As is normal every January, some new laws were introduced with the ringing in of 2024. For example, for those wishing to buy a firearm will now need to complete a background check and then wait 10 business days before they are allowed to complete the purchase. It is said that this ‘cooling off’ period will save lives. The law also requires those wishing to purchase a firearm to take a safety training course within five years of purchasing their firearm. Another law that went into effect this month pertains to street racing. The new law imposes tougher penalties for street racing. For example, those caught can have their car impounded for 72 hours on the first offense and forfeited on the second offense. Also, those who aid and abet street racing can also be charged as an accomplice.
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