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Posted: 6/4/2001 5:58:56 PM EDT
I have a few questions about private in state transfers of handguns. I live in Texas and was wondering if I buy a handgun from an individual if I have to file the transfer or anyother type of notification to the government. And is selling of a handgun by an individual to another individual under 21 legal? Thanks for any info you can give. Matt
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:01:21 PM EDT
As far as I know you MUST be 21 to own a handgun.
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 6:31:46 PM EDT
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 8:46:37 PM EDT
No one has any idea about this?
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 9:16:20 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/4/2001 9:14:38 PM EDT by Turok]
To the best of my knowlege, federal law says that you must be 18 to own a handgun. And be 21 to purchase one from a dealer. This would seem to indicate that you can do a private transfer at 18 if a guy is willing to sell to you and there aren't any state/local laws prohibiting this. I could be wrong though...
Link Posted: 6/4/2001 11:31:24 PM EDT
the federal law is screwy. I bought my first handgun at 18 from a private party. I sold a handgun to a friend who was 19, and the Sheriff Deputies in 2 counties tried to bust him for it, only to find out it was LEGAL!!
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