How Much Do You Know About Gun Laws?

Gun laws can be pretty complex, especially since they change state-to-state a lot of the time - how well-versed are you in them? Take our quiz to find out!
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Question 1/12

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Right-to-carry laws refer to what specifically?
permission to conceal a firearm in public
laws regarding who may purchase a handgun
right to fire a loaded weapon
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Question 2/12

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Right-to-carry laws:
are the same across the whole country.
differ from state to state.
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Question 3/12

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Right-to-carry laws fall under three different categories:
will-issue, may-issue, and no-issue
shall-issue, temp-issue, and no-issue
shall-issue, may-issue, and no-issue
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"Shall-issue" refers to what?
situations where concealed carry permits are issued to all qualified applicants
situations where applicants must often present a reason for carrying a firearm to an issuing authority
situations where concealed carry is generally forbidden
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Question 5/12

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There are currently no continental states left with "no-issue" laws. Which was the last state to have them, which changed to "shall-issue" in 2013?
Nevada
Illinois
Florida
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When purchasing a gun at a gun show or convention in most states, do you have to undergo the typical background checks?
Yes
No
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How old do you have to be to legally concealed carry in Texas?
18
21
25
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Question 8/12

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Which of the following states has no State Constitutional right to bear arms, but does guarantee certain inalienable rights such as “defending life” and “protecting property?"
Indiana
Arkansas
Iowa
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If an individual purchases a lot of ammunition over a short period, does he or she have to inform their state government?
Yes.
No.
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Question 10/12

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Which of the following states had the most permit applications in March 2013?
New York
Florida
Kentucky
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Question 11/12

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Which of the following is the least-reported reason for denial of a firearms purchase?
mental health issues
dishonorable discharge
illegal immigrant
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Question 12/12

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How many states are currently "may-issue" states?
40
22
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Result
It's okay - unless you're a carrier yourself, a lot of these laws aren't really things you're bound to know. You should always be aware of the laws restricting or allowing you access to things, but some of these are rather specific and might not apply to what your desires or interests are. Better luck next time!

A+, Give Up On Guns

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Right!
Some of these questions certainly did stump you, but overall this was a pretty impressive show on your part. You clearly know what you're talking about when it comes to guns and the laws surrounding them from state to state. Great work!

B+, Gun Nut

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Right!
Are you a registered member of the NRA? Either way, you certainly know your stuff when it comes to guns and the laws surrounding them in the United States. You should be proud of your knowledge - you know your rights! Great work!

A+, Gun Fever

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1
Right-to-carry laws refer to what specifically?
permission to conceal a firearm in public
laws regarding who may purchase a handgun
right to fire a loaded weapon
2
Right-to-carry laws:
are the same across the whole country.
differ from state to state.
3
Right-to-carry laws fall under three different categories:
will-issue, may-issue, and no-issue
shall-issue, temp-issue, and no-issue
shall-issue, may-issue, and no-issue
4
"Shall-issue" refers to what?
situations where concealed carry permits are issued to all qualified applicants
situations where applicants must often present a reason for carrying a firearm to an issuing authority
situations where concealed carry is generally forbidden
5
There are currently no continental states left with "no-issue" laws. Which was the last state to have them, which changed to "shall-issue" in 2013?
Nevada
Illinois
Florida
6
When purchasing a gun at a gun show or convention in most states, do you have to undergo the typical background checks?
Yes
No
7
How old do you have to be to legally concealed carry in Texas?
18
21
25
8
Which of the following states has no State Constitutional right to bear arms, but does guarantee certain inalienable rights such as “defending life” and “protecting property?"
Indiana
Arkansas
Iowa
9
If an individual purchases a lot of ammunition over a short period, does he or she have to inform their state government?
Yes.
No.
10
Which of the following states had the most permit applications in March 2013?
New York
Florida
Kentucky
11
Which of the following is the least-reported reason for denial of a firearms purchase?
mental health issues
dishonorable discharge
illegal immigrant
12
How many states are currently "may-issue" states?
40
22
9