Federal law generally defines very broad prohibitions and statutory restrictions on the ownership, purchasing, possession, and transportation of firearms across the country. In addition, federal law contains the restrictions on the ownership of automatic firearms (machine guns), suppressors, and short-barreled rifles and shotguns.
- 18 USC 926A – Interstate Transportation of Firearms
- 18 USC 930 – Possession of Firearms in Federal Facilities
- 18 USC 922 – Unlawful Acts (firearms)
- 26 USC 53 – Machine Guns
In addition to statutory law, the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) contains hundreds of pages of applicable regulations.