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dogjaw
02-16-2004, 05:03 AM
Looking at the ATF website, I found a section with the CCW laws for each state. Sounded great. Looked up Michigan, because I'm familiar with them, and used it for a 'water mark'. The ATF posting is out dated, and will get you in trouble. If Michigan's is out of wack, I don't trust the site to give me up to date info on the other states either.

I suggest going to each individual state to get it straight from the horse's mouth. Here's a link to the Michigan Attorney General's website concerning CCW laws, do's, and don'ts.

MI Attorney General CCW (http://www.michigan.gov/ag/0,1607,7-164-17334_17362_22672---,00.html)

Anyone else want to contribute a state?

michael
02-16-2004, 08:06 AM
You can't depend on state's websites for up-to-date info. Many are very out of date. The best and most current source for all 50 states is www.packing.org (http://www.packing.org).

Erich
02-24-2004, 07:42 PM
NM's site is pretty up-to-date:
http://www.dps.nm.org/faq/concealed_weapon.htm

isis07734
10-14-2009, 11:56 AM
Tried searching, to no avail.

I live in FL now, and might be moving by choice in 7 months. We have it pretty good in FL re: self defense laws. Does any state have it as good or better?

I think in FL, you are immune from civil suits if the SD was justifiable... anywhere else?

thanks.

isis07734
10-14-2009, 12:00 PM
bad link, oops.

John McCreery
10-14-2009, 12:09 PM
Ohio is usually pretty good. Also gives reciprocity agreements
http://www.ohioattorneygeneral.gov/Enforcement/Concealed-Carry

isis07734
10-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Thanks guys,

I am open to any state suggestions but so far have narrowed it down to Texas or Arizona. :dope:

SUAREZ CORPORATE
10-14-2009, 12:23 PM
The best current compilation of CCW laws is at www.handgunlaw.us (http://www.handgunlaw.us).

larryes
10-14-2009, 12:40 PM
packing.org no longer exists.

ELB
10-14-2009, 12:42 PM
Tried searching, to no avail.

I live in FL now, and might be moving by choice in 7 months. We have it pretty good in FL re: self defense laws. Does any state have it as good or better?

I think in FL, you are immune from civil suits if the SD was justifiable... anywhere else?

thanks.

Wow, talk about resurrecting the dead (this thread). Packing.org went under a couple years ago. Maybe more by now? Couple of other sites that try to fill the gap.

The following has been the law in Texas since 2007. I do not know of any lawsuits pursued relating to a self-defense shooting either after this was enacted. (But I haven't tried to find any either). There have been a couple cases prior to implementation of the law, depending on how you look at it, where a lawsuit was initiated. I may see if I can find out what happened to them, just for grins...


CIVIL PRACTICE AND REMEDIES CODE

TITLE 4. LIABILITY IN TORT

CHAPTER 83. USE OF DEADLY FORCE IN DEFENSE OF PERSON

Sec. 83.001. CIVIL IMMUNITY. A defendant who uses force or deadly force that is justified under Chapter 9, Penal Code, is immune from civil liability for personal injury or death that results from the defendant's use of force or deadly force, as applicable.
http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/Docs/CP/htm/CP.83.htm

It does not directly prevent initiation of a lawsuit -- anyone can sue, that is more or less a basic right, to have your grievances addressed -- but it shuts it down if you can show your actions were justified. You may have to hire an attorney and go to court to do so. However, between the fact that the plaintiff's attorney stands to get stiffed on a contingency fee over a "good shoot," coupled with the fact that many defenders are not rich folks with lots of assets to go after, it probably makes suing an unattractive option for litigators...

elb

foxmeadow
10-14-2009, 04:14 PM
Try http://www.handgunlaw.us/