How Gun Laws Vary By State
In some states, you can carry a concealed firearm onto a public college campus.
If you want to buy a gun in the U.S. —some states, make it easier than others. Many believe that someone who is mentally ill should not have a weapon to take other people’s lives.
Gabrielle Gifford’s, an American politician from Arizona and a gun control advocate. As a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, she represented Arizona's 8th congressional district from January 3, 2007, until her resignation on January 25, 2012, after surviving an assassination attempt that left her with a severe brain injury.
She says at, “Stopping gun violence takes courage, the courage to do what’s right, the courage of new ideas. I’ve seen great courage when my life was on the line. Now is the time to come together to be responsible. Democrats, Republicans, everyone, we must never stop fighting.”
In Arizona, there’s no background check for private sales, limit to the number of guns you buy at once, waiting period, ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines. requirement to have a license barrier to carry a concealed firearm and if you’re 18, you can openly carry.
In Texas there’s no background check for private sales, limit to the number of guns you buy at once, ban on assault weapons or high-capacity magazines. You can’t openly carry handguns,
but long guns are permitted and people with a license can carry concealed guns on public colleges and universities.
In Texas, we are expanding gun rights. I authorized concealed handgun reciprocity agreements for 22 more states. You can now literally travel from the southern border of Texas all the way up to Canada — all without having to disarm the whole way.
In Florida there’s no background check for private sales, limit on the number of guns you can buy at once, ban on assault weapons and high-capacity magazines.
Gun enthusiasts will say there are millions of guns in the world. You cannot take away guns from bad people, bad people are going to do things with guns. But in response to the Parkland shooting, it has passed gun control measures like police can take your guns if you are deemed a threat to yourself or others, there’s now a three-day waiting period, the age to buy a gun went up to 21 from 18, and bump stocks are banned.
Gun safety activist Fred Guttenberg says, “The issue we have here in Florida, you still have a lot of folks who've been elected to a very different House seats and that kind of thing who don't get it. But slowly and steadily we're making progress. Let's face it, after my daughter was killed in Parkland, three to four weeks later, this state passed gun safety legislation. The NRA has filed a lawsuit to stop it - that's all they have left.”
Gun control continues to be a divisive topic, with some states that make buying a gun much harder and the rest of the U.S. bolstering the 2nd Amendments powers every day.