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Posted: 2/15/2006 4:29:42 PM EDT
Can minors possess a long arm if an adult or parents gives it as "gift"?
And can they shoot it without a parent?
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 5:20:31 PM EDT
Minors are allowed to possess the gun if given as a gift. As far as shooting it, I cannot recall whether the laws requires parental supervision or just an adult. Someone will chime in soon, though...
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 9:05:34 PM EDT
Minors may not posess a handgun, however, a minor is defined in pa an federal statutes as someone under 18. 18-20 can own one if it's a gift from the parent.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 1:23:59 AM EDT
If a minor is shooting a firearm, there MUST be an Adult, not necessarily his/her parent, supervising.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 11:55:04 PM EDT
Ah but can the minor still claim ownership of the long arm?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 7:28:42 AM EDT
I have another question... my little brother wants a new gun, but i'm a little hesitant to just get it for him...

So if i fill out the 4473 and just give him the gun is that completely legal?
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 8:30:04 AM EDT
§6110.1. Possession of firearm by minor.

(a) Firearm.—Except as provided in subsection (b), a person under 18 years of age shall not possess or transport a firearm anywhere in this Commonwealth.

(b) Exception.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to a person under 18 years of age:

(1) who is under the supervision of a parent, grandparent, legal guardian or an adult acting with the expressed consent of the minor’s custodial parent or legal guardian and the minor is engaged in lawful activity, including safety training, lawful target shooting, engaging in an organized competition involving the use of a firearm or the firearm is unloaded and the minor is transporting it for a lawful purpose; or

(2) who is lawfully hunting or trapping in accordance with 34 Pa.C.S. (relating to game).

(c) Responsibility of adult.—Any person who knowingly and intentionally delivers or provides to the minor a firearm in violation of subsection (a) commits a felony of the third degree.

(d) Forfeiture.—Any firearm in the possession of a person under 18 years of age in violation of this section shall be promptly seized by the arresting law enforcement officer and upon conviction or adjudication of delinquency shall be forfeited or, if stolen, returned to the lawful owner.



§6111. Sale or transfer of firearms.

(c) Duty of other persons.—Any person who is not a licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer or county sheriff’s office, the latter of whom shall follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and grandchild.
Link Posted: 2/18/2006 2:34:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Steve_in_PA:
§6110.1. Possession of firearm by minor.

(a) Firearm.—Except as provided in subsection (b), a person under 18 years of age shall not possess or transport a firearm anywhere in this Commonwealth.

(b) Exception.—Subsection (a) shall not apply to a person under 18 years of age:

(1) who is under the supervision of a parent, grandparent, legal guardian or an adult acting with the expressed consent of the minor’s custodial parent or legal guardian and the minor is engaged in lawful activity, including safety training, lawful target shooting, engaging in an organized competition involving the use of a firearm or the firearm is unloaded and the minor is transporting it for a lawful purpose; or

(2) who is lawfully hunting or trapping in accordance with 34 Pa.C.S. (relating to game).

(c) Responsibility of adult.—Any person who knowingly and intentionally delivers or provides to the minor a firearm in violation of subsection (a) commits a felony of the third degree.

(d) Forfeiture.—Any firearm in the possession of a person under 18 years of age in violation of this section shall be promptly seized by the arresting law enforcement officer and upon conviction or adjudication of delinquency shall be forfeited or, if stolen, returned to the lawful owner.



§6111. Sale or transfer of firearms.

(c) Duty of other persons.—Any person who is not a licensed importer, manufacturer or dealer and who desires to sell or transfer a firearm to another unlicensed person shall do so only upon the place of business of a licensed importer, manufacturer, dealer or county sheriff’s office, the latter of whom shall follow the procedure set forth in this section as if he were the seller of the firearm. The provisions of this section shall not apply to transfers between spouses or to transfers between a parent and child or to transfers between grandparent and grandchild.



there we go.

Looks like i cant buy anything for him.

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