Radisma wrote:So after reading that i began to wonder this question....
To buy a gun from a FFL or buy handgun ammo you need to be 21....yet you can buy a handgun in a private deal at 18+.... why is it you can buy a gun from a friend / family member at 18 but not until 21 from a FFLThe answer to your first question is that is the way the law is. Laws can be quirky. Federal law traditionally applies to interstate commerce only. The FFL system is a national system allowing dealers to buy wholesale from manufactures in other states. An intrastatetransferbetween private parties is currently up to state law. The Federal Gun Control Act of 1968set the limit to 21 for FFL sales.KY chose to make the limit 18 for possession. By the way, I believe it was Idaho where a bill was proposed to make a intrastate system where a dealer could buy guns from ID manufactures and neither would be subject to FFL restrictions. If this was passed it would lead to a Supreme Court case challenging the GCA ability to control intrastate dealer sales.Second question.
Qualifications for a CCDW License The applicant for a carry concealed deadly weapon (CCDW) license must:
Be twenty-one (21) years of age or older
that is one of the requirments from KSP ( Kentucky state police ) website for a CCDWL... So my second question is WHY do you have to be 21 to get a CCDWL but you can OC at 18?
Ive been trying to tell my family that me OC'ing is perfectly legal but i cant get it threw there heads....aparently our media has really driven home that "guns are evil and we should NEVER EVER carry one".
Anyway thanks for reading guys and any help , comments would be nice.
PS: Very glad to be here on OCDO!!
As for the second question. When the lawmakers pastthe CC lawthey probablybelieved that an 18-20 year old being unable to buy a handgun from a dealer thereshould not allow himto carry one concealed. Also, they probably could not consider someone who is not old enough to drink responsible enough to carry a gun. Like your parents, most of the legislators probably did not evenrealise that OC in public was legal and that a 18 year old could do it. So, basically by the law until July when you turn 21 you can be considered responsible enough to carry a gun openly so everyone knows you have it. But, you are not responsible enough to be permitted to hide the gun yet.