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Posted: 8/11/2018 1:26:31 PM EDT
I know a 19 year old can't purchase a handgun but can I gift one to a 19 year old, I'm wanting to get my nephew a 45

Thanks Aug
Link Posted: 8/11/2018 1:55:04 PM EDT
21 years old is the federal law to buy. 18 years old is the state law to own/possess. You could always loan it to him, then gift it later if you're worried about it. No paperwork is required, so it kind of up to you.

BTW, I assume you're both residents of the same state......because if not, then there is an issue.
Link Posted: 8/11/2018 8:52:43 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/11/2018 9:13:04 PM EDT by eric10mm]
Link Posted: 8/12/2018 1:40:41 AM EDT
Eric, I think you nailed it.

One thing I would give to the 19yr old is a "bill of sale". They are not needed, but it's his first gun...he might want to keep a written record of it. In this day and age, I don't know if people still do that, but he might like it looking back on it years from now, if you are going to write a note to him...etc. Just something he can keep with the gun as a reminder...etc.
Link Posted: 8/14/2018 1:23:52 PM EDT
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