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    What is the minimum age to open carry a handgun in Virginia?

    At the age of 18 do Ihave to have written parental conscent?

    Can an 18 year old OC a handgun that was obtained via private sale?

    Time is of the essence, I'm home on leave, and only have a few days left.

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    ainfantry7 wrote:
    What is the minimum age to open carry a handgun in Virginia?

    At the age of 18 do Ihave to have written parental conscent?

    Can an 18 year old OC a handgun that was obtained via private sale?

    Time is of the essence, I'm home on leave, and only have a few days left.

    Thanks,

    ainfantry7
    Search around this forum and you'll find several under-21 people who are OC'ing here in Virginia. Their stories may also be a help to you.

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    ainfantry7 wrote:
    What is the minimum age to open carry a handgun in Virginia?

    At the age of 18 do Ihave to have written parental conscent?

    Can an 18 year old OC a handgun that was obtained via private sale?

    Time is of the essence, I'm home on leave, and only have a few days left.

    Thanks,

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    Oh are good to go in Virginia.

    Many under 21 yo (age for a CHP) do OC as it is they only way they can carry and be legal. Private sale or gift, it is still yours and there is no proof of ownership required - no registration.

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    Thanks, I appreciate you getting back to me so fast. So are there any non OC friendly places in Roanoke? I know Valley View Mall, bars, post office, federal buildings, battered women's shelters, schools, some churches....any others?

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    Yay, another fellow 18 year old OC'er!

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    how do you guys under 21 get your ammo? do you do private deals aswell?

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    I just get someone 21+ to buy it for me. There's no such thing as a 'straw purchase' with ammo as there is with firearms. Or I order online. Legally I can buy 'pistol' ammo if it is for my carbine but not all places know that.

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    you dont need an FFL dealer if you buy ammo online? alsoyou can buy a handgun at the gun show right? even though your not 21? sorry, only thing ive been buy were shotgun shells for my mossberg lol

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    Cadet2leo wrote:
    you dont need an FFL dealer if you buy ammo online? alsoyou can buy a handgun at the gun show right? even though your not 21? sorry, only thing ive been buy were shotgun shells for my mossberg lol
    You can't buy a handgun at a gun show if you're buying from an FFL. Doesn't matter whether it's at a show or not, the laws are the same.

    You can buy from a private party at a show or anywhere else, but not from an FFL.
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    Minimum age to purchase ammo for hand gun vs long gun being discussed at

    http://tinyurl.com/92bkw6

    If linky thing no worky, copy & paste - having trouble with it again

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    Cadet2leo wrote:
    you dont need an FFL dealer if you buy ammo online? alsoyou can buy a handgun at the gun show right? even though your not 21? sorry, only thing ive been buy were shotgun shells for my mossberg lol
    Since Tess already answered the gun show question, I'll answer the online ammo question. Though most online sites require you to send them a copy of your DL to verify age, others simply have a box you check certifying you're old enough to buy the ammo. Since I am old enough to buy that ammo for my carbine, I can check that box without lying. If I end up shooting that ammo out of my handguns instead after changing my mind, no laws were broken

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    Or you could just go to the store, have some confidence, and don't look like a dummy. Works for me.

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    ainfantry7 wrote:
    Or you could just go to the store, have some confidence, and don't look like a dummy. Works for me.
    I would do that. But they check I.D. around here. lol trust me.

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    Thanks you guys. That was really helpful. :P

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    nova wrote:
    All ammo retailers must hold the same license just as your local gun shop or wal-mart to sell ammo.
    No license is required to sell ammo.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#f11

    (F11) Is a license required to engage in the business of selling small arms ammunition?
    No. A license is not required for a dealer in ammunition only, but a manufacturer or an importer of ammunition must be licensed.
    [18 U.S.C. 922 (a)(1)(B)]


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    KBCraig wrote:
    nova wrote:
    All ammo retailers must hold the same license just as your local gun shop or wal-mart to sell ammo.
    No license is required to sell ammo.

    http://www.atf.gov/firearms/faq/faq2.htm#f11

    (F11) Is a license required to engage in the business of selling small arms ammunition?
    No. A license is not required for a dealer in ammunition only, but a manufacturer or an importer of ammunition must be licensed.
    [18 U.S.C. 922 (a)(1)(B)]

    I'll correct my previous post. Thanks for setting me straight. I shouldn't post when I haven't slept for 24+ hrs

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