Go to the FBI’s Web site, www.fbi.gov/ucr, and locate data on the statutory and constitutional provisions relating to the purchase, ownership and use of firearms for the states. Locate your state and answer the following questions:
o Does your state have any exemptions to the NICS background check requirements?
o Is there a state waiting period? If so, for handguns, long guns or both?
o Is a license or permit to purchase required?
o Is registration required?
o Is a record of firearms sales sent to police?
o Are certain firearms prohibited?
o What are the details of your state’s concealed carry laws?
o Is there a hunter protection law? A range protection law? What do these mean?
o Does your state have a firearm industry lawsuit preemption?
Write a five (5) page minimum, DOUBLE SPACED, 12-FONT TIMES ROMAN paper with references and sources cited. The paper must discuss each step of the sections in detail. This project will be a minimum of five (5) pages for the entire paper, not five (5) pages for each step. Your cover sheet, abstract and your source citing/references are NOT included in the five page minimum. Your grade will depend upon the presentation of your analysis and research, the quality of the work presented – whether you give a detailed presentation or a vague overview, whether you addressed all parts of the question asked, and how you support your argument/discussion – as well as the citing of a variety of sources/use of references and whether you met the mandatory minimum page requirement. Please make sure to use AT LEAST 5 sources for your research. The paper should be written using APA Format. Please make sure you review your paper for spelling, grammar, and format and plagiarism errors before submitting it. Remember that the paper should be typed in Microsoft Word. Your paper will not receive a grade until it is submitted properly. If you need assistance, please let me know.
Please note that APA Format requires an abstract a Cover/Title page along with a Reference page. These do not count toward your 5-page minimum.