What are Handgun Laws?

Legality of buying a Firearm
What Laws Cover Pistols?

Who can buy a Gun?
Most Healthy, law-Abiding, United States citizens

 your responsibility to understand and comply with all federal, state and local laws

Laws might pertain to the possession, use and storage of firearms

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 Each state’s rules vary 

Do I need a license to Own a Firearm?:
No
Federal law does not require license to own a firearm.
Most State and Local Municipalities, do not require a license to own a gun

Do I need a license to Carry a Firearm?:
Sometimes
In most states a state issued Permit is required to carry a gun on your person.

Is there a requirement to register Firearms?:
No
Federal law does not require registering a Firearm
Unless it is what is is an NFA firearm
(Machine Guns, Short-Barreled Rifles, Silencers, Short Shotguns, etc)

Are Firearm Purchases Recorded / Tracked?
No
When buying a gun from an FFL, the buyer fills out a form 4473 (kept at the FFL) and a call is made to the FBI / NICS system for the background check, but no record of the sale filed with the ATF

What are Local Firearm Laws?:

There are local firearm laws in addition to federal gun laws.
Check the gun laws in your state
Contact a nearby gun range or gun shop