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Many Federal And State Laws Address Juveniles And Guns

Wednesday, March 8, 2000

If passing gun laws were the answer, there would be no problem with juvenile gun violence in America. As U.S. Department of Justice research by Professors Joseph F. Sheley and James D. Wright has noted, "nearly everything juveniles do with their guns is already against the law."

Federal law:

  • Prohibits possession of a handgun or handgun ammunition by a person under age 18, except under certain circumstances, such as hunting or target shooting.
  • Prohibits a dealer from transferring a handgun or handgun ammunition to anyone under 21 and non-dealers from transferring a handgun or handgun ammunition to anyone under 18, except under certain authorized circumstances.
  • Prohibits a dealer from transferring a rifle or shotgun, or ammunition for a rifle or shotgun, to a person under age 18.
  • The Gun-Free School Zones Act prohibits possession of any firearm on or within 1,000 ft. of school property.
With reference to the recent Mount Morris Township tragedy,
Michigan is a state with very strict gun laws.

Michigan Law:

  • Prohibits selling any firearm to a minor under 18.
  • Prohibits possession of a handgun by a person under age 18.
  • Prohibits possession of any firearms, including BB guns, on school property.
  • Prohibits possession of a even a BB gun beyond the yard of a minor`s home unless accompanied by a person over 18.
  • Prohibits intentionally pointing, even without malice, any firearm at another person.
  • Requires that all handguns must be registered.
  • Requires a license to purchase a handgun from a dealer or private individual.
  • Voids the handgun license if not used within 10 days of issuance.
  • Requires theft of a gun be reported to police within 5 days after discovery.
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New Hampshire: House Passes Self-Defense Legislation

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New Hampshire: House Passes Self-Defense Legislation

Yesterday, the House of Representatives held a floor vote on self-defense legislation, House Bill 197. 

March for Our Lives Issues Biden His Marching Orders

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Monday, March 1, 2021

March for Our Lives Issues Biden His Marching Orders

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Friday, February 5, 2021

Florida Alert! H.R. 127 - Federal Gun Control Proposal

Much is being said about H.R. 127 By Shelia Jackson Lee (D-TX) 117th Congress and we have had many folks contacting us seeking information. 

Ninth Circuit to Hear Case Challenging California’s Magazine Ban En Banc

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Friday, February 26, 2021

Ninth Circuit to Hear Case Challenging California’s Magazine Ban En Banc

Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit granted en banc review of an NRA-ILA backed lawsuit challenging California’s ban on magazines containing more than ten rounds.

NRA Victory in Washington Court of Appeals

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Monday, February 22, 2021

NRA Victory in Washington Court of Appeals

The National Rifle Association's Institute for Legislative Action applauds a decision by the Washington Court of Appeals today that upheld the state's preemption law and struck down a pair of local ordinances that restricted the ...

Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

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Monday, February 22, 2021

Anti-gun Senators and Mayors Push Biden on Executive Gun Controls

Following a year filled with the COVID-19 pandemic and widespread civil unrest, Americans are in no rush to enact further gun controls. According to data from a January Gallup poll, 42 percent of Americans are satisfied ...

Second Amendment Skeptic Merrick Garland Moves Closer to Confirmation as U.S. Attorney General

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Monday, March 1, 2021

Second Amendment Skeptic Merrick Garland Moves Closer to Confirmation as U.S. Attorney General

This week, hearings were held on the nomination of Merrick Garland for U.S. attorney general, with a final vote on confirmation expected to come next week. The prospect for gun owners is that the nation’s ...

The California Model: Soft on Violent Firearm Crimes, Hard on Law-Abiding Gun Owners

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Monday, March 1, 2021

The California Model: Soft on Violent Firearm Crimes, Hard on Law-Abiding Gun Owners

A frustrating aspect of the modern gun control movement is its seeming abandonment of reason. The same anti-gun politicians that attack the rights of law-abiding gun owners will advocate for more lenient treatment of those ...

Washington: Your Action Needed - Senate Approves Carry Ban – Contact Your Representative!

Friday, February 26, 2021

Washington: Your Action Needed - Senate Approves Carry Ban – Contact Your Representative!

Last night, the Washington Senate suspended the rules and approved an amended version of Carry Ban Legislation, Senate Bill 5038. 

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