FEDERAL FIREARMS LAWS
CAUTION: Federal firearms laws are subject to frequent change.The following summary is not to be considered as legal advice or a restatement of law.To determine the applicability of the these laws to specific situations which you may encounter, you are strongly urged to consult a local attorney knowledgeable in firearms laws.
In addition to federal laws, the purchase, sale and (in certain circumstances) the possession and transportation of firearms are regulated by state laws. Also, cities and localities may have their own firearms ordinances in addition to state and federal laws. Details may be obtained by contacting the local law enforcement authority, a local attorney, by consulting the Firearms State Laws and Published Ordinances, BATFE Publication ATF P 5300.5 available from the ATF Distribution Center, P.O. Box 5950, Springfield, VA 22150-5950, (703) 455-7801, or on the internet at http://www.atf.gov/firearms/statelaws/24thedition/index.htm, or by reviewing the NRA/ILA state firearm laws synopsis available for each state, on the internet at /Gun-Laws.aspx