Firearms Act

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Firearms Act is a stock short title used for legislation in Canada, Hong Kong, Jamaica, and the United Kingdom. This list includes not only Firearms Acts as such, but legislation of different names governing firearms and also other weapons.




Hong Kong[edit]


United Kingdom[edit]

Many laws governing possession and use of firearms have been passed over the years in the UK and the countries comprising the union; there is a historical discussion at Gun politics in the United Kingdom#Gun control legislation in the United Kingdom

The Firearms Acts 1937 and 1965 was the collective title of the Firearms Act 1937 and the Firearms Act 1965.[3]

United States of America[edit]

English legislation prior to 1776 is relevant in the United States, except as repealed and modified by US law. The 1791 Second Amendment to the United States Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms, and was based partially on the right to bear arms in English common-law, and influenced by the English Bill of Rights of 1689. The text of the amendment is "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." There has been much debate and controversy about the precise scope and meaning of the amendment, and federal and state legislation has been passed.

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