brice489 wrote:The "transfering" issue can get REAl shady, REAL fast. In some states, a person can 'gift' you a firearm legally, and then it is considered yours. Some states let you buy handguns in private sales as long as you are 18. BUT...Im currently 18 and have lived here all my life. About to turn 19 next month and really like firearms. I was just wondering how all of the transfering stuff works. I know the law says that you have to be 21 to buy a handgun, but I have been seeing post about 19 year old who open carry. Does someone else purchase the firearm then transfer ownership to me, and then its legal for me to possess? Are there any website you guys can point me to with more information on the NM gun laws(beside Bradycampaign)
If you give money to someone for the sole purpose of them buying you a handgun, that is illegal. It is called a "Straw Purchase". On the form you fill out when you buy a gun, it asks "Are you the actual buyer of this firearm?".
I'd check the laws in your state, as I am not familiar with them. Check www.packing.org and www.handgunlaw.us as they are good places to gather information.