry the gun concealed. Some different states have many different laws that pertain to the concealed carrying of your handgun or shotgun depending on what kind you have. You should be aware that there are many different kinds of guns out there that are available for purchase.

The next thing that you should be aware of is that you are not required to have a permit when you purchase any type of gun. There are many different kinds of guns that you can purchase, so its quite helpful that you don’t need to have a permit in order to purchase any of them. For handguns, there is no permit available for carrying because you are not allowed to carry any handgun. You should be aware that in order to take your gun anywhere, you need to make it visible so that it is not technically considered concealed. Consult an expert regarding this matter.

Laws on Firearm Sales

There are many restrictions on who can possess a gun. Convicted felons, drug addicts, and individuals on probation are just some of the many individuals who are unable to possess a firearm. But there are also a number of laws concerning the sales of firearms. These commonly include:

  • It is a crime to sell, barter, or give a gun or other dangerous weapon to an individual under the age of 18 without the permission of the minor’s parent(s).
  • It is illegal for a gun seller or manufacturer to sell a gun without utilizing the proper registration and confirmation procedures.
  • It is illegal to sell a gun without approval of the local government agency overseeing gun sales and firearm law enforcement.
  • In many cities and states there is a mandatory waiting period of a few days for any individual attempting to purchase a handgun. This waiting period is for the protection of the individual and the seller.

While these laws are common across Canada it is important to check with your local governance in order to avoid being involved in any accusations of illegal activity.