Simply put, there's not a single statute in Michigan law that backs up his completely false statement.I was told by a member on this board that you must be 21 to buy a pistol. I informed him that only pertained to pistols bought from an FFL. And that so long as the Permit to Purchase was in hand, there was absolutely no reason someone under 21,but over 18 could not buy a pistol from a private individual.
He then later said that an FFL as well as an MSP phone operator told him that a pistol could be obtained by someone under 21 only if it was gifted by a parent. And that selling a pistol to anyone could leave him criminally responsible.
If somone gets a pistol as a gift, and are not a CPL holder. They still need to acquire a permit to purchase and register there pistol. And if it's sold to somone with a permit to purchase there is no responsiblity on the behalf of the seller.
Am I correct in my logic, that why would i be able to own and buy one from individuals, if individuals are held liable? Or : How can i get a permit to purchase a pistol i cannot own?
No, you cannot buy from an FFL. You can buy from an individual though. Just go to the local PD, get your permit to purchase, and buy a gun at a gun show (from any non-FFL). That's that.