FIND GUN LAWS BY STATE

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State Administrative Agency Regulations

Most state legislatures pass and handle matters related to the statutory, substantive criminal law. However, with the balance of matters, they create administrative agencies to pass rules and regulations. These may include regulations on firearms, but typically they are not criminal. Instead, they prohibit firearms at certain places and events.

Failure of a licensee, including one carrying with reciprocity, may subject him or herself to ejection, confiscation, and fine, though typically the same are not criminal. Criminal laws have a constitutional dimension in that they must be on notice in order to be penal in nature. Most administrative rules are buried in complex administrative texts.

A prudent use of reciprocal carry is to consider this in advance. There are a number of places and events that overlap on a civil front with those criminal in nature. Some of the more common places related to carrying a handgun with reciprocity (usually stated in terms of firearms and no exception for licensees) are as follows:

  • Taverns and places where alcoholic beverages are sold and/or consumed
  • Casinos
  • Horse-racing tracks
  • Parks
  • Nature reserves
  • Waterways
  • Maritime ports
  • Nuclear and chemical plants
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FIND GUN LAWS BY STATE

Table of Contents

About the author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR Bryan L. Ciyou is a trial and appellate attorney at the Indianapolis law firm of Ciyou & Dixon, P.C. He earned his BA with distinction and graduated through the honors program, along with his JD,... Read More