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    Might be a dumb question

    I have been reading and reading lots of laws for firearms. Not only the carry of but what you can and cant own yadda yadda yadda. I have noticed at different times that I will be reading through a law and remember that a new law pertaining to the same subject has been recently passed. How or where do I look at to read the most current laws and know that I am reading the most current laws for states or federal frearm laws? is there a secret website or place ie library that would carry the most recent and can be legally said to be the most recent as of such and such date? just a question I came up with while reading all these laws. Thanks for all yalls help.
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    Either try NRA or NRA-ILA :: or the department of justice for the particular state you are concerned about. Either of these should have what you are looking for. In the case of the NRA-ILA website just click on the gun laws tab. Hope you find what you are looking for.
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  4. The various government agencies usually have all the laws on their websites. You'd have to wade through lots of laws unrelated to firearms and you'd have to go to different websites for federal, state, county, & city laws, which is why people aggregate them. Unfortunately, since they usually aren't paid, the aggregation gets stale. Handgunlaw.us tends to be one of the better aggregators.

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    Usually best place for updated State laws is the State Attorney General web sit. Many local governments have their ordinances online, but may be slower uploading them because of less technical savy or their webmaster is part-time. Places like "Lawwriter" can be slower because the have to keep up with laws in 50 States. Books in the local library are the worst place, being outdated and unable to compete with the Web.
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  6. The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

  7. Quote Originally Posted by marionandjohn View Post
    I have been reading and reading lots of laws for firearms. Not only the carry of but what you can and cant own yadda yadda yadda. I have noticed at different times that I will be reading through a law and remember that a new law pertaining to the same subject has been recently passed. How or where do I look at to read the most current laws and know that I am reading the most current laws for states or federal frearm laws? is there a secret website or place ie library that would carry the most recent and can be legally said to be the most recent as of such and such date? just a question I came up with while reading all these laws. Thanks for all yalls help.
    There is no such thing as a dumb question It's good err on the side of caution and learn as much as you can about a law. If you're not sure, keep digging.

    I like to check the state website for laws. They're usually current. The NRA is an excellent source of information too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.

    Here's a "dumb question". Why is obama such a wonderful president?



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    Hey MarionandJohn: I learned a long time ago that there is no such thing as a dumb question. If you don't ask you will never find out.There are dumb answers and some very rude people but this forum is top notch when it comes to the answers you get and the really helpful posters. In my case I took the CCWP course from deputy sheriff here in SC and he constantly updates his "graduates" on any changes to the SC law. You may ask your instructor if such information can be passed on to you as he becomes aware of changes in your state.

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    Thanks for all the help, I have been able to find the TN laws and the updates readily available on the TN website great suggestions! They were links to a website I have been reading on just they included a list and when the laws took effect so I didnt have to try and find the laws and then guess if it was current. As far as my instructor I have yet to take a class for a permit as its not required here in GA, however I am looking into a TN class in Dec and will be sure to ask the instructor the question. Again thanks for the help and i have noticed the top notch responses here and that is the main reason I keep coming back.
    "The purpose of war is not to die for your country. The purpose of war is to ensure that the other guy dies for his country." - General Patton

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hounddog View Post
    The only dumb question is the one you don't ask.
    100% Agree That is why we have Forums like this ; )
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