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Posted: 3/27/2006 3:18:45 PM EDT
Like the title says, I live in Texas, can I buy a gun from a face-to-face transaction legally since I am 18 and not 21...or does federal law, stating that you must be 21 to buy handguns period, say that I can't? I am very comfused because I looked up Texas state law that doesn't say no, it says you can't buy a handgun from an FFL, not a private dealer. BUT, nationally it is much more vague. So, whats the deal guys? The atf scares me and I don't want to do anything illegal.
Link Posted: 3/27/2006 4:38:58 PM EDT
Federal law deals with purchasing from a FFL.

There is NO such thing as a privated dealer. If they are dealing in firearms, they need a FFL.

As for ownership, 18 is the norm, but states vary.

Now, a private party purchase is what you are talking about. It is legal here, but I don't know TX law. Call a local PD, state, or ask in the Texas forum under "Hometown".
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