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Firearm Ownership eligibility

Maverick9

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See no retriction(s) relevant to you as to purchasing/possessing a long gun.

You may not buy a handgun from an FFL, but may do so from a private party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Indiana

http://statelaws.findlaw.com/indiana-law/indiana-gun-control-laws.html
Did you mean to have a 'may not be able to' up there? Or are you using 'may not buy' as a 'shall not buy'? I didn't see anything about a misdemeanor -arrest- for shop-lifting in the code.

TIA
 

Grapeshot

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See no retriction(s) relevant to you as to purchasing/possessing a long gun.

You may not buy a handgun from an FFL, but may do so from a private party.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gun_laws_in_Indiana

http://statelaws.findlaw.com/indiana-law/indiana-gun-control-laws.html
Did you mean to have a 'may not be able to' up there? Or are you using 'may not buy' as a 'shall not buy'? I didn't see anything about a misdemeanor -arrest- for shop-lifting in the code.

TIA
It is a "mother may I" thing.

He is restricted from purchasing a handgun from an FFL by federal law.
https://www.atf.gov/content/does-customer-have-be-certain-age-buy-firearms-or-ammunition-licensee
 

Maverick9

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It is a "mother may I" thing.

He is restricted from purchasing a handgun from an FFL by federal law.
https://www.atf.gov/content/does-customer-have-be-certain-age-buy-firearms-or-ammunition-licensee
(Forehead slap) OH, 21 years old. He's 19. Duh.

It's all in the details and boy are there ever 'details'. TY for the link.

ETA: ironic in that the ATF is creating their own loophole. You can't buy from an FFL but (depending on state) you can acquire by other legal means.

/I hope nobody tells them./sarcasm font.
 
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WalkingWolf

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If shoplifting is not a felony in Indiana, and/or your records are sealed and cannot be accessed for the purpose of firearms ownership, I would say you are good to go. Just go to a friendly LGS and ask them to do a check on you, if they are decent they will do it for a small fee, or free. You should find out in about 15 minutes if there is a problem.
 
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