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Originally posted by Astronomer68
Singling out one manufacturing group for special treatment would have been discriminatory and thus illegal under the Constitution and led to other groups suing to either be included in the group or suing to throw the law out for discrimination.
Just a thought whilst we are on the subject of guns over there in the US, could anyone here let me know roughly what the gun laws are in the US?
Originally posted by Off_The_Street
If you buy the gun from a private individual, there is no background check or no licensure involved at all, and you're free to buy any firearm you choose (as long as it's not a Class III weapon). I bought most of my firearms this way: see an ad in the paper, call the person up to make sure it's available, drive over, look at the gun, pay the guy cash, shake hands and walk away. No one knows any names (unless you choose to give them, of course) and no one keeps any records.
In NM, they passed a concealed carry law a few years ago. Anyone without a criminal background can apply for, and recevie, a permit to carry a concealed handgun.
In any event, one of us may carry a pistol if we're out hiking, but it's open carry; and, outside of going to the range every couple of months (okay, maybe once every six months!), we don't otherwise carry guns around at all.