No state permit is required to possess or
purchase a rifle, shotgun or handgun.
It is unlawful for any convicted felon to
have in his or her care, custody, control, or possession any firearm or to
carry a concealed weapon unless his civil rights have been restored.
It is unlawful for the following persons to
own, possess or use any firearm: drug addicts, alcoholics, mental
incompetents, and vagrants.
A person may not have in his or her care,
custody, possession, or control any firearm or ammunition if the person has
been issued a final injunction that is currently in force and effect,
restraining that person from committing acts of domestic violence.
It is unlawful to sell, give, barter, lend
or transfer a firearm or other weapon other than an ordinary pocketknife to a
minor less than the age of 18 without his parent`s permission, or to any
person of unsound mind.
It is unlawful for any dealer to sell or
transfer any firearm, pistol, Springfield rifle or other repeating rifle to a
A minor less than 18 years of age may not
possess a firearm, other than an unloaded firearm at his home, unless engaged
in lawful activities.
No licensed gun dealer, manufacturer or
importer shall sell or deliver any firearm to another person until he has
obtained a completed form from the potential buyer or transferee and received
approval from the Department of Law Enforcement by means of a toll-free
telephone call. The Department of Law Enforcement shall destroy records of
approval and non-approval within 48 hours after its response. The fee for the
instant check shall be $8.00. Exempt from the instant check are licensed
dealers, manufacturers, importers, collectors, persons with a concealed
carrying license, law enforcement, correctional and correctional probation
Excluding weekends and legal holidays,
there is a three-day waiting period to purchase a handgun from a retail
establishment. Exempt from the waiting period are concealed weapons permit
holders and those trading in another handgun.
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