I can also tell you that I have before me the official ATF "State Laws & Published Ordinances- Firearms," year 2000, 22 edition, and it has 329 pages.
How many laws on each page??
Well, it has since migrated to the trash pile- what I can tell you is that each state does not seem to have a lot of statutes- the claim of an average of 13 may be somewhat accurate.
Within each statute, however, are numerous definitions, descriptions, exemptions, etc.
I will tell you frankly that when I was in that line of work, I relied on a local Title II manufacturer who was regarded by ATF as the expert in interpreting laws- to the degree that they frequently consulted him for opinions of law. In other words, it was so complex I did not feel competent to rely on my own reading of the law.
posted on 01/28/2003 3:37:49 PM PST
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