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Posted: 9/9/2004 3:44:53 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 3:45:44 AM EST by Witch_Doctor]
I've always thought that you HAD TO BE 21 to get a handgun, no matter what. Recently I heard that you had to be only 18 to get one from an individual, and 21 to get one from a dealer, but it varies from state to state. Is it legal here in WI?
If it is...
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 4:34:48 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:31:09 AM EST

Originally Posted By Witch_Doctor:
I've always thought that you HAD TO BE 21 to get a handgun, no matter what. Recently I heard that you had to be only 18 to get one from an individual, and 21 to get one from a dealer, but it varies from state to state. Is it legal here in WI?
If it is...



Actually no you must be 21 to own posses, carry, purchase a handgun in Wisconsin or pretty much anywhere else as its a federal law. You can how ever posses a handgun under the age of 21 for work if you are an armed guard or LEO. Or for hunting as long as yer with an adult who is 21. I've heard this gone through with people at Shooters all the time. You do have to be 21 to own it buy it or possess it, with only a few exceptions.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 6:48:20 AM EST
Sorry Photoman, it is only 18 to poses (and therefore purchase from a private party, all other laws apply regarding eligibility to own, ie. criminal history).

I bought my first Ruger 9mm when I was 20 from a friend. Later I used it as a duty weapon, but I was a civilian when I got it.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:28:50 PM EST
I'm going with nationwide on this one. You only have to be 18 to possess.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:01:43 AM EST

Originally Posted By MisterPX:
I'm going with nationwide on this one. You only have to be 18 to possess.



I'm gunna look this up. I know for a fact that unless for work related or whlie supervised you can not posses a handgun under the age of 21 in this state. Part of that is because you can;t legaly purchase one in this state unless yuou are 21. i;ve hashed this over with tons of people, so now let me see if I can find the info.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 6:31:18 AM EST
PM,

Respectfully, I disagree.

WI has a prohibition on pistols posessed by a minor (unsupervised). That's the extent of the age restriction.

There is no WI law on the books prohibiting an adult from posession (other than the obvious convicted felon, crazy-house, while in a tavern, etc. stuff) of a pistol. I just spent about an hour looking.

A licenced dealer may not sell a pistol to anyone under the age of 21. Private transfers to a kid on his 18th birthday (again, felon/crazy person aside), are not prohibited by Federal or state law.

Carrying of a weapon for work-related (ie armed security) may be different, but posession alone is just fine.

By all means search for yourself, but I don't believe you'll find it.

-FMD
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 12:15:36 PM EST
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