can a 6 year old legaly own a gun?

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  1. SheepDog223

    SheepDog223
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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

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  3. IronMonster

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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.
     
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    That only goes for long guns. There is a federal law that restricts handgun ownership under 18
     
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    Thought you didn't legally own anything until you became a legal adult? I could be wrong. Meh.
     
  7. mjbskwim

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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.

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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

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

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    Inheritance
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  11. Stomper

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

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

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