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Posted: 8/19/2004 6:09:28 AM EDT
I am aware that a parent/guardian may purchase a handgun for a juvenille (under 18) for the use of ranching, target shooting, etc...

I am aware however a juvenille may not purchase the firearm OR ammunition on his/her own...

My question is this: May an adult, age 18, have a handgun for the same purposes as a juvenille--ranching, target shooting, hunting?

May that 18 yo aquire a handgun by means of trade with a nonliscensed individual?

Thanks for the help, as I couldn't find this on atf.gov

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 6:17:40 AM EDT
In some states yes... but only in a private sale. The problem will be finding that individual who is willing to sell to someone 18+ but less than 21 years of age.

www.packing.org is a good place to check your state laws about that.
Here is the link

Link Posted: 8/19/2004 2:40:13 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 3:36:28 PM EDT
Anyone know that law for MA? Cannot find it on packing.org. Thanks
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:13:29 PM EDT
In many states an 18 year old may posess a handgun like a 21 year old.
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 4:51:47 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 5:28:22 PM EDT
I also find it amusing that an 18 year old can buy an AR15, or AK47, but not a walther P22
Link Posted: 8/19/2004 8:04:04 PM EDT
An 18 year old can't buy an AK47.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 2:07:41 AM EDT

An 18 year old can't buy an AK47.

Why not?

Federal law says that you may posses a handgun at 18 but must be 21 to purchase.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 7:48:04 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/20/2004 7:50:45 AM EDT by _DR]
deleted already adressed.
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 11:18:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 4:42:47 PM EDT
An 18 y/o certainly may purchase an AK47... I owned one, well two actually. A Romanian WASR-10 and a MAK-90
Link Posted: 8/20/2004 5:14:42 PM EDT

Originally Posted By HighCaliber:
An 18 year old can't buy an AK47.

Explain yourself.
Link Posted: 8/27/2004 8:30:07 AM EDT

Originally Posted By C-4:

Originally Posted By HighCaliber:
An 18 year old can't buy an AK47.

Explain yourself.

Isn't an AK47 sort of like an M16, in that it is select fire. Aren't Class III items restricted to those 21+?
Link Posted: 8/28/2004 1:14:16 PM EDT
True, Class III is restricted, but...

AKs can be had--and are more common to the public-- as semi only and thus would be beter compared to an AR15... 18+

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