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    Hello,

    Tried to do a quick search here and on handgunlaw.us but couldn't find it.

    My cousin is trying to pick up a Glock 19 with several high cap mags. Thing is, he won't be 21 til August 2009. Fearing the worst but hoping for the best, I informed him if he finds a private sale and the seller is willing to sell to him, it is completely legal to as long as it's a private sale and not from an FFL.

    Can someone please point me to this law which I could forward to him and he could print out and show potential sellers.

    Thanks
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    Here you go, hope this is what you're looking for.

    http://law.justia.com/virginia/codes...8.2-308.7.html

    and while doing a private sale, I'm sure the seller knows the laws, but I guess a back up can't hurt

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    foxcall wrote:
    Here you go, hope this is what you're looking for.

    http://law.justia.com/virginia/codes...8.2-308.7.html

    and while doing a private sale, I'm sure the seller knows the laws, but I guess a back up can't hurt
    that section applies to possession and transportation and not sales. i believe that even in a private sale it is illegal to sell a handgun to a person under 21. i may be wrong, but i think that the only legal way for a person under 21 to possess a handgun is to have it given to you by a parent or guardian.

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    That is not correct I am happy to say. A person of age 18 and over can privately buy a handgun. How do you think Nova and I both own a few or many?

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    CRF250rider1000 wrote:
    A person of age 18 and over can privately buy a handgun.
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    Indeed, as others have posted, it is legal (i.e. not illegal) for adults aged 18-20 to buy handguns privately, or recieve them as gifts. Any young people here who are considering this ought not wait too long. Since the Obama administration intends to get congress to close the so-called "gun show loophole", most likely after that they will propose closing the other "loophole": all private sales. When that specter is on the horizon, the run on guns and the resulting increase in prices will be extraordinary. Don't wait 'til the hysteria starts. Ditto for "assault weapons"/hi-cap magazines.

    And don't expect our "pro-gun" Dem senators to stand up for us. Webb's recent ads for Obama make it clear he is a Dem first and Virginian second (if at all).

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    Dutch Uncle wrote:
    When that specter is on the horizon, the run on guns and the resulting increase in prices will be extraordinary. Don't wait 'til the hysteria starts. Ditto for "assault weapons"/hi-cap magazines.
    The run is already under way. Even the mainstream media are covering the increases in sales of firearms, ammunition, and shooting accessories. Only thing is, the MSM does not seem to believe what they are being told about folks fearing what the Office of the President-Elect will do once it is innagurated.

    Max out your credit cards now, as O will be redistributing the wealth so you do not have to pay for gas or mortgages. Bet O will also bail out credit card debt, just like they are bailing out the automakers - NOT!

    stay safe.

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    Hey, wait a damn minute! My ammo costs have more than doubled in the last year! After I'm done buying bullets, its tough to find the money for food and gas. You mean Obama isn't going to help me make ends meet??!! I thought liberals cared about people in economic distress!!



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    How about a bailout for a CoOp of gun buyers?
    Why open carry? Because 1911 > 911.

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    jegoodin wrote:
    that section applies to possession and transportation and not sales. i believe that even in a private sale it is illegal to sell a handgun to a person under 21. i may be wrong, but i think that the only legal way for a person under 21 to possess a handgun is to have it given to you by a parent or guardian.
    You are wrong, at least in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
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    Thundar wrote:
    jegoodin wrote:
    that section applies to possession and transportation and not sales. i believe that even in a private sale it is illegal to sell a handgun to a person under 21. i may be wrong, but i think that the only legal way for a person under 21 to possess a handgun is to have it given to you by a parent or guardian.
    You are wrong, at least in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...0+cod+18.2-309

    Minor = under 18.

    http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp...cod+18.2-308.7

    As with OC, if it isn't listed as illegal, it is legal. Federal law is 18 for private sales as well.

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    Perhaps there is confusion on this because a Virginia CHP requires the applicant to be 21 years or older.

    § 18.2-308. Paragraph D.

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