This is a discussion on I used to think... within the Concealed Carry Issues & Discussions forums, part of the Defensive Carry Discussions category; Originally Posted by razor02097 same for Ohio. You also can't have ammo and gun within arms reach of each other. No loaded long arms in ...
Nevada is a pretty good state for gun laws:
Shall issue state
Signs have no legal standing.
OC without a permit- just use common sense in tourist areas.
Loaded gun in car is ok with or without a permit
OK- here's the controversial one- you can CC and drink. as long as your BAC stays less than 0.1 (I no longer drink, didn't carry in the days when I did. just listing how things are
Qualification required with every pistol that you want to carry- list on back of permit. Revolvers- qualify with one, all revolvers covered.
No carry in any government building, school, or college
Clark County requires registration of handguns- state of Nevada does not
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Overall, PA is great. There is a couple monor things I'd change but compared to a lot of states?
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I don't really care about OC, which FL doesn't allow, and for other laws, FL is pretty good.
We can carry just about anywhere that I go, and signs mean nothing. We do have a Castle Doctrine.
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Minnesota is a surprise state, its laws have gotten a lot better. Shall issue, OC or CC, the Sheriff MUST issue/deny within 30 days of application, very few issues with denial, able to carry up to BAC .04, going somewhere posted is a $25 fine. In the home laws are decent, no duty to retreat.
Signs hold weight here unfortunately, but not much. There's a lot worse, that's for sure.
California isn't that draconian compared to some of the other states. Even though we topped the Brady list (WHAT???) we're still pretty good about firearms.
unloaded OC in incorporated areas (cities) except in the prohibited places (schools, courthouse, etc)
loaded OC in unincorporated areas (with the same prohibited places exception)
CC is "may issue" but outside the big cities a permit is pretty easy to get. Most rural sheriff's are pro CCW. Cost isn't that bad ($125 permit fee, $150 for a class)
No permit/FOID.etc card required to purchase/own/possess firearms. Handguns must be registered but long arms don't.
loaded magazine/speedloader and firearm can be on same person and firearm is considered "unloaded" as long as they are not "touching."
No duty to retreat
Immunity from civil prosecution from persons who are committing a crime
"approved handgun list"
10 day waiting period
some really strange knife laws (which I'm not up-to-date about so don't ask me)
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We Jersey folk can only dream of gun laws like those in TN, PA, FL, GA, VT, etc. etc. etc. etc.
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I didn't realize how GOOD we have it in Colorado, until I started reading on this forum about some of the restrictions other states have. The only significant restriction we have is a K-12 restriction, which the governor at the time insisted on having, before he'd sign the concealed-carry law. (There is also the problem of the University of Colorado being governed by a body which was found by the then attorney-general Ken Salazar to be exempt from our non-preemption law, because that body is state-level, not a lower-level body).
My understanding is that we owe our good fortune largely to the RMGO (Rocky Mountain Gun Owners) organization (along with the pioneering accomplishments of the other states who went before us (all starting with Florida), who were aided a LOT by the NRA). We also had the good fortune to have had a Republican-controled legislature, a Republican governor, and at least SOME very supportive sherrifs. The governor's office, and the current legislature, are now Democrat-controlled, but fortunately quite a few Democrats are pro-gun-rights in our state.