When were firearms invented? People shoot for many different reasons. Hunting hunters shoot for game; target shooters fire to hurt or kill animals; others use them simply for self defense. Did humans first use guns for these purposes? Were they invented, and when were firearms invented, if by long distance weapons?
We have all heard about the gun that won the American civil war; it was the handgun. But did the Civil War-the war to end slavery-end with the use of handguns? Some historians claim they were used by the Army even before the war started. And some say they were used in the Chinese martial arts. Before we answer the question, let’s look at why someone who would want a firearm need to obtain a concealed carry license (CCL).
A concealed firearms license (CFL) is a state issued document that proves the applicant is who they say they are. The CCL is valid for a year, or until another year comes around, whichever comes first. In order to get a concealed firearms class in Florida, a person must attend the Department of Wildlife and Outdoor Education’s Firearms Safety and Training program. The program is provided at the Department’s headquarters in Tallahassee, Florida. The program allows students to learn about safety, crime prevention, and basic firearm safety and use.
Two other types of firearms are both considered antique firearms in their own right. One is the antique firearms created by various countries and periods throughout history. The other is a classic antique firearm. Antique firearms rights are defined in the second amendment of the U.S. constitution. These include: rifles and shotguns, long guns, handguns, and “shot guns” such as pistol scopes and sub-machine guns.
The second part of the second amendment of the constitution, when looking at antique firearms, deals with regulation of interstate firearms transfers. Many states have unique regulations when it comes to antique firearms, so contacting a firearms instructor in your area is important to determine what your state requires for this type of transfer. If you do not know your state regulations, contact your local law enforcement agency for information on local regulations pertaining to antique firearms.
The second step when it comes to learning about firearms is obtaining a firearms qualification. This includes an evaluation of your mental condition as well as completion of a firearms safety course. Some states require an actual live shooting experience with a live firearm before issuing a firearms certificate. Others simply ask that you complete an approved training course prior to receiving your certificate. If you are still unsure about when were firearms invented or how to get a concealed carry license or firearm qualification, contact an experienced firearms instructor today to help you obtain all of the information you need to become a better shooter.