POSSESSION 

 

No state permit is required to possess a rifle, shotgun or handgun. It is unlawful to possess a sawed-off shotgun or rifle without a federal license.

It is unlawful for any person under 18 years of age to possess any weapon, except rifles or shotguns used in hunting, target shooting, or other recognized sporting event.

It is unlawful for a felon to possess or control, or have in any vehicle, or in his residence, any pistol, imitation pistol, machine gun, sawed-off shotgun or rifle, or any other firearm which could be easily concealed. This same prohibition applies to anyone adjudicated a delinquent child for an offense which would have constituted a felony if committed by an adult, for ten years after such adjudication.

It is unlawful for any person under the supervision of the Department of Corrections to possess or control, or have in any vehicle or in his residence, any pistol, shotgun or rifle.

It is unlawful for any unauthorized person to possess a firearm on any school property or vehicle. Exempt is a gun designed for hunting kept in a private vehicle and properly stored as required by law, or a handgun carried in a vehicle pursuant to a valid handgun license, provided such vehicle is driven on school property only to transport a student and does not remain unattended on school property.

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