There are thousands of gun regulations and more and more get passed every year. Here's a look at Gun Shots blogger John Haughey's list of dumbest gun laws.
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There are about 20,000 federal, state, and local gun laws in the United States, making firearms the most regulated gear item an outdoorsman can buy.
Federal gun laws fall into two broad categories: the 1968 Gun Control Act and the 1934 National Firearms Act. The GCA regulates with guns that anyone who hasn't commited a felony can buy at a local gun shop. The NFA deals with guns like machine guns and sawed-off shotguns.
In the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives’ 468-page compilation of state and local laws, five states combined -- California, Illinois, Massachusetts, New Jersey and New York -- take up about a third of the book. California’s laws alone fill 68 pages of fine print.
With the pages and pages of regulations, it can be difficult to keep track of the most outrageous laws, so we went to our veteran Second Amendment writer and Gun Shots blogger John Haugey to put together his list of the dumbest gun restrictions in the books.