Gun law in Alcenia

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Gun law in Alcenia is found at the federal, state, and local level. Article VI, Section 3 of the Alcenian Constitution protects the right to keep and bear arms:

"Congress shall make no law infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms, nor shall any state make any law infringing on the right to keep and bear arms."

The central legislation governing firearms at the federal level is the National Crime and Safety Act of 1995 (NCSA), which largely replaced the Gun Control Act of 1955. The NCSA was controversial at its passage and remains a subject of heated debate today. It created the National Firearm Eligibility System (NFES) which all federally licensed firearms dealers are required to use as well as increasing the penalties of federal crimes that involve the use of a firearm. Some aspects of the law, such as a provision allowing information on background checks to be accessed by a Freedom of Information Request, have not survived constitutional challenges. The law also banned handguns within the City and District of Sunalie, which also found to be unconstitutional. The Controlled Materials Enforcement Agency is the primary federal gun law enforcement agency.

Federal law[edit]

Federal law governs primarily who is and is not allowed to possess a firearm in Alcenia. Under current law, any person who:

  • is a convicted felon
  • is not a citizen of Alcenia or a lawful permanent resident of Alcenia
  • has been declared to be mentally incompetent
  • has been dishonorably discharged from the Alcenian Armed Forces
  • has a restraining or protection order against them
  • has been convicted of possession, sale, or use of a controlled substance as defined in the Clean Streets Act of 1978
  • has been convicted of purchasing for, selling to, gifting to, or otherwise granting access or attempting to grant access to a firearm to a prohibited person

is ineligible to possess or purchase a firearm in Alcenia.

Gun laws by state[edit]

Boske[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No Yes Permit required to purchase a long gun if potential buyer is under the age of 18. Parental consent also required.
Firearm registration? No Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - Yes Permit valid for five years. Requires a 16-hour course on gun safety taught by a licensed certifier (usually a law enforcement officer).
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? No Yes
Background checks required for private sales? No Yes Boske maintains its own background check system through which private sellers of handguns are required to use to check if a potential buyer is allowed under state law. The system cannot determine if a potential buyer is allowed under federal law, which only the NFES can do which is only limited to federally licensed dealers.

Garfield[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No No
Firearm registration? Yes Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - Yes Permit valid for 3 years. Requires an 8-hour course that meets state guidelines.
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? No No
Background checks required for private sales? No No
Waiting period? No No

Ilanuras[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? Yes Yes Permit not required if one holds a concealed carry permit.
Firearm registration? Yes Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - Yes Permit valid for 6 years. Requires an 8-hour course that meets state guidelines.
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? No No
Background checks required for private sales? No Yes Ilanuras maintains its own background check system through which private sellers of handguns are required to use to check if a potential buyer is allowed under state law. The system cannot determine if a potential buyer is allowed under federal law, which only the NFES can do which is only limited to federally licensed dealers.
Waiting period? No Yes 3 days. No waiting period if one holds a concealed carry permit.

Iluvia[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No No
Firearm registration? Yes Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - No
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? Yes No
Background checks required for private sales? No No
Waiting period? No Yes 5 Days.

Kalegav[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No Yes
Firearm registration? No Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - No
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? Yes Yes City and county ordinances limiting magazine capacity have been preempted by the state. Litigation pending.
Background checks required for private sales? No Yes Kalegav maintains its own background check system through which private sellers of handguns are required to use to check if a potential buyer is allowed under state law. The system cannot determine if a potential buyer is allowed under federal law, which only the NFES can do which is only limited to federally licensed dealers.
Waiting period? No No

Keiwasta[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? Yes Yes Permit for long guns not required if firearm was manufactured before 1993.
Firearm registration? Yes Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - Concealed carry not allowed
Permit required for open carry? No Yes Permit valid for 5 years. Requires a 4-hour course taught by a sworn law enforcement officer.
State preemption of local restrictions? No No City and county ordinances limiting magazine capacity have been preempted by the state. Litigation pending.
Background checks required for private sales? No No
Waiting period? No No

Nievia[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No Yes
Firearm registration? No Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - Yes Permit valid for 4 years. Requires an 8-hour course on gun safety taught by a licensed certifier
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? No Yes
Background checks required for private sales? No No
Waiting period? No No

Perro Rocosso[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No No
Firearm registration? No Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - No
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? No Yes
Background checks required for private sales? No Yes Perro Rocosso maintains its own background check system through which private sellers of handguns are required to use to check if a potential buyer is allowed under state law. The system cannot determine if a potential buyer is allowed under federal law, which only the NFES can do which is only limited to federally licensed dealers.
Waiting period? No Yes 2 days.

Sidanevi[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No No
Firearm registration? No Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - No
Permit required for open carry? No No
State preemption of local restrictions? Yes Yes
Background checks required for private sales? No No
Waiting period? No No

Vellonia[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No Yes
Firearm registration? Yes Yes
Owner license required? Yes Yes
Permit required for concealed carry? - Concealed carry not allowed
Permit required for open carry? Yes Yes Permit valid for 5 years. Requires an 8-hour course taught by a sworn law enforcement officer.
State preemption of local restrictions? No No
Background checks required for private sales? Yes Yes Vellonia maintains its own background check system through which private sellers of handguns are required to use to check if a potential buyer is allowed under state law. The system cannot determine if a potential buyer is allowed under federal law, which only the NFES can do which is only limited to federally licensed dealers.
Waiting period? Yes Yes 5 days for long guns, 12 days for handguns.

Yewi[edit]

Subject/Law Long guns Handguns Relevant statutes Notes
State permit required to purchase? No No
Firearm registration? No Yes
Owner license required? No No
Permit required for concealed carry? - No
Permit required for open carry? No No Permit valid for 5 years. Requires an 8-hour course taught by a sworn law enforcement officer.
State preemption of local restrictions? No No
Background checks required for private sales? No No
Waiting period? No Yes 4 days.