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Wednesday, December 15, 1999

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Summary of Gun Control Act of 1968

Gun Control Act of 1968

TITLE I-State Firearm Control Assistance

Sec. 921. Definitions

Sec. 922. Unlawful acts

Sec. 923. Licensing

Sec. 924. Penalties

Sec. 925. Exceptions: Relief from disabilities

Sec.925A. Remedy for erroneous denial of firearm

Sec. 926. Rules and regulations

Sec. 926A. Interstate transportation of firearms

Sec. 927. Effect on State law

Sec. 928. Separability

Sec. 929. Use of restricted ammunition

Sec. 930. Possession of firearms and dangerous weapons in Federal facilities

TITLE II : Machine Guns

Sec. 5801. Imposition of tax

Sec. 5802. Registration of importers, manufacturers, and dealers

Sec. 5811. Transfer tax

Sec. 5812. Transfers

Sec. 5821. Making tax

Sec. 5822. Making

Sec. 5841. Registration of firearms

Sec. 5842. Identification of firearms

Sec. 5843. Records and returns

Sec. 5844. Importation

Sec. 5845. Definitions

Sec. 5846. Other laws applicable

Sec. 5847. Effect on other laws

Sec. 5848. Restrictive use of information

Sec. 5849. Citation of chapter

Sec. 5851. Special (occupational) tax exemption

Sec. 5852. General transfer and making tax exemption

Sec. 5853. Transfer and making tax exemption available
to certain governmental entities

Sec. 5854. Exportation of firearms exempt from transfer tax

Sec. 5861. Prohibited acts

Sec. 5871. Penalties

Sec. 5872. Forfeitures

Mailing of Concealable Firearms

Postal Regulations on the Mailing of Firearms

Firearms Aboard Aircraft

Civil Rights Act of 1968, Title X, Chapter 12

Exportation of Firearms

Use and Possession of Firearms in National Parks and Forests

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

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