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In the world of gun-control news, there's much to discuss. We will be discussing some of most significant state-level measures we have seen recently. These include minimum age to buy semi-automatic guns and waiting periods for those with mental health issues. We will also examine the New York State ban on bump stock after recent mass shootings. How will these laws affect you? How can I make sure I'm up to date on all the new gun laws?

Background checks for commercial gun sales

Background checks for commercial gun sales are crucial to the safety of the public. While the system should take at most three days, it currently takes about 25 days. Although technological advances have made the process faster, this loophole still allows thousands of prohibited buyers to acquire firearms. The Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2021/21 will allow licensed gun dealers and police officers to run background checks on any potential buyers. This will ensure the safety of lawful citizens.

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Minimum age for semi-automatic weapons

A U.S. appeals panel invalidated Florida's ban prohibiting the sale of semiautomatic arms to minors below 21. Two of the three judges who ruled for the ruling were part of a wave conservative nominees that was headed by Republican President Donald Trump. The court's liberal outlook has been shaped by this wave which included many conservative judges. The gun control group the National Rifle Association is challenging the law, which limits the age to buy handguns to 18 and long guns to 21.

For those suffering from mental illness, there is a waiting period before they can purchase guns

A study that found delaying buying firearms could reduce suicide risk for people with mental illness has been published. Although these findings weren't conclusive, it suggests that suicide attempts could be deferred if firearms aren't purchased sooner. Similarly, delaying the purchase of firearms may give people with mental illness time to seek help and receive interventions. Although waiting periods are important to prevent suicides, they may have minimal impact.

New York state bans bump stocks after mass shootings

New York State legislators have taken steps to reduce gun violence after a string of mass shootings across the United States. Assemblywoman Amy Paulin, Scarsdale, authored the bill which closes the loophole that allows bump stocks to be used. There has been a spate mass shootings because of bump stocks. These attachments speed up the firing time of semiautomatic weapons.

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House bill passed by Democratic-controlled House

A House bill on gun control has passed in the Democratic-controlled House, a step in the right direction after the Uvalde school shooting in Texas, which left 19 children and two teachers dead. Mike Thompson (Democratic Representative) was at the forefront of efforts to pass expanded gun laws. It is estimated that gun violence causes nearly 100 deaths each year in America. The bill would also ban more than 170 felons or 50 domestic abusers buying guns. Opponents argue that the bill would violate the Second Amendment right.

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Where can you buy a gun

Gun stores are located throughout the country. You can find everything from basic starter guns to expensive, high-end weapons.

Some gun shops specialize in selling firearms. These stores often have knowledgeable staff members who can help you choose the right gun for your needs.

Check out our handgun buying guide.

How many deer hunters there are in the U.S.?

It is believed that there are over 20 million deer hunter in the United States. This includes professional as well recreational hunters.

Is it allowed to hunt bears in Alaska

Yes, you can hunt bears in Alaska. To capture bears some hunters use traps. Others use dogs to track down bears.

Bear hunting is regulated by the Alaska Board of Game. Before they can go into the woods, bear hunters must get a bear license.

Denali National Park Preserve has a lot of bear hunting. Tourists can even go on guided hunts to capture bears.

How much training is required to become a hunter. What is the average time it takes?

To learn how to hunt, you must attend a basic course. This course will help you learn about different game types and the laws that surround hunting.

This course will teach you how to safely handle guns and ammunition. These items will be safely used.

This course may last from two to three months. Some courses can be taken online. Some courses can be accessed online.

You must pass a written exam to be eligible for a license. You might also need to prove that you have successfully completed a hunter education program.

What is the cost of getting licensed? What if my budget is limited?

It varies from one state to the next. The cost of licensing can range from $20 to more than $100.

You may be eligible for a loan, grant or other financial assistance if you don't have enough cash.

You will also need to pay a tag. Prices vary depending on which type of game is being hunted.

You can get tags for deer and elk, bear, bison, moose, waterfowls, upland birds, and furbearers such as foxes.

Some states require you to register with the Department of Natural Resources before you can obtain a license.

Before you begin hunting, check local regulations to ensure you are following all rules and requirements.

What gun works best for hunting?

A.22 caliber rifle makes the most effective hunting weapon. It is light and easy to transport. It also allows you to shoot accurately at long distances.

You should not expect an attack by a prey to make this firearm most useful.

It is not a good idea to shoot at trees with ammunition. This would cause little harm. You must be able to clearly see your prey.

A.30 caliber rifle can be used if you plan to hunt larger game such as deer and elk. It is heavier than the.22 Caliber rifle.

For accuracy with a 30-caliber rifle, you will need more practice.


  • Licenses dropped from a peak of roughly 17 million in the 1980s to 15 million in 2019, according to The Seattle Times. (stacker.com)
  • Over the past 50 years, the number of hunting licenses in California has been on a rapid decline, falling 70% from more than 760,000 in the 1970s to under 268,000 in 2020—even as the state's population has skyrocketed, according to The Mercury News. (stacker.com)
  • According to the Wildlife Restoration Act, passed in 1937, most of the state conservation efforts are funded through hunting and fishing license sales and firearms sales. (stacker.com)
  • In less than 20 years, Rhode Island saw a 40% drop in the number of hunting licenses for residents, according to The Valley Breeze. (stacker.com)

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How to hunt wild turkeys

Wild Turkeys live in North America. They are common in Texas. Wild Turkeys can eat seeds, grasses, insects and other plant matter. Some areas may allow them to eat berries, nuts, and fruit from trees. Their diet is important for their health and strength. It is possible to make hats and clothing from Wild Turkey feathers. Their breast meat is used to make a delicious meal.

If you adhere to these guidelines, hunting wild turkeys can be safe. Wear long pants and close-toe shoes. Avoid wearing perfume or any cologne. They attract predators. If you see a predator, do not run away. Instead, slow down and walk towards your vehicle. Keep calm and collected as you approach birds. You might need to try several times before you can get close enough that you are able take a photo. When you shoot at a wild turkey, use a shotgun loaded with 00 buckshot. One shot should be taken at a time.

If your gun jams try again later. To avoid being struck by flying pellets, duck behind trees or cars. If you are lucky, a hunter will come along and help you clean up.


Gun Control News - What's Hot In The Gun Control News World