Thread: Handgun ownership
can you own a handgun under the age of 21? lets say if you're 20 and its a gift, ive heard that you can you just cant be the purchaser. id like to know the legal route. id like to know the actual laws(so a reference would be nice) of our great natural state and id appreciate any input.
One of the nuttier quirks of Federal gun laws...Originally Posted by Mike
With all the wailing the anti's do about how background checks will solve all the world's ills, you'd think they'd be in support of changing the law so that young adults can buy through a dealer.
Or maybe they don't think that 18 - 20+364/365 y.o. people have any criminal background worth checking, that they can't be prohibited persons? Silly anti's.
heeeeey, what are you doing way over here? *runs back to WI section*
Don't forget that giving somebody who's 21+ the money to buy a handgun, and then gift it to you, is also a crime.
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Contrary to popular belief, the ultimate recipient doesn't have to be a prohibited person to make it a straw purchase. Any time the person conducting the transaction is making the purchase on behalf of someone else, other than a bona fide gift, it is an illegal straw purchase.
Straw purchases only apply to purchases made from FFLs, of course.
Whether or not the AUSA can prove it doesn't determine whether or not it's illegal. It's illegal the moment the person filling out the 4473 says he's the "actual purchaser", when he's not.
For the record, I do not believe this should be the law, I merely recognize the fact that it is. "Hey, here's $600, pick me up a new SuperBlasto while you're at the gun show since I have to work!" should be every bit as legal as "Hey, here's twenty bucks, pick me up a case of beer while you're out."