Though the United States is seen as an entity all working together, each individual state has some jurisdiction over their guns and weapons laws. Because of this liberty, some of the laws are bizarre and others are downright nonsense. So what are the laws that dominate this country that are outlandish?
Most states have some sort of conceal to carry laws. However, after the massive shootings in the State of Colorado, their laws are a bit more lenient than other states. School teachers and students are allowed to carry guns at the Colorado University. Though they are still banned in K-12 schools, there is nothing that says a college student can’t pack heat.
California is known for their liberal views and being an up and coming area of the country. However, in San Diego, a few laws regarding guns may need to be changed. In this city, you cannot shot a rabbit from the streetcars that run on the tracks, specifically in the backseat. Kansas doesn’t want you shooting a rabbit from the back of a boat with a motor on it. Connecticut just makes it illegal to shoot a gun from any car.
There have been many debates about children’s water guns. Some have used these to rob stores and faced the same penalties as if they would have had a real gun in hand. There are some states that take their laws to the extreme. In Marlboro, Massachusetts, it is illegal to even own a squirt gun. Louisiana allows you to have these toy guns, but you aren’t allowed to rob a bank teller with them.
In Maine, if the state is under a Native American attack, then everyone must bring their guns to church. In fact, they also state that every man must carry a rifle to church with them on Sunday, but hunting on the Sabbath is forbidden. However, in Massachusetts, if you want to have a dual on Sunday, it will be allowed just as long as the Governor is there to watch.
Michigan encourages children to have a handgun for protection. Anyone who is over the age of 12 may purchase one. The only stipulation is that they must not have a felony on their record. For those who have ever contemplated murder, make sure you don’t have on a bullet proof vest in New Jersey, as it is illegal.
Many people love the shooting ranges, but NJ has outlawed them in the town of Blaine. However, if you visit North Dakota, you can shoot an Indian on horseback, just as long as you are in a covered wagon.
With all the rumors and talk about changing gun laws, it seems that the state may start with the basics and work their way up to some changes that are to better the public.