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EDIT: Finished Product
Here you can find instructions on how to fold it.



I also have this in Microsoft Publisher format and PDF format (courtesy of Ruger Collector) for those who want it.

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Of making a pocket-sized firearm law reference. It'd be the size of 1/8 of a full sheet of 8.5x11 paper, and hopefully contain most of the necessary information. It would be in booklet form, with a total of 7 pages and a cover. I've attached my rough draft, and was hoping for some feedback. I copied the laws that I felt would be useful to reference when you are unsure if/when you can carry. So please tell me if I'm missing anything or can improve. I do have one empty page left, so I can fill in more info if needed.

 

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That's great, maybe you could use the other paper for open carry laws.

I would love to have something like that.
 

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ndavis2008 said:
That's great, maybe you could use the other paper for open carry laws.

I would love to have something like that.
That's the thing, there are really no open carry laws. The lack of them is what provides legality.

EDIT: Also, the first page outlines the 'legality' of open carry by defining our constitutional right to bear arms and how the state, counties, or cities cannot infringe on that right.
 

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It looks great, well done! I would recommend a small change to it, I would replace 522 and 523 which pertain more to alteration than carry with:

76-10-509. Possession of dangerous weapon by minor.

(1) A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a dangerous weapon unless he:
(a) has the permission of his parent or guardian to have the weapon; or
(b) is accompanied by a parent or guardian while he has the weapon in his possession.
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76-10-509.4. Prohibition of possession of certain weapons by minors.

(1) A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a handgun.
(2) Except as provided by federal law, a minor under 18 years of age may not possess the following:
(a) a sawed-off rifle or sawed-off shotgun; or
(b) a fully automatic weapon.
 

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Now this will be a great reference! Thank you for putting the time & energy into this. This would be a great reference for anyone. Perhaps it could even be sent to the POST Academy for future officers so they won't violate anyones rights, and can also protect themselves too. A copy could even be emailed/mailed to each PD & Sheriffs office in the valley.
 

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Ruger Collector said:
It looks great, well done! I would recommend a small change to it, I would replace 522 and 523 which pertain more to alteration than carry with:

76-10-509. Possession of dangerous weapon by minor.

(1) A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a dangerous weapon unless he:
(a) has the permission of his parent or guardian to have the weapon; or
(b) is accompanied by a parent or guardian while he has the weapon in his possession.
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76-10-509.4. Prohibition of possession of certain weapons by minors.

(1) A minor under 18 years of age may not possess a handgun.
(2) Except as provided by federal law, a minor under 18 years of age may not possess the following:
(a) a sawed-off rifle or sawed-off shotgun; or
(b) a fully automatic weapon.
I agree with adding the information for minors in there, but 523 is the code that states a CFP carrier doesn't need to adhere to certain prohibitions, so that needs to stay in IMO.

Also, I've updated it, and it now includes rules for lawful use of force in self defense, and which states recognize and don't recognize our CFP. The design (which isn't represented in the above image) is so that it can be folded into a little booklet (aka a 'zine). I'll make the above modifications and post the final result :)

EDIT: Ah, realized now that you're talking about 521 and 522 ;)
 

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It just occurred to me that it might not be a bad idea to put in the basic laws concerning knife carry. There have been a few instances where individuals have had trouble due to ignorsance of the law by local constabulary, and that can really be a hassle.
 

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Venzor said:
Final. Also, here you can find instructions on how to fold it.




I also have this in Microsoft Publisher format for those who want it.
That's great. Do you mind if I include this in my CFP class handouts?
 

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Cinhil said:
It just occurred to me that it might not be a bad idea to put in the basic laws concerning knife carry. There have been a few instances where individuals have had trouble due to ignorsance of the law by local constabulary, and that can really be a hassle.
lol I'd love to, but as you can see, I've reached my limit on space. That's why I chose to restrict it to lawful firearm carry. You're more than welcome to make one for other weapons, or revise this one to your needs.
 

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I'll convert it to PDF in a few hours (don't have acrobat on my phone), unless somebody wants to beat me to it. ;)
 

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No, I can't make PDFs unfortunately. Don't have the software for it, but I'll look into it.
There's free software here. Alternatively, you can use Ghostview, which can convert Postscript files to PDF, and any Postscript printer driver to create the Postscript files. Here is a tutorial. I mention this approach because it's the one I used when I used Windows. I see Ruger Collector has offered to generate a PDF, but if you're going to maintain this document it's probably a good idea to get set up to create PDFs yourself.

By the way, thanks! I've been thinking about creating something similar, but never got around to it.
 
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