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I've removed the image from the template Template:USgunlegalbox it was used in, for it's the view of only one side in the gun debate in the US that gun ownership is fundamental to the US and the image appears to be endorsing that view by presenting the gun over a flag-like background, apparently symbolising the US. You might try something like a gun over a question mark or vice-versa as an alternative. Jamesday 03:35, 21 August 2005 (UTC)

  • I disagree, I don't think the gun and flag endorses any particular view. It just indicates that the topic is guns in the U.S. --JW1805 16:49, 8 September 2005 (UTC)
It might equally be argued that the gun is a defacement of the flag, implying that guns are inconsistent with the flag's ideals. —Tamfang 19:20, 14 February 2006 (UTC)

Context is required for discussion of Constitution and guns[edit]

The Constitution was written in a completely different time than today. The guns of that period were much less lethal than today and far more conspicuos. No one could walk into a Dennys and start blasting away. One shot and the guy would have to reload, which would take quite a while.

Also the Constitution expressly condoned slavery. The gun rights people put heavy emphasis on this ammendment, but it sure aint sacred. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talkcontribs) 15:15, 26 March 2006

This is not the place to resolve such questions. —Tamfang 20:38, 27 March 2006 (UTC)

Addition of Hunting license[edit]

I added Hunting license as a link, because I think that is an important article our users and editors would likely want to link to and to read. Bearian (talk) 16:58, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

The other links in the navbox are for articles about specific laws, or specific sets of laws. Hunting license is about hunting licenses in general, not specific laws, and it's also not limited to the U.S., which the other articles are. So, although that's kind of a nice article, I'm taking it back out. Mudwater (Talk) 22:30, 12 March 2013 (UTC)

Exclusion of State Laws[edit]

Individual state laws should not be included as it would excessively bloat the template, and are already included under the heading of "Gun laws in the U.S.—by state" — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 19:15, 25 June 2013 (UTC)

International treaties for arms control?[edit]

Should Arms industry#International treaties for arms control be included in a box titled "U.S. Firearms Legal Topics"? Every other link in the box is to a federal firearms (civilian) law article/topic - not international treaties. (There are a couple of state laws, too.)

I removed it here,[1] but another editor put it back with this edit.[2] --Lightbreather (talk) 23:52, 7 July 2014 (UTC)


per discussion at MOS:ACCESSBILITY, I have undone the overstyling. Frietjes (talk) 14:41, 11 August 2015 (UTC)

Which laws are gun laws?[edit]

These three article were just added to the list by @Terrorist96:. However the first two are not specifically firearms laws. They're more like self-defence laws. And a Taser is not a firearm. Felsic2 (talk) 23:00, 8 February 2017 (UTC)

I figured it was a box related to the second amendment in the US in general, and all three of those would fall under that.Terrorist96 (talk) 23:03, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
The title is "Firearm legal topics of the United States of America". Felsic2 (talk) 23:41, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
I'm not sure that the first two would even qualify as 2nd Amendment laws. Felsic2 (talk) 23:43, 8 February 2017 (UTC)
2nd amendment protects the right to self defense. If you still object, feel free to remove it.Terrorist96 (talk) 00:32, 9 February 2017 (UTC)
Only indirectly. Neither article mentions the 2nd Amendment. In any case, self-defence laws aren't the same thing as firearms laws. Otherwise we'd include all laws that concern the use of weapons, such as homicide, etc. No offence, but I will remove these three to keep the template focused. Felsic2 (talk) 17:41, 10 February 2017 (UTC)
I took out straw purchase too - it's a general principle in law. Felsic2 (talk) 17:45, 10 February 2017 (UTC)