persons lawfully within the United States shall enjoy the following
own and use a firearm in defense of a life or one’s own home.
carry a firearm openly in public wherever the possession of firearms
is not prohibited by statute or lawful regulation.
Except in the case of fully automatic weapons, the individual
ownership of firearms shall not be regulated by mandatory
registration or by the licensing of firearm sales.
Other than in courthouses, the possession of firearms shall not be
restricted solely because a firearm is being carried in a common
area of a public building.
Regulation of firearms and munitions in the form of fees, direct
taxes and composition and storage requirements shall not have the
effect of substantially impairing the opportunity to keep and bear a
enactment shall have no effect on existing laws in the following ways.
Requirements of bail or probation/parole/suspension for offenders
charged or convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving
Limits on the possession of firearms, including prohibitions, by
minors and by persons substantially affected by a mental
freedom of private property owners and their tenants to restrict the
possession of firearms on their property in any way they choose.
prohibition of weapons beyond firearms in their destructive