With the recent events in Dallas, there's been renewed talks about gun control vs. second amendment freedom etc etc. So that got me wondering: in which US State could I, as a foreign passport holder on a tourist visa (and therefore not a resident), just walk into a store and buy a gun without any question asked? Or is it not that simple? I'm looking for specific states where the legislation makes gun purchase as easy as is being reported in the media.
So, my daughter's daycare/pre-school is doing a "safety awareness" week. Yesterday was fire safety, there was a firetruck there, the kids practiced what to do in an emergency. Today it's earthquake safety. Tomorrow, it's "Silent Evacuation / Active Shooter." This is causing me some intense anxiety. I haven't done a whole lot to prepare my four-year-old for the fact that if someone in her community has access to firearms and they feel upset that they might try to murder all the teachers and students. [more inside]
Ridiculous Canadian Law Question For Fictional RPG Scenario: The year is 1998, the province Quebec. A loyal tycoon is manufacturing high powered weaponry and travels around with a multi-man security detail armed to the teeth. How illegal is this and what would be the best way to disarm him through legal means? [more inside]
Does anyone know of a good YouTube Channel or website that has a good, methodical introduction to firearms? I know there are lots of review blogs/channels and forums, but those tend to require a great deal of digging around. Wikipedia is of course, useful, but a closeup walkthrough and demonstration would be ideal. [more inside]
How do you discreetly frisk someone for concealed firearms? [more inside]
If an individual sells a gun to another individual, how would the seller do a background check? Is the NICS database available to private individuals? [more inside]
I'm going to be working as an armed guard and would like your recommendations for firearm and duty gear! [more inside]
What is the most fun thing to shoot a gun at? [more inside]
I'm making a tourism list of things involving smoking, drinking and shooting for someone who loves all three. Where would I find places that fit the bill? [more inside]
Where's the best place to legally buy rifles online? Specifically, I am looking to purchase a used .22 rifle.
GunFilter: What, if any, are the less-obvious ramifications of getting both a concealed-carry permit (WA state), and an alien firearms license (which is required in this case to get the permit)? For example, I assume these licenses show up on police computers - might that change the way police interact with you under certain circumstances? Are there other aspects of life where these licenses, or the database entries created by them, might influence situations? [more inside]
Looking for the best, most comprehensive book on the history and science of firearms, preferably with illustrations, preferably available in the UK. [more inside]
How do you correctly hand a firearm over to another person? [more inside]
Am I crazy or what? [more inside]
What are some good resources for a novice looking to purchase a handgun? [more inside]
What kind of service firearms would a female FBI agent carry (main and backup?) from approximately 2000-present. (If the real answer isn't out there, what would be a reasonable approximation of a gun that would make sense for a story.)
PistolFilter. I know there are lots of gun related forums/resources on the web (and am looking at those also), but I'd like to query AskMe about Glocks. Specifically what are the practical advantages and disadvantages of the Glock safety trigger mechanism versus traditional safetys? [more inside]
How was the Civil War .58 Springfield rifle reloaded? I understand that it was a percussion-cap rifle rather than a flintlock, and that it fired a muzzle-loaded minie ball. But what was the reloading process? What did the ammunition look like? There was no metal cartridge involved? How long did it take to reload and fire one of those things? Thanks, from a firearms n00b!
Is it legal for my neighbors to shoot in their yard, in a suburb of Philadelphia? [more inside]
What Are The Logistical Challenges of Carrying a Concealed Firearm On A Daily Basis? [more inside]
Where can one find good statistics on the use of firearms by police officers in the line of duty for the States? [more inside]
Gun ownership/manufacture in a philosophical sense? [more inside]
If someone walks into my classroom (filled with students) wielding a gun, what should I do? I have recieved no training or input in this area, and while I cannot imagine it ever happening at my school, if it ever does happen, I'd like to make sure myself and my children see the event through safely.
What is the origin of the phrase "to shoot the shit?"
IDPAFilter: Are there any Philadelphia mefites who shoot in the IDPA? Are there any IDPA clubs that are reachable via SEPTA? [more inside]
What sort of guns (by model) were issued to United States soldiers in the first world war? Smaller guns in particular.
The decision is made, and a Ruger Blackhawk .44 mag pistol I will buy. But, is the longer barrel better? [more inside]