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can a 6 year old legaly own a gun?

Discussion in 'Legal & Political Archive' started by SheepDog223, Jan 10, 2015.

  1. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223 Salem Well-Known Member

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    Can a 4 year old? Two year old? If tomorrow a law were to get passed making it illegal to transfer ownership of a firearm to another person could I transfer ownership legally to a child?
    I'm not talking about letting them play with it, handle it, sleep with it or any other extreme stretch your imaginations can take this. Just legal ownership.
     
  2. deadeye

    deadeye Albany,OR. Moderator Staff Member

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    No
     
  3. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    Not in Washington, Oregon or Idaho, there is a 18 year old minimum. However it is legal in 30 states which have no minimum age to own a gun.
     
  4. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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    That only goes for long guns. There is a federal law that restricts handgun ownership under 18
     
  5. IronMonster

    IronMonster Washington Opinionated Member Diamond Supporter

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  6. Redcap

    Redcap Lewis County, WA Well-Known Member

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    Thought you didn't legally own anything until you became a legal adult? I could be wrong. Meh.
     
  7. mjbskwim

    mjbskwim Salmon,Idaho Well-Known Member

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    An ffl can not sell a gun to a person under 21 so it kinda means ,that in WA now,you can't buy 1 till 21
    Cause most ffls I have talked to won't agree that a 18yo can own a handgun
    Please show me wrong,I would like to be on this.
     
  8. Mark W.

    Mark W. Silverton, OR Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    An FFL can sell a rifle to anyone legally allowed and the age of 18 or over. For a Handgun it bumps up to 21 and older.

    In private purchase Federal law does not prohibit someone age 18 or over from buying a handgun. So its not illegal to sell privately to an 18 year old a handgun.

    Which with the new laws in Washington make that an odd quandary since the transaction is handled by an FFL.
     
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  9. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    The FFL is not actually selling the firearm in a private transaction, merely facilitating it.
     
  10. JustShoot

    JustShoot Oregon . Hillsborito area Active Member

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    Inheritance
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  11. Stomper

    Stomper Oceania Rising White Is The New Brown Silver Supporter

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    Confiscated to pay the inheritance tax.... next! ;)
     
  12. bakersman345

    bakersman345 Camas wa Well-Known Member

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    That's why a trust is important :)
     
  13. Fast Eddie

    Fast Eddie Vancouver Well-Known Member

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    No
     
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