By: Derek Leaman

Euthanasia - A Painful Death

Gun Control Act of 1968

The Gun Control Act of 1968 were to ban mail-order sales of firearms and ammunition, confine the purchase of firearms to the buyer's state of residence, and prohibit certain classes of persons from purchasing, receiving or transporting firearms or ammunition in interstate commerce. This act prohibits dealers from selling any firearm or ammunition to any person who is:

  • convicted of or under indictment for a felony
  • a fugitive
  • adjudicated as a mental defective or who has been committed to any mental institution.
  • addicted to or an unlawful user of marihuana or a stimulant, depressant, or narcotic drug.
  • less than eighteen years of age for the purchase of a shotgun or rifle
  • less than twenty-one years of age for the purchase of a firearm that is other than a shotgun or rifle
  • a non resident of the State in which the licensee's place of business is located
  • an alien illegally or unlawfully in the United States
  • dishonorably discharged from the armed forces
  • subject to a court order that restrains such person from harassing, stalking, or threatening an intimate partner
  • convicted in any court of a misdemeanor crime of domestic violence