(last updated on 4/19/2013)
The Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms
) is the federal agency responsible for enforcing gun laws. The US laws regulating firearm sales are mostly contained in the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 478 - Commerce in Firearms and Ammunition
. The ATF has the laws excepted into a series of Frequently Asked Questions
. States and local governments have the ability to make laws affecting gun ownership. The ATF has compiled information on the various state laws; click here
to view this information.
California residents: handguns must pass a 'drop test' to be legal to bring into or sell in the leftist state of California. Visit the CA DOJ Certification List page.