Posted On: January 31, 2013 by Timothy Bussey

Complexity of U.S. Gun Laws Can Make Them Difficult to Follow

gun-bullets-8716296.jpgBoth the state of Colorado and the U.S. federal government have several laws in place that govern who can possess which types of firearms, where, and under what circumstances. Other U.S. states have their own rules. Because many of these rules overlap, ensuring you don’t violate any of them can be a tricky business.

According to one analysis by the Associated Press, the combination of local, county, state, and federal firearm regulations adds up to thousands of rules about gun possession nationwide. An analysis by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives recently concluded that in many places, these rules change not only from state to state but sometimes from place to place within a single state.

Rules that may change depending on where you are include who may legally carry a firearm, what kinds of firearms a person may legally possess, what kinds and amounts of ammunition may legally be possessed or used, and many other important details. Without an encyclopedic knowledge of the laws in every area where a person intends to possess or use a firearm, it can be hard to know whether or not you’re staying on the right side of the law.

At The Bussey Law Firm, P.C., our skilled Colorado gun crime defense attorneys are dedicated to building an aggressive defense for each client we represent, protecting your legal rights while we fight for the best possible outcome in your case. For a free consultation, contact us today at (719) 475-2555.