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A snapshot of state gun laws

The Supreme Court ruled 5 to 4 Monday that the Second Amendment provides a fundamental right to bear arms to individuals, but it did not strike down existing laws. The decision is likely to prompt a flurry of challenges to gun laws. Federal and state laws require that 49 states and the District of Columbia perform background checks on prospective firearms buyers, whereas states individually determine ownership regulations. Here is a summary of a few state laws*:

Maps showing summary of gun laws from a few states

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