Are you new to firearms? Are you not sure where to start or what you need? Former state prosecutor Tom Grieve discusses the steps you need to know before buying a gun.

Purchasing a Firearm

The first thing you need to do before purchasing a firearm is to know your local laws. In some states, you may need a permit before you can even buy a gun. In many states, you need a permit to carry the gun. So you also need to decide what your firearm will be used for — plinking at the range or self-defense. If you’re traveling with the firearm, things get even more complicated. Know the rules in every location you may be with the gun.

Most states have a different process for purchasing a handgun than what is involved in purchasing a long gun. There may be a waiting period. Some states even have a limit as to how many firearms can be purchased within a certain length of time. Being informed ahead of time will make the process easier for everyone involved.

About Tom Grieve

Attorney Tom Grieve is one of the most respected criminal-defense lawyers in Wisconsin. A highly awarded former prosecutor, he started Grieve Law, LLC, which is one of the top criminal-defense firms in the state. He developed a nuanced knowledge of Wisconsin firearms law. Tom has also received his certification as a firearms instructor and participates as a speaker and panelist with the USCCA for live broadcasts, national expos and training videos. He is even serving as a speaker and analyst on numerous TV and radio stations as well as college and law school campuses.

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